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Stop the solutioning

Scrum Under Siege scores Story Mapping on a scale of 1 to 10 as an 11. We love it. Story Mapping is a discovery session and any time you get people in a room together tasked with d...

Personality Disorder

Personas are super useful for creating story maps. They help you flush out what some hidden value when your team is building the map. Doug and Jack talk about how to avoid some of ...

Roadmap Estimating

Product Owners should have a roadmap to help get funding and let the organization know what they plan on doing. Good roadmaps need to be somewhat realistic. So how do you make a re...

Team Estimates

When team work is dream work, estimating is easy. When there is a decent difference of opinion, the waters get a little muddy. We give a few tips on what to do when team estimating...

Battle of the Estimates

Ever wonder what estimating technique is better between: Fibonacci, T-shirt sizing & no estimates? We give you our own opinions on what might be the right technique for your te...

When estimating work in agile, we agree with the agile Overlords and recommend t-shirt sizing the work. Doug and Jack talk have a brief discussion on t-shirt sizing and some of the...

Time waits for no one

Agile coaches do not teach story estimating using hours yet the moment the agile coach moves on, everybody forgets what they are taught and starts estimating in hours thinking this...

Sticky Note Retro

Retros have lots of value in agile and are often overlooked as a ho-hum ceremony. There are a few things that can creep into your retro to make them ho-hum. Listen to the fellas gi...

Lazy Refinement

In theory, refinement sessions go great. Everybody attends and actively participates. Sometimes things don't go according to plan. What do you do? Listen to some problems that can ...

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