Test anxiety is a real thing — but preparation helps. In this article you'll learn what’s on the Certified Scrum Master exam, how it's organized, and how to prepare. Relax, you got this.
A well-structured and well-communicated Sprint cadence is one of the essential elements of successful Scrum. A team with cadence is able to focus on the right things at the right time leading to better outcomes.
Designing the optimal Agile team space got a lot harder when remote work became a requirement. This article suggests a new approach for remote and hybrid teams.
Relative Estimation is the fastest and most reliable method for Sprint planning. Using historical data in the form of Reference Stories makes it even better.
We recently published a piece describing why we think Relative Estimation is a more effective alternative to Planning Poker. In this article, Principal Consultant Joel Bancroft-Connors explains how our recommended alternative, Team Estimation, works.
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.
The Scrum Master’s role revolves around service to the organization. This sense of duty includes creating a learning environment that is continuously inspecting and adapting. At Applied Frameworks, we’ve learned that building Communities of Practice is the surest way to embed a learning mindset in your organization.