Working Agreements Everywhere

The concept of working agreements is as old as the need to cooperate. Inside the agile community, they are used to set the teams norms. They set the agreed upon cultural rules. Working agreements are enforceable within the team because it is a collective agreement. Typically, the people affected by them create them. Working agreements […]

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May
11

Splitting Strategies – An Almost Comprehensive Guide

Splitting user stories is positive all the way around. We are always encouraged to build things around motivated teams. Also, motivation happens when people have purpose, autonomy, and mastery. Splitting strategies will lead to frequent delivery of a valuable product. It helps the Engineering Team feel a sense of accomplishment. Also, it strengthens confidence in […]

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May
04

What Is A Spike?

Many people underutilize or overemphasize the essence of a spike. Therefore, it’s necessary to gain an understanding of their advantages and disadvantages. Many organizations use it to scale their ideas or launch of a new product and features.   In this post, you’d get insightful details and understanding of how a spike works. You’d also […]

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Apr
27

A Horizontal Slice Versus A Vertical Slice: Which is better?

The difference between horizontal versus vertical slicing is trivial for some people. Some believe that delivering perfect engineered masterpiece is the best option. Others recognize the sacrifice of essential functionality. At times, a Product Owner will work closely with the engineering team. Other times, do it alone. They must break down user stories and prioritize […]

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Apr
20

Why Split User Stories, Anyway?

Product Owners are accountable for outlining the expectations of their desired Product. User stories communicate the need between the users, stakeholders and engineering team. The Scrum Team starts the conversation with the user story. They use the user story to continue the conversation and to get more just in time information as needed. The Product […]

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Apr
13

7 Common Mistakes Splitting Stories


Whether you are working on a product or a project, you must find ways to progress from the big idea down into something that is achievable within your defined constraints. The purpose of the user story is to meet the needs of the user. By design, it is a means of communication between the stakeholders […]

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Apr
05

User Story – Start With Training Wheels

What Is A User Story, Anyway? One of the most significant challenges across all businesses within any industry is ensuring that everyone is on the same page. Regardless of whether you are dealing with software or teaching children in school, there comes a need for an effective and efficient method of communication. A novel idea […]

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Apr
01

Health, Scrum and SMART GOALS

With every new year comes hope for renewal and a fresh start. The desire to stay fit and lose weight are usually among the Top 5 New Years resolutions year after year. But, how optimistic are you about those goals after the first quarter of the year? By mixing Scrum with SMART goals, you can […]

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