Why 8 plus 8 is 13 in Story Points?

Recently during a talk with one of the stakeholders I said, that from my experience 13 Story Points tasks are usually split into two 8 Story Points tasks. The stakeholder instantly laughed …

Re-estimate or not?

All Scrum Teams aim to deliver all of the things they committed to deliver. But because of some circumstances, every team occasionally overestimate their capabilities. They might still deliver The …

Improving your Retrospective

The Retrospective along with the Daily, the Planning, and the Review is an event which takes place during the Scrum Sprint. Honestly, it doesn’t matter if you do Scrum or …

Tricks for meetings facilitation.

Recently I made a research in order to find tricks which can help me facilitate meetings. All those tricks should be used on top of default meeting facilitating techniques like …

Creating good user stories

When I think about Product Owner daily duties first thing that pops in my mind is managing Backlog. This very important activity is often postponed or pushed into a corner …

Daily Goal concept

Some time ago we transformed our team from Scrum to Kanban for many reasons. Most important one was that we were doing maintenance work then and we were unable to …

Three ways of estimating

There are three simple approaches to estimating. They are described by Mike Cohn in his Agile Estimating and Planning book. They are very commonly used but worth mentioning once again. Expert …