Burndown charts can communicate a team's Sprint progress quickly and clearly. However, they aren't easy to create — or use — correctly.
Sprint Reviews are a crucial part of Scrum. They allow team members to inspect and adapt their work to meet customer expectations. One of the most important aspects of a successful Sprint Review is getting quality feedback from stakeholders.
In the first post in our Recession-Proofing Your Profit series, I shared the basic structure of Term Renewal Acceleration, in which a product manager creates an offer to accelerate an annual term renewal with a limited duration renewal discount. In this post, I will expand on the basic structure of Term Renewal Acceleration to show how adding advanced customer segmentation based on product usage data can further increase profitability.
This blog series, Recession Proofing Your Profit, will share three specific strategies that product managers can employ to fulfill their responsibility of creating sustainable profits amid economic crises.
For the last four years, I’ve been taking the steps necessary to become a Certified Scrum Trainer. It wasn’t easy. And I couldn’t have done it without making the Personal Retrospective central to the process.
In the last decade, the Five Whys technique has become standard Agile practice. The technique can lead to unintended consequences, however, so we're proposing an alternative: Five Whats.
In an Agile context, defining value isn’t necessarily about calculating return on investment or measuring profit margins. At the team level where work gets done, defining value must be understood incrementally, in terms that make the right decisions possible.