This is the first in a series of posts documenting my experience in ways to get a team started on scrum.
A new team of 3–9 people can learn the basics of scrum very quickly. The video below from Scrum Inc is only 4 minutes and 30 seconds and gives the team the fundamentals of how scrum works.
What I find is that after learning about scrum they all look at each other thinking, “Where do we start?”.
Most of the time, I find starting to define the product backlog of work is a great place to start. You…
I enjoy helping scrum teams deliver increments that delight customers. I’ve noticed a few common struggles new scrum teams have to deliver incrementally. If not maintained properly, the product backlog is destined not to be the single source of work for a team and can collapse a scrum team.
Problem: Future-proofing Fallacy
When looking at a product goal and a sprint goal some teams get into this “analysis paralysis” where looking at sprint stories they become overwhelmed with what must be done in a sprint (even if total story points match capacity). …