About Dusan Kocurek

ScrumDesk product manager. Passionist agilist, coach I like to help organizations to transform into an Agile environment.

How to choose the project management tool

How to choose the best project management tool today? The project management practices are changing and adapting thanks to complexity, need to focus on customers, the speed of a business and, of course, thanks to Agile. Preparation of detailed plans for the next year doesn't make sense at all. The complexity of markets, products, [...]

February 5th, 2022|Categories: All|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 9.42.2: Share Business Context with Team

What is new in ScrumDesk? In the newest ScrumDesk version, our main focus was to bring agile teams closer to the context of their business which is the reason why teams are needed. Why this topic? Working with dozens of agile teams, our Agile mentors recognized that agile teams are too much focused [...]

June 27th, 2021|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

Tips on helpful resources for Retrospective

From our personal experience, we are all aware that with a lot of work and outside pressures, working on your personal development, trying to unite and move forward a team of people can be quite tricky, especially as we share our personal challenges. That’s why at ScrumDesk, we decided to gather a number of [...]

April 6th, 2021|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , |

ScrumDesk 8.47: Retrospectives, Objectives and Key Results, Root Cause Analysis

Retrospectives Retrospective Sessions Does your team like the retrospective format and use it even for non-retro brainstorming workshops? Create a retrospective session to keep all session ideas in one place. Every session might have a retrospective theme assigned so the team knows what to focus on in their brainstorming. Retrospective filters [...]

August 23rd, 2020|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

Bugs, incidents, problems, and service requests in Agile

It happened once again. 2nd level support teams (outside of scrum/agile) raised new incidents towards the scrum teams (3rd level support). How to prioritize work between business requirements and non-business requirements where the Product Owner is focused primarily on business requirements? Product Owners should not focus on business requirements only. The Product Owner [...]

May 27th, 2020|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

Frequently Asked: Story points in team of experts

Should you use story points for a team of developers developing multiple systems? The situation This question was asked by scrum masters who's teams are not ideal agile teams as the company introduces agile in multiple steps. Their team typically consists of experts focused on web, ledger, back- ends PHP / Java. They are [...]

ScrumDesk 8.44: Microsoft Teams notifications + Custom fields types

Microsoft Teams notifications Is your Agile team distributed? Does your company use Microsoft Teams as collaboration tool? Stay informed on project changes in your agile team even without ScrumDesk. Integrate ScrumDesk with MS Teams application via incoming webhook to get the notifications on new backlog items, tasks, their changes, or just new worklogs. [...]

March 7th, 2020|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: |

ScrumDesk 8.44: Track Objectives and Key Results Progress

Objectives & Key Results Overview - track OKR interactively An understanding of the current status and progress of objectives and key results is quite tricky. Especially if you have multiple Objectives and Key Results. With the new Objectives and Key Results overview interactive chart you can play to understand which goal and key [...]

How to split user stories? Part 3: By business rules variation

How to split user stories properly? In previous articles you could read more on the split by workflow steps and by operations. This article brings examples on the user stories splitting by business rules variation. Business rules The business works in very complex environment. Complex technologies, global competition, complex design of [...]

January 20th, 2020|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: |

Meetup Scaled Agility v Košiciach, 10.10.2019

Po dlhšej odmlke zvolávame Agile Meetup v Košiciach. O Agile sa už toho narozprávalo veľa a v Košiciach agilné praktiky aplikuje skoro každá IT firma. Niektoré firmy však dnes potrebujú agilné princípy aplikovať vo veľkom. Preto tentokrát bude meetup na tému Scaled Agility. Kde? Stretneme sa netradične na novom tradičnom mieste v Nico Caffe na [...]

September 25th, 2019|Categories: All, Events|Tags: |

ScrumDesk Mobile for iOS is available

ScrumDesk mobile gives you high transparency and control over the management of projects in an agile way. With mobile edition you will be able: Access projects developed by your teams. Check all planned, active and finished iterations or sprints. See all product backlog requirements. Understand who is working on which task. Track task status [...]

September 24th, 2019|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: |

How to split user stories? Part 2: By Operations

User stories splitting, working with epic, epic splitting into user stories. One great art. In the first part, we have shown you examples for splitting requirements into smaller ones by the process. Although this is the last division step for many Product Owners, this is not enough for a reasoned app. In this part, [...]

August 30th, 2019|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , , |

How to split user stories? Part 1: By Workflow

The examples were created in the form of a user story map using the ScrumDesk app, where you can easily create a backlog from epics to embedded features to user stories. So far, in our consultation with the agile teams, we have always encountered unfamiliarity in each team about how to split the requirements [...]

August 30th, 2019|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , , |

Ten tips for Product Owner on How to Support Daily Standup

In your opinion, is the Product Owner a member of the team? Usually, the team's answer during agile mentoring is that they are not. Although the Product Owner is not familiar with the technical development, their presence on daily stand-ups is very important. However, since they do not participate in the implementation itself, the [...]

August 25th, 2019|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , |

Personal Map: The Tool to Strengthen The Team

Do you feel that your team needs to improve relationships, or do you want to help them get to know each other better? Try personal maps with them, and you will not regret it. A personal map is a technique that helps people find common topics for conversation effortlessly and easily. Get inspired on [...]

August 25th, 2019|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , |

How to substitute the Product Owner or Scrum Master during vacation

It’s finally hot outside, and plane tickets to Spain are cheaper. Relaxing by the sea or relaxing from these heatwaves in Norway means temporarily leaving your team. Even if you only leave for two weeks, it may be challenging for them. Or for you, if during your vacation instead of googling the opening hours [...]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk, GitHub, BitBucket and Redmine integrations

GitHub integration Is your project stored in GitHub while the project is managed in ScrumDesk? From now don't forget to mention #ScrumDeskBacklogItemID in the commit, or comment, or wiki page title and the link to them will be added to the related backlog item stored in ScrumDesk. Following events are supported: commit comment, wiki [...]

June 22nd, 2019|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: |

Meet Coach at ScrumImpulz 2019 Agile Coaching Clinic

Ladislav Medveczky Ladislav Medveczky Linkedin Profile IT engineer, manager, and agile enthusiast who believes that trust leads to much better results as micromanagement. Laci started as a software developer in 1995 in ArtInAppleS, a pioneer and evangelist company of OOP and Smalltalk in Central Europe. In 2000 Laci joined Siemens where he [...]

May 20th, 2019|Categories: All, Events|Tags: |

Secure your account with two factors authentication

Enable Two Factors Authentication The two factor authentication increases the security level by inclusion of the mobile device into the authorization process. You will need to enable two factor authentication first: Log into ScrumDesk. Click the avatar in the left menu. Click on the My Profile menu option. Click EDIT button at the [...]

May 3rd, 2019|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: |

Mentors you will meet at ScrumImpulz conference Coaching Clinic

Zoltán Šipkai Zoltan is a passionate Agilist and tireless seeker of knowledge who believes that the best way to create great software is to nurture a safe, positive and inspiring environment. In his opinion, the central component of the software are people who largely determine the product’s success. Currently, he works as [...]

May 3rd, 2019|Categories: All, Events|Tags: |