If you’ve heard of Scrum, you’ve likely heard of Sprint zero. This article explains what Sprint zero is and how it is used in Scrum. I’ll also explain why the phrase ‘Sprint zero’ annoys Ken Schwaber, one of the co-creators of Scrum.[Read more…] about The Truth about Sprint Zero (and why Ken hates it)
In June 2012, I wrote the world’s first ever article that advised readers on how to pass the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment from Scrum.org. It was hugely popular and I’m flattered that it’s been copied so many times.
In the meantime, the world has changed, Scrum has evolved and the PSM I assessment has been changed. I reasoned that it was about time to update my first article. So, here it is. the updated guide to help you earn your PSM I certificate. From the original author of ‘How to pass your PSM I assessment’.[Read more…] about How to Pass the PSM I Assessment (Scrum Guide 2020)
Almost everybody has heard of Scrum and no sooner do we learn of its existence, we hear about ‘velocity’. But what is it and what part does it play in Scrum? Let’s take a look.[Read more…] about Velocity – The Revolutionary Way to Measure in Scrum
Scrum Teams commonly use Burn-up charts. They illustrate the gap between work done and work remaining. Scrum Teams use this to monitor their progress towards goals and to see the effects of scope creep on delivery dates.[Read more…] about How to use Burn-up Charts in Scrum
It’s hard to be a good Scrum Master. It’s even harder to be a great Scrum Master! So, what sort of things should you be doing to be great? Here are some Scrum Master tips to help you get started on day one in a new job.[Read more…] about Scrum Master Tips – First Day in the Job