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Ensure Project Success by Getting Formal Commitment from your Extended Team

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Agile Scrum | 0 comments

Ensure Project Success by Getting Formal Commitment from your Extended Team

When you form a new scrum team, you may not get all the desired resources. At GSD Mindset, we propose that when you organize a new scrum team, you should also get commitment from what we refer to as the GSD Extended Team.

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Story Identification for Newbies

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Story Identification for Newbies

For those new to Scrum, story identification can seem intimidating. Event modeling is one of my favorite go to methods that get my story writing juices flowing.

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How Big is Too Big for a Scrum Team?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 4 comments

How Big is Too Big for a Scrum Team?

A scrum team size of 9 members may be optimal for Scrum, however your project may need a bigger team to complete all the required work on time.

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A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

A Spike Story is written when the team has to conduct research before moving forward. Spikes should get Story Points too. Here’s why.

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Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

If your scrum team supports production applications, consider reducing sprint velocity to achieve more predictable product delivery.

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Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Most teams are happy to move away from estimating work in hours. But, when you are new to the concept of agile scrum story size, where do you start?

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Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Agile Scrum, Agile Transition | Comments Off on Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

You realize some Project Management functions in the waterfall world may still be needed now that you’re Agile. What are they and who should perform them?

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Why Your Scrum Team Needs a Release Plan

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Why Your Scrum Team Needs a Release Plan

Some scrum teams believe the only required planning is Sprint Planning, but we advocate creating a Release Plan to set proper management expectations.

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Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

Scrum of Scrums Manages Cross-Team Commitments

With a strong commitment to cooperation and a little organization, cross-team product deliverables can be managed through the Scrum of Scrums concept.

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We are Agile. We are Not Perfect.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

We are Agile. We are Not Perfect.

It’s OK if your team does not practice Agile Scrum exactly as outlined in the handbook, but how do you know if good is good enough?

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