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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog . User Stories
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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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog . User Stories
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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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog . User Stories
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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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog
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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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog . User Stories
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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 […]

By Devon Morris | Blog . User Stories
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Jan
04

Scrum & Soft Skills Needed Combination

  Featured Alumni Article By Gurbrinder Singh Soft skills are the backbone of success for any individual. In a Scrum team where we want to make the entire team become self-managed and self-organizing, emphasis on good soft skills should be an integral part of the Scrum. Usually, soft skills are undervalued and at few places […]

By Lizzy Morris | Blog
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Mar
31

Value Adaptations Even When It’s ‘Ouchy’

The empirical process of Scrum calls to three pillars – Transparency, Inspection and Adaption. Maintaining each of these pillars takes an effort that comes from the human side of Scrum the people, the individuals. Sometimes finding out you need to make adaptions feels like an ‘ouchy‘

By Lizzy Morris | A Tip From The Eagles Nest . Blog . Scrum
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