How to Pass Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)

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)

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Working in Scrum with Distributed Teams

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

Product Backlog Refinement- Very Powerful But Underused Activity

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

Is it ok to change the Sprint length?

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?