The Self-Organizing Team Canvas

Use the Self-Organizing Team Canvas as a template to help you foster a self-organizing team. Attributes of a self-organizing team include: Goal: A team is a group working together collaboratively towards a common goal or vision. Without this common goal or vision, there is little collaboration. It's just members working in silos and coordinating their activities…

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Definition of Done Canvas

At the 2023 Global Scrum Gathering in Portland, Fadi Stephan presented on the Definition of Done Canvas. Below is the abstract of the talk, along with the presentation slides and a blog post related to the presentation. Abstract: Many Scrum teams still struggle with delivering a high-quality, fully tested, production-ready product increment at the end of…


2023 Global Scrum Gathering in Portland

On May 7-10, 2023, Fadi Stephan presented at the Global Scrum Gathering in Portland on The Definition of Done Canvas. Below are some of the resources mentioned in the talk: The Definition of Done Canvas Presentation Slides How to use the Definition of Done Canvas Download The Definition of Done Canvas Definition of Done vs. Acceptance…

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Sprint Retrospective in a Nutshell

The Sprint Retrospective is a reflection event that occurs at the end of each Sprint. It is for the entire Scrum team which includes the Product Owner, Developers, and ScrumMaster to inspect how they are operating and then come up with a continuous improvement plan to adapt and become more effective as a team and as…


Agile Testing Days 2023 – Potsdam

Agile Testing Days 2023 in Potsdam, Germany is on November 13-16, 2023. This year's event has both an in person option and a virtual option for all software engineers and testing professionals to connect and learn the latest agile technical practices. Attend and earn up to 21 SEUs! Find out more here.


Sprint Review in a Nutshell

The Sprint Review is a working session for the stakeholders, users, and customers to collaborate with the Scrum team which includes the Developers, Product Owner, and Scrum Master, and inspect the progress made toward the Product Goal based on the latest Product Increment. The Sprint Review is about getting feedback from the stakeholders and users on…


Daily Scrum in a Nutshell

The Daily Scrum is a brief daily planning event by the Developers to inspect their work and the progress they are making toward the Sprint Goal that will result in a Product Increment. The Developers created their Sprint plan or Sprint Backlog in Sprint Planning at the beginning of the Sprint. However, this plan is not…


Global Scrum Gathering 2023 – Amsterdam

We're all on our own unique agile journeys and the next stop on that journey is the Global Scrum Gathering 2023 Amsterdam. Join us this October 9-11 to unite with our incredible community of changemakers to share in learning, celebration and countless opportunities. Expect to immerse yourself in an incredible community, attend 50+ interactive sessions, personalized…


Sprint Planning in a Nutshell

In Scrum, the Sprint starts with Sprint Planning where the Scrum team plans out their work for the Sprint and creates a Sprint Backlog. The Sprint Backlog is the team’s plan to accomplish the work. Sprint planning is timeboxed to 2 hours per week of Sprint, so for a 2-week Sprint it is one event for…


Large Scale Scrum Conference – LeSS Berlin 2023

The 8th LeSS Conference will take place on September 27 and 28, 2023 in Germany’s capital, Berlin – Europe’s second-largest startup ecosystem after London! Did you know that forty per cent of all AI start-ups are based in Berlin? Now you do! As with previous conferences, it’s become a tradition to hold the event in a…