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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: , |

Training Leading SAFe®, August 2020, Bratislava

According to State of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is by far the most popular agile scaling method. While Agile is excellent for smaller teams and simple solutions, SAFe helps you manage complex systems. During this course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean/Agile enterprise by leveraging SAFe, and its underlying principles [...]

July 29th, 2020|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , |

Agile mentor Barbora Moravcová about her work: We enter the working life of people and business organisations

Barbora Moravcová started at ScrumDesk whilst she was still studying at university. After gaining valuable knowledge from other mentors, she decided to gain practical experiences from the other side, the perspective of being a client. Later she decided to return where she belongs and began working in ScrumDesk as an Agile mentor focusing on [...]

July 8th, 2020|Categories: All|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 [...]

Don’t give KO to your OKR: 25 don‘ts and 5 do’s

Review your OKR Company Objectives and key results (OKR) impact more people than just the development teams, they affect everyone working in or with the company. In theory, coming up with good OKR might seem easy enough, but when you start using them in real life, writing the right OKR becomes very complicated. [...]

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: |

ScrumImpulz conference on Agile practices on May 27th in Slovakia – CANCELED

UPDATE: We are very sorry to inform you that due to safety concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus we decided to cancel the #ScrumImpulz 2020. For more information please visit the ScrumImpulz Conference pages. We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to seeing you in 2021. Stay safe. International Conference [...]

February 13th, 2020|Categories: All, Events|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 [...]

Every product needs an elevator statement

Previously, we’ve shown you how to write a great elevator statement and some real-life examples. In this post, we’ll show you why you should start writing an elevator statement right now and how it can help you not just create a valuable product for the customer, but also make the development easier. An elevator [...]

February 10th, 2020|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , |

Elevator statement: Real-life examples and similar tools

Start writing... We focused the second part of our elevator statement series on working with real-life examples and showing you similar tools. Learn how to make an elevator statement better by using our tips and asking the question we talked about in the first post. The first elevator statement Let’s take a look at [...]

February 6th, 2020|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , , |

The History of Scrum: How, when and why

Understand the reasons, not just the process. Scrum's been around for over two decades and is helping many people successfully develop new products faster and more efficiently. This framework was officially first introduced to the public in 1995 by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, but as the authors say, it's not anything that hasn't [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: |

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: |

Kudo cards: The Tool for Motivation and Retrospective

Being agile means receiving feedback, accepting it and changing. To get feedback you probably do retrospective once a sprint, but there are other activities that can provide ideas at any time, motivate and “spice up” your retro all at once. We’re talking about Kudo cards.   Kudo cards is a technique described in Management 3.0 [...]

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: , , |