Archive for the “Scrum” category

Workshop in a box – 0.1

by Andrew on June 7, 2012

With only 3 of us in the Bristol Nokia office during Christmas 2010 I took the opportunity to create myself a ScrumMaster box: I am thinking about version 0.2 and would like to include: A handle Room for A4 paper (…)

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Quick user stories and HTML5 storage

by Andrew on May 4, 2011

After reading Mike Cohn’s post “Advantages of the ‘as a’, ‘I want’ user story template” I started thinking about the simplest and quickest way to create and capture stories. I’ve been using Evernote a lot recently and it’s a good (…)

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Little’s Law

by Andrew on September 17, 2010

Through anecdotes and observation I know that limiting Work in Progress (WIP) is a good way for teams to focus on delivering stories and  ensure that bottlenecks don’t occur.  However, until recently I clearly explain why until I came across (…)

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BSUG Poster

by Andrew on March 17, 2010

Done is really done

by Andrew on February 14, 2010

It’s so reassuring to be able to experience the benefits of practices that you read about.  On our last sprint we deployed our completed stories into the live application as they were completed meaning done is really done. Pushing work (…)

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Bath User Group kick-off meeting

by Andrew on January 14, 2010

This post is long over due but hopefully it will be the impetus for organising regular meetings of the group in 2010. 6 Weeks after I first suggested the idea of creating a local Scrum user group we held first (…)

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Bath Scrum User Group

by Andrew on October 29, 2009

I want to organise a local Scrum User Group that meets regularly to discuss Scrum and share experiences.  This week I attended the Wessex Scrum User Group near Southampton to get an idea of what might be involved.  Since training (…)

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by Andrew on October 8, 2009

Yesterday I took the multiple choice test that is available on I signed up as soon as I discovered that Ken Schwaber was developing this site after leaving the Scrum Alliance. OK, first things first. I scored 70%. Not (…)

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Using Scrum: Sprints not Marathons

by Andrew on July 26, 2009

Since my post outlining my plans for IWMW 2009 I have taken quite a different direction.  My plans to run a 15 minute Lego exercise have grown so that now we will have 4 teams using Scrum to build a (…)

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Managing an open sprint backlog

by Andrew on June 17, 2009

I am using an open backlog on a 3 week sprint. Today I realised that there is a stage in the sprint when it’s necessary to close the backlog and complete what’s there. With 6 days of the sprint left (…)

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