How to: (not just) backlog refinement online

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

Kudo cards: tool for motivation and retrospective in one

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 [...]

How to split user stories? Part 2: By operations

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

Personal map: a tool to strengthen the team

Do you feel that your team needs to improve relationships, or do you want to help them get to know each other better? Try personal maps with them, and you will not regret it. A personal map is a technique that helps people find common topics for conversation effortlessly and easily. Get inspired on [...]

How to write a requirement in a User Story format correctly

A few years ago, Mike Cohn promoted a user-story format of requirements. Since then, every requirement has become accustomed to being a user story in Scrum. Even then, when it is not considered to be a good one and even if it is not written in this format. User Story The User Story format [...]

19 ideas to help improve agile KPI

At the turning point of the year, it’s time for the interviews in companies. Favorite review of last year’s work and proposal of new goals. Plus, their KPI. Key Performance Indicators. At the given time, it was a topic of the week for me. I saw interesting KPI: Your goal is to make an [...]

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Don’t look for percentages in a proper Agile product management

Oh, that great idea once again. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%. Apparently, the feature is 79% done. Round of applause, that’s a nice number. Nicer than 78%. Masturpercentobation. But what Jeff has to do with that, yes, that user Jeff. Team: ‘Ugh nothing we can do now, we have to wait 3 weeks for the next sprint release.’ Product [...]

Management and Agile

A story about a leader and management motivated to actively support Agile. Just the title sounds like an oxymoron to those of us, who apply Agile principles. Yes, I have to affirm that the Agile is often perceived by management as another toy for the developers. That’s why the implication of Agile is a [...]

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