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  • What Are Agile Story Points? December 6, 2022
    Story points are perhaps the most misunderstood topic in agile. Story points are not based on just one factor--such as complexity, as is often mistakenly claimed. Instead, story points are based on a combination of factors.
  • Don’t Equate Story Points to Hours November 22, 2022
    I’ve been quite adamant lately that story points are about time, specifically effort. But that does not mean you should say something like, “One story point = eight hours.” Doing this obviates the main reason to use story points in the...
  • Epics, Features and User Stories November 8, 2022
    I've been getting more and more emails lately from people confused about the difference between "user stories", "epics" and "features." So I thought this month we'd return and cover some basic--but very helpful--territory by explaining those terms. First, the terms don't matter that much. These are not terms with important specific meanings like "pointer" to […]
  • Nine Agile Halloween Costumes for Scrum Teams October 25, 2022
    It’s time to start thinking about an appropriate costume you can wear to the many agile-themed Halloween parties you’ll attend. In this post I’ll share some last-minute costume ideas you can pull together whether you’re a Scrum Master, product owner, or even a stakeholder on an agile project. This run-down of Halloween costumes for agile […]
  • 8 Reasons Scrum Is Hard to Learn (but Worth It) October 11, 2022
    Transitioning to Scrum is worth it, but some aspects are challenging. 
  • Agile Mentors Podcast: Recap of Opening Series on Scrum September 27, 2022
    Recapping our agile podcast’s initial launch series of topics
  • Elements of Agile: An Agile Assessment Tool for Iterative Improvements September 13, 2022
    New to agile, or needing an agile re-boot? We’ve got a new no-cost assessment and actionable strategies to meet you where you are and help you succeed.
  • From Project Manager to Scrum Master -3 Tips for Making the Transition August 23, 2022
    What does a good project manager need to do to become a great  Scrum Master?
  • 7 Ways to Get and Improve Fast Feedback July 26, 2022
    Here’s how to get the rapid feedback you need to ensure you build the right product.
  • For Better Agile Planning, Be Collaborative July 12, 2022
    The best plans are created by developers and stakeholders working together.