Recently, I took the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) exam from Scrum.org. This test examines an individual's understanding and application of Nexus Framework, which has been created by Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum) and Scrum.Org. When I posted this achievement on social media, I received many messages seeking advice on how to prepare for it and … Continue reading How to Pass Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
Distributed team(s) are a team(s) in which all team members are not co-located (something like the above picture). Before we jump on to how to deal with distributed teams, let's just discuss why such team formation happen. Key factors that drive organisations to have distributed teams are- Global market, local talent, and cost. Globalisation has … Continue reading Working in Scrum with Distributed Teams
Have you ever faced a situation where an unplanned work or 'emergency' request has come up during the middle of the sprint and you have been asked to work on it because otherwise, the whole world will fall over? I believe the majority will say "YES". If this is happening but rarely, not an issue. … Continue reading How to Manage Interruptions During Sprints
Product Backlog refinement probably the most elusive and underused concept in the agile world. It is not even an official scrum event. So, sometimes teams don't even do it According to the Scrum Guide: Product Backlog refinement is the act of adding detail, estimates, and order to items in the Product Backlog. This is an … Continue reading Product Backlog Refinement- Very Powerful But Underused Activity
Last week, we discussed what should be the ideal Sprint length and in the end, I promised that the next article I will talk about whether we should change the sprint length. To start let's read our golden source- the Scrum Guide. From the Scrum Guide "Sprints best have the consistent duration throughout a development … Continue reading Is it ok to change the Sprint length?
For teams new to Scrum or adopting Scrum in a new project, probably the first question comes to everybody's mind is 'What should be the Sprint length'. Scrum Guide only suggests that it must not be more than a month as after that team starts losing focus. So before we move onto the answer for … Continue reading What is the ideal Sprint length
/Welcome, everyone. In this post, I will describe a real scenario around forming cross-functional teams. A couple of months ago, I was having a discussion with one of my friend who is also a Scrum Master and he described me a tricky situation he was in. His scenario was that there were 5 scrum teams … Continue reading Forming Cross-Functional Team- Technique 1