With the bajillion articles written on it, you’ve probably seen that the creators of Scrum released the latest edition of their official guide to the framework, marking the first new revision since 2017. Good news! It’s slightly shorter, less dogmatic, less prescriptive, and reads less like a boring technical guide, and more like advice from…

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What does it take to get started with the Definition of Done? This is a common question coming from new and even experienced Scrum teams. For something to be usable, we must define the quality standard our stakeholders need for a solution to be considered “usable”. If it’s not done, it’s not usable. It all…

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What happens every time you interact with a customer? You get feedback! In some way, shape, or form, any time you deliver a product or service, you get something back from your end-users. Sometimes, it comes in the form of indifference. Ideally, it’s in the form of dollars and cents. This is the point of…

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Have you always wondered about the difference between agile and Scrum? You’re not alone, these words are commonly interchanged for one another but they are not the same thing at all. Check out this video blog by me, Robb Pieper, Professional Scrum Trainer (Scrum.org) and CEO of Responsive Advisors. For upcoming Professional Scrum courses in…

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Templates and Canvases are a dime a dozen for no small reason then that there is no best practice for how to do many things. Instead of getting burdened down with a prescriptive formula, I want to discuss things to consider to keep your Epic template minimal but sufficient. Firstly, do you truly need one?…

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