6 Tips for Effective Product Backlog Refinement

The Scrum Guide defines Product Backlog Refinement as the act of breaking down and further defining Product Backlog items into smaller more precise items. This is an ongoing activity to add details, such as a description, order, and size. Product Backlog Refinement is a key activity in Scrum that is often overlooked. If a team finds…

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11/16/2020 – Tales of the Bizarro Scrum

The next DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG) event on November 16th, 2020 features Fadi Stephan presenting on the Tales of the Bizarro Scrum. In this interactive working session, we’ll discuss actions and language that I’ve seen teams do or say, and explain the implications of these actions and how to address them. It’s about things overheard…

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10/26/2020 – Agile Online Summit

The Agile Online Summit was created for people who couldn’t attend major conferences. This will be its third year, and the main goal is to bring major level agile speakers to people all over the world as well as spotlight some up and coming agile coaches and trainers too. The Agile Online Summit 2020 is a…

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11/18/2020 – #mtpcon Digital

On 18-19 November, product leaders from around the world are coming together online to do what they do best – explore the intersection of design, technology, and business. Join for #mptcon Digital two days of new product insight, some of the biggest names in product, countless opportunities to network with your peers, and the chance for…

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Tales of the Bizarro Scrum – Extending the Sprint

Scrum Master: “Team, it looks like these 3 stories that we already started on are almost done. I'm going to add an extra 2 days to this Sprint so that we can finish them.” An important concept in Scrum is timeboxing. All events in Scrum are timeboxed, from the Sprint itself, to Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum,…

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04/24 Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training (Live/Virtual/Online)

Join us for the April 24-25, 2021 weekend online Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) training class from Washington DC. This course is a 2 day live virtual immersive training and online learning experience that goes beyond the fundamentals of Scrum and provides a deeper understanding of the ScrumMaster role, the ScrumMaster’s responsibilities in servicing the Product Owner,…

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11/28 – Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training Class (Live/Virtual/Online)
Certified Scrum Product Owner

11/28 – Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training Class (Live/Virtual/Online)

Join us for the November 28-29, 2020 weekend online Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) training class from Washington DC. This course is a 2 day live virtual immersive training and online learning experience that covers the Agile values and Agile principles, the fundamentals of the Product Owner role, developing a vision, roadmap and release plan, managing…

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The Definition of Done Canvas

Use the Definition of Done Canvas as a template to help you and your team create an effective Definition of Done. In Scrum, the output of every Sprint is a Product Increment. This Product Increment should be of high enough quality to be potentially shippable should the Product Owner so see fit. Many teams struggle with…

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