artistic goals above a head

Why are Sprint Goals so important? imagine you’re a football team and you’re out on the field and you have no idea why you’re there. So, you look around and you just start running and somebody throws a ball and every once in a while you hear some cheering from the fans and you go…

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If you’re reading this, clearly you wanna be a successful Scrum master. Here are four recommendations I can make on what to do to be great at it. First: we need to master Scrum. Take the words “Scrum Master” literally. a Scrum Master knows their stuff, but let’s avoid being a jerk about it. Avoid…

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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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