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 [...]

Scrum Resources

Do you need to learn more about Agile and Scrum fundamentals? We suggest starting with the following books. For beginners Slovak translation If you are agile already Presentations about Scrum

December 12th, 2011|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: |

Agile estimation explained: Story points vs. Hours

When defining a story, one can fill out an ‘effort’ and a ‘duration’. What is the difference between them? What is the story point? Let's start with the story point.  Scrum is „a little bit“ different than other classic project management techniques. When you want to develop some feature, you have to know the „size“ [...]

November 16th, 2011|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk for Windows: API Attachments Limits

REST API is in Microsoft Information Server configured by default to transfer binary data of maximum size of 65KB. The size is configurable by parameter maxReceivedMessageSize in web.config file located in API directory. <standardEndpoints> <!--Defines a standard endpoint with a fixed <webHttpBinding> binding that automatically adds the <webHttp> behavior. Use this endpoint when writing a [...]

Scrum Basics, Mike Vizdos, Sustainable Software Development, part I.

Michael Vizdos from Agile Renovation, explains Agile principles focusing on Scrum project management framework. Presented on 29. September 2011. Sustainable Software Development (Part I.) - Scrum Basics from ScrumDesk on Vimeo. Agile Knowledge Hub is supported by ScrumDesk company. With help of partners, coaches, speakers, and practitioners Agile Knowledge Hub provides a possibility to see, hear, [...]

September 30th, 2011|Categories: All, Events|Tags: , , |

Scrum Glossary: Scrum Roles

Pig & chicken Metaphor that helps to distinguish people actively involved in development of the product and people who should not interrupt the team in an iteration. Product Owner Father of the product. Responsible for product success. Provides a vision to the team. Communication channel between the team, stakeholders and customers. Responsible for: product [...]

What does your BurnDown chart say?

ScrumDesk analyzes agile practices applied by teams and helps ScrumMasters to identify gaps quickly. These tips and findings of BurnDown charts are based on our 14+ years of agile coaching. Check additional metrics that ScrumDesk helps to track. Burn Down Chart is a primary scrum metric used to track the implementation progress of the [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: User Story Card

Scrum as project management is using the concept of index cards introduced in Extreme Programming (XP). Cards are supposed to establish conversation and clarification of requirements.  The card in ScrumDesk displays more details than paper index card while still provides visibility. ScrumDesk index card's advantages compared to other project management tools: resizable many colors [...]

Prepare Definition of Done together

As you are aware, Scrum is based on values very nice summarized by Mike Vizdos's o this cartoon. All of them, however, requires to define working agreement supporting creation of these values. An adaptation is in Scrum done at different levels, mostly through collaboration. Teams  have to have common understanding, common vocabulary. We use [...]

Kano Model helps Product Backlog Prioritization

Product management is about searching for the most important requirement that needs to be delivered as the next. There are different prioritization practices. One such dimension that product owner should be aware of is expected customer satisfaction. Satisfaction with developed feature or story. Mr. Noriaki Kano developed Kano model as valuable technique helping to recognize that. Applying this [...]

Agile prioritization. What to build the first?

Product owner  is often confronted with a large backlog. This post continues  to explain how to consider priority of stories. See principles in previous post. Measuring risk and positive value allows to calculate the order in which stories should be developed. Very nice and simple visualization can be Risk  vs. Value chart. Chart is split [...]

Scrum Checklist

Scrum is a lightweight process framework. As it is just a framework, you can find the same implementation in the world rarely. Even at the company level scrum implementation will be different project by project. To validate our coaching effort we use Scrum Checklist (originally written by Henrik Kniberg). Henrik's checklist is a paper-based [...]

November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , |

Real life episode: Speed Boat game helps improve

Successful companies are looking for the ways how to improve processes all the time. Sources of improvement, in companies driven by traditional management, are mostly selected people from senior management and/or process engineers. The problem is, as we in agile community see, that source of improvements are not the people directly doing the job in [...]

Real life episode: Product review

Sprint review (or demo, demonstration) is fundamental Scrum ceremony providing a visibility of results to a product owner, stakeholders or anyone invited.  For an agile team, a review is a key event as commitment they agreed on must be demonstrated as a real functionality. We spent a couple of few days on-site with teams we coach. The [...]

October 31st, 2010|Categories: Agile Knowledge Hub, All|Tags: , |