Category: Scrum

Test-Driven Development in an Agile world

These days businesses focus more and more on Continues Integration and Continues Deployment in the Agile / DevOps world. The urge of businesses to update their software more often results in more time pressure on testing the software. An answer to this problem is Test-Driven Development (TDD).
In this article I talk about what TDD is and what the method looks like.

Scrum Guide Update, November 2017

This November the new version of the Scrum Guide was published. In this article I’d like to discuss the biggest changes and comments Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber made in their webcast on this Scrum Guide update. The topics are Uses of Scrum, the Mastery of the Scrum Master role, Daily Scrum changes and Scrum vs DevOps.

How to Improve Stand-ups [Guest Post]

You’re at another painfully slow stand-up meeting. It feels like it’s never going to end. You begin thinking to yourself, “if I casually sneak out, will anyone notice?” Stand-ups don’t have to be this way. Learn how to improve stand-ups in this guest post from Jonathan Weber.

Zebra Spidr

A SPIDR for the Agile Scrum team

Everybody knows the problem that a User Story is just too big to handle for a Sprint. Just cutting the User Story in smaller pieces is not the way that most of the time works. SPIDR might come in handy.

Three Little Pigs

Three little pigs – Fun Retrospective Technique

This article is about the Scrum Retrospective Three Little Pigs and my personal experience with it. How to and the extra benefits of this retrospective. The goal I had with the retrospective, was to look back at the past sprint, but also to talk about what goes well (bricks); what goes well most of the time, but needs improvement to get impediments out of the way on structural basis (sticks); or what subject needs further improvement (straw).