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ScrumImpulz conference on Agile practices on May 27th in Slovakia

By |February 13th, 2020|Blog, Events|

International conference on Agile by ScrumDesk We are pleased to invite you to the 10th year of ScrumImpulz conference, the only conference on Agile in Slovakia. Come and experience the anniversary edition focused on Product Ownership! When and where? The conference will be held on May 27th, 2020, in X-BIONIC® HOTEL in Šamorín, Slovakia. Celebrating the 10th anniversary we wanted to make it special. That’s why we [...]

Track OKR progress with ScrumDesk v. 8.44

By |February 12th, 2020|Blog|

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 OKRs. With new Objectives and Key Results overview interactive chart you can play to understand which goal and key results currently add the biggest portion of value to your effort and which are still missing. It is [...]

Scaled Agility Meetup #2, Košice, 12.3.2020

By |February 12th, 2020|Blog, Events|

WHO WILL SPEAK? Eben van Ellewee The Challenges of the Product Owner in a Corporate world To be the product owner in the corporate world is challenging. Huge pressure from your stakeholders, you are far from your end user, there is a lot of dependencies, complex technologies and technical debt. Highly possible. You also need to be synchronized with other product owners [...]

Why every product needs an elevator statement

By |February 10th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 statement for your product Saves time and resources If we break down the product [...]

Elevator statement: Real-life examples and similar tools

By |February 6th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 questioned we talked about in the first post. The first elevator statement Let’s take a look at an example of an elevator statement for a task management application for their employees [...]

How to write a great elevator statement

By |February 3rd, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

What value your product brings? Can you explain in 30 seconds? You want to build a meaningful product that brings value to customers. But how can you do your best to stay on the right track? To focus on the features that matter or create a product that customers want to buy? Start with an elevator statement and focus on what’s important from the beginning. An elevator statement [...]

The History of Scrum: How, when and WHY

By |January 22nd, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 been done before. For both Schwaber and Sutherland, the formal Scrum model was the [...]

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

By |January 20th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 existing IT systems, complex business rules and their variations with many exceptions. Loan for [...]

How to be a good Scrum Master

By |December 29th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

Agile and Scrum have become widely used in IT and even though advantages of this framework are numerous, some people just don’t like it. A lot of them had their own experience with Scrum, in particular with bad Scrum. Attending 45 minutes long “daily stand-ups”, Scrum Master demanding overtime because other team’s velocity is higher or even a Scrum Master acting like a project manager would probably make [...]

Kudo cards: tool for motivation and retrospective in one

By |November 30th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 designed to help deliver feedback and motivate people in the right way. The word [...]

Meetup Scaled Agility v Košiciach, 10.10.2019

By |September 25th, 2019|Blog, Consulting, Events|

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 Kuzmányho ulici v Košiciach o 18 hodine. Čo nas čaká? 1.SAFe@GigaBit, T-Systems Slovakia Martin [...]

ScrumDesk Mobile for iOS is available

By |September 24th, 2019|Blog, ScrumDesk, ScrumDesk application|

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 from the mobile application fast. Track estimated, remaining and spent time in work logs. [...]

How to split user stories? Part 2: By operations

By |August 30th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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, we will take a look at another handy option. By operations. Hmm, what do [...]

How to split user stories? Part 1: By workflow

By |August 30th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

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 into smaller ones in the right way. This usually ends with comments saying that [...]

Ten tips for Product Owner on how to support a daily standup

By |August 25th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, Blog, Consulting|

In your opinion, is Product Owner a member of the team? Usually, the teams answer during agile mentoring is that they are not. Although 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 team can consider them as a foreign element and have a problem performing in front of [...]