Successful Facilitation of the Review

To facilitate a 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”. The review is not a demo, it is an opportunity to inspect the work  and adapt the Product Backlog. You show the customer/stakeholders the “done” increment of work…

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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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Three good reasons to play Games

Games: Three good reasons to play them   When it comes to playing games, many people associate it with entertainment, fun and leisure time. But games have the potential for much more – besides supporting learning process and effect, they can act as initiation for change. How? Here are three ways games can impact people and environments positively. New perspectives…

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