Scrum and conflict transformation

Conflict, by definition, is something omnipresent in our lives. Be it internal (between personal goals, for example) or external (with other people), conflict seems at time to be a continuous state of various degrees. In Scrum, conflict has multiple dimensions that depend on the degree to which the scrum methodology…

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The beauty of estimation in Scrum

All Scrum partictitioners (may they be developers, scrum masters or product owners) know that the Agile Scrum framework itself doesn't require or use the concept of estimation. This shouldn't be surprising as in iterative work one chooses only items that might be delivered at the end of an iteration. The…

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Is Project Management overlooked during Agile transition?

I've found this question in the Agile And Lean Software Developmenet group on LinkedIn. In fact, for transparency, let me quote the entire question: Have you ever found that project management of commissioned >projects - as opposed to product releases - is overlooked when an organisation is transitioning to Agile?…

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Agile Scrum tools

Let's face it When it comes to Agile Scrum, the most flexible tool one can have is a whiteboard, magnetic pins, colored markers and post-it notes of various sizes. A whiteboard is always there, progress can be seen at a glance and burndown charts can easily be built by counting…

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