Category Archives: Scrum

Can a Team Pull More Work into a Sprint?

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. "…
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ScrumMaster Checklist

I came across a great resource for ScrumMasters by Michael James ( 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…
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Team Velocity Doesn’t Really Matter

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…
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