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28
NOV
2016

Why estimate the size rather than the duration of a user story? Are story points better than hours?

In Scrum, the owner of the estimates is very clear.  Only the people who do the work, i.e. the Team, have the right to offer estimates for the Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog items.  However, like many things in Scrum, the framework leaves it up to each Team to decide on what...
14
NOV
2016

Unlock Your Path to Success with Powerful Questions at Scrum Gathering® Portugal

Nov 14th, 2016 San Diego, CA – Do you use questions to help people find their path?  Or how might questions spark a dialogue on what is really important from a team?  In the preceding example, one the questions was weak while the other was much more powerful.  Learn how to...
03
NOV
2016

What are the most common mistakes or misconceptions when organizations start Scrum?

Here are the three most common mistakes (in no particular order) that I see with my clients who are struggling to implement and sustain long-term Agile adoption. Weak Product Owners – without a Product Owner (PO), Scrum does not work.  Thankfully, most of my clients have...
01
NOV
2016

CSP Fast Pass Founders Present Two Topics at Munich Scrum Gathering®

Munich, Germany – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, and Jason Tanner, CEO of Applied Frameworks, were quite busy last month at the Munich Global Scrum Gatherin.  On Wednesday, Oct 19th they presented two, ninety-minute workshops on topics of interest...