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Seven Tips to Being a Great Product Owner

Every software product in development has a Product Owner who is in charge of supplying the requirements, and it is often misunderstood how important this role is. 773 more words


Were Pirates Agile?

A good friend of mine has been watching Black Sails and he commented at how similar the structure was to a Scrum team and so I did a little research just to see what parallels can be drawn from a a band of pirates and an Agile team. 598 more words

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Product Backlog Item dependencies in Visual Studio Team Services

Last week a customer came up to me and asked if it were possible to show all dependencies for a certain Product Backlog Item (PBI) in Visual Studio Team Services. 549 more words

Yet Another Agile Blog

Well, let’s start yet another Agile blog on our quest of being perfectly Agile, while in pursuit of complete Agility.


Sprint Planning Meeting

In Scrum, the sprint planning meeting is attended by the product owner, ScrumMaster and the entire Scrum team. Outside stakeholders may attend by invitation of the team, although this is rare in most companies. 402 more words


Key Elements of the Sprint Retrospective

The sprint retrospective is a meeting facilitated by the ScrumMaster at which the team discusses the just-concluded sprint and determines what could be changed that might make the next sprint more productive. 262 more words


Speed vs Velocity

This year at Scrum Day Europe I participated in a workshop for videoscribing, a really simple way to try and make your story engaging. I came away from that workshop buzzing with energy and with a few idea of what topics I would love to try with the technique. 113 more words