Mike Cohn said in a newsletter today, "I'm frequently asked if a team can pull an additional product backlog item into a sprint if things are going well and they are clearly going to finish everything early or have already finished everything early." "Of course." "They can also drop work if things are going poorly. "…Read more
I came across a great resource for ScrumMasters by Michael James (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is a comprehensive checklist for ScrumMasters; and might I say, also an awesome checklist for me to help guide ScrumMasters on my team be more effective, transform the entire organization as well as add a much higher degree of accountability for what…Read more
First thought? That is crazy talk! You probably heard from just about everyone you know that you want the best velocity and to maximize it as much as possible. But what if I told you that a team delivering 15 points with a good burn down on average might actually be better than 30 points…Read more
Older, but very relevant Google Tech Talk about self-managed teams, which is the end-all-be-all goal of running Scrum in your organization.