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

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

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

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 [...]

ScrumDesk 8.44: Track Objectives and Key Results Progress

February 12th, 2020|All|

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 results currently add the biggest portion of value to your effort and which are [...]

Scaled Agility Meetup #2, Košice, 12.3.2020

February 12th, 2020|All, Events|

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 in the program or even in the [...]

Every product needs an elevator statement

February 10th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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

February 6th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 an example of an elevator statement for a task management application for their employees [...]

How to write a great elevator statement

February 3rd, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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

January 22nd, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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

January 20th, 2020|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 [...]

Became a great Scrum Master

December 29th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

Agile and Scrum have become widely used in IT and even though the 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 as a project manager would probably [...]

Kudo cards: The Tool for Motivation and Retrospective

November 30th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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

September 25th, 2019|All, 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

September 24th, 2019|All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|

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

August 30th, 2019|Agile Knowledge Hub, All|

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 [...]