Cultural Differences

How cultural differences impact agile team Companies are often diverse workplaces that are full of people from a spectrum of different cultures and backgrounds. ‘Culture’ is a term that can encompass many different things – our religion, our upbringing, how we view important topics such as gender equality, sexuality, politics and other religions. We are heavily influenced by our families…

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Successful Facilitation of the Review

Facilitating the scrum review… One of the Agile processes that is most commonly misunderstood is the review, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘customer/stakeholder review’, the ‘show and tell’, or “demo”.  Facilitating the scrum review can be difficult for some. The review is not a demo, it is an opportunity to inspect the work  and adapt the Product Backlog.…

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3 Sprint Planning Mistakes

3 Sprint Planning Mistakes to avoid… Sprint planning is an important part of any Agile project. The aim of a successful sprint planning session is to define a realistic sprint backlog that contains all of the items that are expected to be completed during the sprint. The sprint planning event is a plan the scrum team creates. But many teams…

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Is your Product Owner a “SME”

When your Product Owner is not an “SME”… Your Product Owner is your subject matter expert, but what happens when they really aren’t a “SME”? A Product Owner is someone who understands the business of your organization. Someone who has a big picture or understands where the organization needs to be.  Sometimes this person can be a senior marketing person,…

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