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...
Improving user stories

Improving user stories

Recently we worked with a client that was looking to improve their agile requirements. Although they were creating user stories, they didn’t feel like they captured enough details in the user stories, and as a result they encountered many issues in User...
A handy guide for coaching Product Owners

A handy guide for coaching Product Owners

We often coach Product Owners. One of the things we’ve come to realise over time is that 2 day theoretical courses out of the office are not a great way to help Product Owners. Although these courses are useful and help to teach concepts which are important for...
Agile Requirements – the 3C’s

Agile Requirements – the 3C’s

I’m sure most of you have heard about the 3C’s before. This was first blogged about on 30 August 2001! That’s right – well over a decade ago. The reason why we still use it is because of its simplicity. 3 little things to consider and remember...
Breaking Down User Stories

Breaking Down User Stories

It’s sometimes difficult to make stories small enough so that a team can deliver several of them in a two week sprint. Scrum works much better when we have smaller stories so here are some techniques to help you breakdown user stories. To start with I use the...