Stefan Wolpers January 13, 2022 TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions on How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world, a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand. And that demand causes the … Continue reading Scrum Master Interview Questions: How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail
Stefan Wolpers January 6, 2022 TL; DR: Scrum 2022 — Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner Probably, you are considering how to further your Scrum Master career or Product Owner career in 2022. Maybe, I can support you in that regard with a set of articles, documents, and LinkedIn polls I authored … Continue reading Scrum 2022: Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner
Mitul Makadia December 29, 2021 What is a Scrum Board? As Scrum is one of the popular frameworks to break down complex problems into smaller tasks, Scrum board is a project management software used to visually represent these tasks and Scrum sprints. The scrum board is the center of every sprint meeting to get regular … Continue reading What Is a Scrum Board? What is the Difference Between a Scrum & Kanban Board?
Mitul Makadia December 3, 2021 In Scrum, every project is broken down into time blocks called Sprints. Sprints can vary in length but are usually 2-4 weeks long. A Sprint planning meeting is a periodic meeting that involves the entire team, including the Scrum Master, Scrum Product Manager, and Scrum Team. They meet to decide … Continue reading What Is Sprint Planning? 5 Stages of Scrum Sprint
Stefan Wolpers November 24, 2021 TL; DR: Ignoring the Capacity Check during Sprint Planning There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is an intentionally incomplete framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. For example, the Developers are ignoring a capacity check during the Sprint Planning, and … Continue reading What Capacity Check? — Making Your Scrum Work
Mitul Makadia November 7, 2021 A distributed scrum team refers to a team where individuals work in the same team on the same project but are located in different locations physically. The distributed scrum team also refers to virtual teams or remote teams, which means that being a distributed team member, you can work from … Continue reading What is a Distributed Scrum Team? Tips to Manage and Build an Effective Distributed Team
Stefan Wolpers November 5, 2021 TL; DR: Maximizing Utilization as a Relic from the Industrial Management Past There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is an intentionally incomplete framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. For example, what if the focus of the organization is on … Continue reading Maximizing Utilization, Ignoring Slack Time — Making Your Scrum Work
Stefan Wolpers October 13, 2021 TL; DR: Scrum Questions: Seven Simple Issues and Complex Answers How hard can Scrum be; the manual has 13 pages? You may have heard something along this line from skeptics in the past, dismissing the complex nature of an intentionally incomplete framework. The point is that exciting discussions happen when … Continue reading Scrum Questions: 7 Simple Issues and Complex Answers from LinkedIn Polls
Stefan Wolpers July 28, 2021 TL; DR: Abandoning Scrum Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. So, let’s explore this question at the very heart of team autonomy. Abandoning Scrum According to the Scrum Guide There … Continue reading Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?
Stefan Wolpers June 14, 2021 TL; DR: When Scrum Masters Fail — Making Your Scrum Work #13 There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. Scrum thrives when the Scrum teams are self-managing while Scrum Masters embrace … Continue reading When the Scrum Master Fails by Being Overly Protective — Making Your Scrum Work