The power of habit – executing tasks automatically

The power of habit – executing tasks automatically

A habit is something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without even knowing that you are doing it The great thing about habits is that you
Will Power –  Discipline can be trained

Will Power – Discipline can be trained

Will power, or you can also call it discipline, is the ability to control yourself The interesting thing about will power is that it behaves like a
Nexus – the scaling Scrum framework

Nexus – the scaling Scrum framework

Nexus is a framework, which builds on top of the scrum framework and is designed for scaling It focuses on solving cross-team dependencies and
Scrum values – new section in scrum guide

Scrum values – new section in scrum guide

The scrum guide, the official description of the scrum working methodology, has been recently extended with a new section: the scrum values Before
Acceptance criteria – an easy way of defining scope

Acceptance criteria – an easy way of defining scope

Acceptance criteria are a straight-forward way of describing, what needs to be in place before a task can be marked as done You might have
Hackathon

Hackathon

You have great ideas, but there is no time nor money to work on those Then a Hackathon might be exactly, what can help you to get those ideas
Scrum does not work for us

Scrum does not work for us

Coming up with a good estimation for a complex task is possible - even if you don't know the possible options to complete a task
Sprint Goal – Boost productivity by defining focus

Sprint Goal – Boost productivity by defining focus

Defining a sprint goal in the planning meeting helps to keep the team focused during the sprint and also facilitates collaboration within the team
Can you plan for operational work?

Can you plan for operational work?

Planning operational work is difficult, because you don't know at the time of planning, what and how many operational tasks you have to work on in
Definition of story points

Definition of story points

Story points are all about effort and only about effort A story point has nothing to do with complexity or uncertainty of a user story
Core Scrum CHECKLIST – Doing real scrum?

Core Scrum CHECKLIST – Doing real scrum?

The core scrum checklist is a great and easy way to determine whether you are doing real scrum
Higher salary DEMOTIVATES your team

Higher salary DEMOTIVATES your team

Higher salary and bonus motivates people and results in better performance, right Well, it turns out that this is NOT true for most types of work we
Traditional vs empirical process

Traditional vs empirical process

What are the differences when you implement a project using the traditional approach vs an empirical way of working During a scrum workshop, which
Agile Product ownership in a nutshell

Agile Product ownership in a nutshell

How would you explain to your grandmother what an agile team is and how it works For that I found a very nice video, which explains all the different
Start-Stop-Continue Retrospective

Start-Stop-Continue Retrospective

Is your team bored with the way you do your retrospective meeting Is it always the same after every sprint Then why don´t you try something new I
The 5 levels of team dysfunctions

The 5 levels of team dysfunctions

I recently attended a scrum master training, where we were discussing the five dysfunctions of a team This model has been introduced by Patrick
How to choose a reference task

How to choose a reference task

A reference task is a certain task, which has a fixed amount of story points assigned, and which is used as a reference point to estimate other tasks
Why you should have your own blog

Why you should have your own blog

I wanted to have my own blog for a very long time But I didn´t know, which content I can put there I am not such a smart-ass and come up with great
Why you should prefer story points over hourly estimations

Why you should prefer story points over hourly estimations

Every now and then people ask “What is a story point” And then somebody gives the answer like “A story point in our team is
Why agile? – The Stacey complexity model

Why agile? – The Stacey complexity model

The stacey complexity model categorizes tasks in four different categories: simple, complicated, complex and anarachy Then the model explains for