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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: , |

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: |

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 [...]

Too many requirements. Just too many…

Lots of requirements. Lots and lots and lots A story about what will your ‘Yes’ answer cause in the long run. Lots of work. If it was about fire being once here and once there. But the fire burns always, everywhere and every single day. We develop a number of system customizations and our app [...]

How to build a great agile team when everybody is an expert?

Yet another week of mentoring is over, the next team is ready and another one prepared. This time it was, as always, quite unique and interesting. As I always say. We met a new team of people, working in a successful company and even though they’ve been sat in the same room for more [...]

The journey of one Scrum Master

About the life of the agile team, relations, Scrumastership, responsibilities and some good practices.  “KEEP CALM SCRUM MASTER IS HERE"  When I started in one of the company’s development team, I had no experience with Scrumastership. The team was already formed and was in the “storming” phase. After coming into the team we reset the [...]

Who is Product Owner? The Product Owner Role description

Chooses the right things. Many customers of our consultancy services ask us for some brief and practical description of the role of the Product Owner. Here is our attempt to provide not just some theory, but some additional practical tips for this role as well. The Product Owner The Product Owner role is a [...]

Epical epic. Agile epic examples

What is an agile epic, what to use it for and foremost how? Requirements. Small, large, technical, business, operational, researchable. And above all, plenty of them. During four years of ScrumDesk development, we have more than 800 requirements in our backlog. And these are only requirements that we have decided to implement without any [...]

40 benefits of Agile vs. traditional approaches

Last year many people asked us about the benefits of Agile compared to traditional ways of creating products. Because of that we had a short brainstorming session and came up with this list of forty advantages of Agile: A customer gets value regularly even during the first weeks of development. Products are usable after [...]

Course Certified Product Owner, November 2017, Bratislava

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 6-7 November 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner Course - is trained by Scrum Alliance certified trainer CST and you will definitely enjoy it. We look at Scrum from the Product Owner's point of view, covering several concepts on how to create [...]

October 7th, 2017|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , |

Course Certified Scrum Master, 23-24.10.2017, Bratislava

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 23-24 November, 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Regular Price: 1200 EUR excluding VAT Early Price: 1000 EUR excluding VAT expires 23 October, 2017 NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSM - Certified Scrum Master course is unique opportunity to look at Scrum from the ScrumMaster point of view. You will definitely enjoy it. [...]

October 7th, 2017|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , |

The Daily Standup Checklist, part II.

This article is the continuation of The Daily Stand-up Checklist for ScrumMasters, part I. The aim of this series is to help Scrum Masters to prepare better for daily stand-up so it is efficient, productive and engaging. These tips are based on our observation of 100+ agile teams in their agile transformations. In the first part, [...]

10 ScrumMaster’s Failures

We see ScrumMasters fail very often while supporting agile teams in their agile transformations. Based on stories of more than one hundred of ScrumMasters we think that the following 10 ScrumMaster's failures are the top most important for agile teams. 1. Because of Agile People do not care about Agile or Scrum. They want [...]

Webinar: Traditional versus Agile Management

Traditional versus Agile management is fundamentally different in the core principles. This webinar (in Slovak language) summarizes fundamental agile principles: Pull principle, a team pulls requirements and tasks to implement them. As late as possible, details are added as late as possible to do not produce waste working on features that will be removed [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , , |

Daily Stand-up done well II.

We approached the reasons for the regular meetings of the team in the first post. Another issue ScumMaster should consider is where the daily stand-up would be held. This topic is obviously more important for the non-distributed teams. The stand-up that has taken place without any changes in a team room is the common mistake [...]

Scrum Practice Day, Bratislava April 4th

Come to learn Scrum by practice. Let's develop a product using all Scrum ceremonies including Agile practices with help of experienced Agile coaches. Language: Slovak, English When: April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM Where: Bratislava For who Agile teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Leadership roles, Project management, Product management, Business owners Purpose The purpose of [...]

February 12th, 2012|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , |

Webinar: Agile Estimation of requirements in planning

Agile projects apply different estimation approaches compared to traditional project management. Even there is the discussion of estimation is necessary, agile teams are estimating requirements as clients often want to know effort. Timofey Yevgrashyn is an experienced Agile Coach, who supported the agile transition of many teams. Currently, he is focused on distributed and [...]

February 11th, 2012|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , |

Free Scrum Guidelines

While being in agile transition, teams look for information on how to do agile correctly. Often the question sounds 'How to DO agile?' We prepared Scrum Guideline that we hope might be helpful to shorten your Agile transformation and stabilize the agile environment sooner. The paper describes all Scrum ceremonies with a focus on [...]

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Applying Lean-Agile to the Enterprise by Drew Jemilo

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean-Agile practices to the enterprise. It will soon be available to the general public in a structured format on an interactive website. SAFe has been scaled to over 140 teams and 1,000 people, yet can still be applied to smaller companies [...]

November 13th, 2011|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , |

Discounted Certified Scrum Developer Training for ScrumDesk users

Are you interested in engineering practices that emphasis  the speed and quality of your agile project? Agile Renovation, Scrum Alliance registered education provider, provides Certified Scrum Developer training in Budapest in September. Most of Scrum certification training are focused on Scrum practices forgetting little bit development perspective of agile transition. This training speed-ups engineering practices of [...]

July 10th, 2011|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , |