Announcing our first public Scrum for Teams course.

Over the last 2 years Scrumology has seen increased demand for a 1 day course that covers the basics of Scrum. And, to address that demand I’ve worked with Agile Coach, Lachlan Heasman, to create a course which we’re calling Scrum for Teams. The course covers topics such as the Scrum meetings, artefacts, roles and […]

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A whiff of Implementation details

tl;dr: Implementation details in your product backlog items are as signal that your Scrum team is not collaborating enough on product backlog refinement. When developing or refining a product backlog I have regularly encountered the problem of “implementation details” in product backlog items. This problem usually looks like a member of the development team crankily addressing […]

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Product Burn-up Graph Google Spreadsheet

How to create an Agile Burn-Up Graph in Google Docs

A Burn-Up graph is simply a stack graph showing the total amount of work the team has in their product backlog over a number of Sprints. I’ve used a variety of different Agile Burn-Up graphs over the years. Here’s one of my favourites: I created this with Excel while working with an insurance company based […]

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Alternative Burndown Graph spreadsheet

How to create an Alternative Burndown Graph in Google Docs

The Alternative Burndown Graph is one of the more useful Agile graphs. It’s especially useful for communicating outside of the team, with stakeholders, senior management, etc. This is because it’s can be used to show three important pieces of information; 1. how the team is progressing, 2. changes to the baseline of the Product Backlog, […]

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