Release planning requires more than dates on a calendar. You need a strong Product Backlog as well as a shared Product Vision. In this how-to guide we provide a comprehensive review of the process and helpful frameworks to get the job done.
Great results come from more than great product development. You need a coordinated effort—from idea to revenue. There’s a lot of emphasis on making this department more efficient, or implementing a new method in that department. But the silo approach can only go so far. What you really need is a simple approach to optimize your product delivery every step of the way, from business planning to product creation to sales enablement. What’s the right ... Read more >
Do your Sprints appear to be successful but somehow the end result isn't what you expected? The problem may be Sprint Planning. In this article we address the most common pitfalls and propose concrete steps for improvement, plus a flexible Sprint Planning agenda.
Applied Frameworks is a Scaled Agile Gold SPCT partner — the highest level of transformation partnership available. Become a Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer Learn How to Lead Agile Release Trains — and More The Release Train Engineer (RTE) may be the most difficult, impactful, and rewarding role in SAFe. An RTE is a servant-leader who only has what authority is earned from gaining the respect of the leaders, ... Read more >
Estimation is hard. Even the most experienced development teams miss the mark with traditional time-based estimates. The most popular alternative, Planning Poker®, sounds fun, but falls short in practice. In our experience, Relative Estimation is far more effective — and it can be gamified too.
Yesterday's Weather is an Extreme Programming planning technique used to estimate the capacity of a Team based on their past performance. Yesterday's Weather is a guide to help Teams neither under commit nor overcommit to a set of Product Backlog items during Sprint Planning. It is based upon the old story about developing weather forecasting software; if you want to predict today's weather, all you need to do is repeat the forecast from the previous ... Read more >
CERTIFIED SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER LIVE ONLINE & IN-PERSON If you want to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner — and have fun along the way — this is the course for you. As the world's only provider of online, on-demand advanced Scrum Product Owner training, we've learned what it takes to be effective in a any training environment. In this Scrum Alliance®-approved course, we put ... Read more >