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How to choose the project management tool

By |February 5th, 2022|All|

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, technologies, legislation, and teams dependencies. All of that establish fundaments to the change of [...]

ScrumDesk 9.42.2: Share Business Context with Team

By |June 27th, 2021|All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|

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 on processes. Yes, processes even we know that collaboration should be over processes, right [...]

Tips on helpful resources for Retrospective

By |April 6th, 2021|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 valuable tips for your Retrospective. All of the resources are used by our mentors, [...]

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

By |August 23rd, 2020|All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|

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 Great agile teams are able to provide hundreds of ideas after a couple [...]

Training Leading SAFe®, August 2020, Bratislava

By |July 29th, 2020|All, Events|

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 derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attend the [...]

Scrum Master’s Daily Checklist

By |July 9th, 2020|All|

Is everything ready for the daily stand-up? Is the taskboard updated? What about the virtual taskboard? Are too many tasks work in progress? Is someone dealing with the impediments? And many more questions Scrum Masters asks themselves every day. It’s difficult to remember everything a Scrum Master should pay attention to on a daily basis, especially for the ones new in their role. That is why [...]

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

By |July 8th, 2020|All|

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 organisational culture, relationships, and mentality. In this interview, you can read about how she [...]

Online training Product Ownership Meaningfully

By |July 6th, 2020|All, Events|

About the course A product is born from questions, but comes alive with parental care. Product Owner is one of the most demanded roles. This key role isn't only there to ensure the success of an agile team, but most importantly to ensure the success of the product and the company. Do you want to know how to lead product development using agile processes and include the [...]

Bugs, incidents, problems, and service requests in Agile

By |May 27th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 is responsible for the product that stands on multiple legs. Business, technology, support, bugs, [...]

ScrumDesk now on ProductHunt

By |May 18th, 2020|All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|

We've just added ScrumDesk on ProductHunt! ScrumDesk has supported more than 40 000 teams since 2007. This together with agile coaching helps us understand what is really important for an agile mindset. A lot of ideas were implemented or updated and some of them were even scratched. Because we make ScrumDesk full of meaningful agile product management practices that help you build the right [...]

Frequently Asked: Story points in team of experts

By |May 7th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 focused either on technology or business domain without knowing a lot about others. But, [...]

How To: An Online Backlog Refinement

By |May 7th, 2020|All|

Online meetings are the new reality of our everyday lives. Most of us have already been to an online meeting with a difficult agenda or maybe you’re just planning one. But achieving demanding goals in the online world is not easy. Working from home means more distractions when you’re already trying to concentrate on 10 people talking on your screen. How can you organize a difficult online meeting [...]

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

By |April 9th, 2020|All|

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. Teams we often work with repeat the same mistakes, which usually leads [...]

ScrumDesk 8.44: Microsoft Teams notifications + Custom fields types

By |March 7th, 2020|All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|

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. Custom Fields, multiple types [...]

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

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

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 on Agile by ScrumDesk We are pleased to invite you to the 10th year [...]