Scrum Poker for Project Planning

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We used planning poker to assist the product owner in determining the scope of the project and compile a project plan for the client. The whole team is involved and the stories are rated using Fibonacci as accurately as possible. … Continued

Scrum Fundamentals Revisited

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Scrum depends on the empirical process of inspection, transparency and adaptation.  The basic roles that exist in scrum are listed below and briefly described. Based on the webcast present by scrum.org a few comments are worth making regarding our own process. … Continued

Writing Effective User Stories

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Guidelines Stories should adhere to the following guidelines. Independent Dependencies between stories lead to prioritisation and planning problems. Split one story into many or combine more stories into one. Higher priority stories should never have lower priority dependencies. Negotiable Add … Continued

Scrum Coaching

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This article is a summary of a coaching talk given by Simon Reindel. My aim was to summarise, in a few brief points, how a scrum master can implement some techniques towards coaching the scrum team. There are four phases of … Continued