When should you re-estimate in Scrum

When should you re-estimate in Scrum

If we know one thing about estimates, it is that they are wrong. That’s okay, if they were correct we’d call them actuals. However estimates can be useful to help with some level of planning. Given that scope and requirements change all the time, we often...
Help! My first grooming session.

Help! My first grooming session.

Today we got an email from a new Scrum Master who has been using our online training courses and books to learn. She has just started at a new company (her first job as a Scrum Master) and identified that the team needs to groom their work before taking it into a...
8 hours a day of Scrum Master stuff ?

8 hours a day of Scrum Master stuff ?

When we coach teams new to agile we inevitable get asked how many teams a Scrum Master should have. We then use the quote “A good Scrum Master can have two teams, a great Scrum Master will only have one team.”. This is met with blank stares. The Scrum...
How does Scrum work with a big team?

How does Scrum work with a big team?

When we teach people about Scrum and working as teams, the question that inevitably comes up is “What is a team?”, and in particular “How big a team should be?”. Our answer is 4 to 6 people plus a Scrum Master and Product Owner. If you read...
Agile Hotline – Should our team move to 3 week sprints?

Agile Hotline – Should our team move to 3 week sprints?

We recently got asked this question: The XXX team suggested as a team that we change our 2 week sprints to 3 week sprints as we lose a lot of time spending a whole day on retro, sprint plan 1 & 2 every 10days. If we spread it over 3 weeks we save at least 10%...