The effort of backlog items in Scrum should be estimated so that a Scrum team knows how many of them it can implement in the next Sprint. The developers estimate the effort in the estimation meeting. This can be done with different methods. In this article I will show you how to estimate with points […]
Category Archives: Agile Project Management
How to Estimate the Effort for Product Backlog Items in Scrum
In Scrum, the effort of the work to be performed is estimated before each Sprint. This is not explicitly stated in the Scrum Guide, but it is best practice. In this article you will learn why you should estimate the effort of the backlog items and how to conduct the estimation meeting. But you also […]
What Are Epics, Features, User Stories and Tasks in Agile Project Management?
In Agile Project Management, you often hear the terms Epic, Features, User Stories and Task. When you read the Scrum Guide, you will find none of these terms in it. How can that be and what is the difference between these terms? If you would like to understand the difference and broaden your perspective, then […]
How to Develop and Deploy Software in Agile Projects Faster with DevOps
The term DevOps can be seen more and more often. Do you know what it means? DevOps was developed in the last years with Agile Software Development. The ever shorter market cycles of software products demanded an ever more efficient software development, but also a faster and more frequent deployment. In this article, you will […]
How to Reduce Risks in Product Development
Companies that develop products often take considerable risks that can, for example, jeopardize the continued existence of the company. Developing innovative products in particular is a risky and uncertain process and many products fail, for example, due to feasibility or market acceptance. This uncertainty often leads companies to avoid taking risks—and if they do, they […]
How to Control Agile Projects – Monitoring and Control
You may wonder why project control is not a topic in agile projects. Even the well-known Scrum Guide does not mention this term. But I can already tell you that project control is also carried out in agile projects. Project control for agile projects is somewhat different from “normal” projects, because the Scrum team is […]
What is a Minimum Marketable Product in Agile Product Development?
If you want to develop and launch a new product, you need to be able to look into the future and anticipate what will be trending and what customers will be eager to buy in a few months. But very few of us can look into the future or do lengthy market and customer analyses. […]
From Self-Organizing to Self-Managing Scrum Teams – What’s The Difference?
The Scrum Guide 2020 introduced several changes. Most of them are well understandable, and their sense and benefit is clearly recognizable. However, one adaptation is not so easy to explain and the benefit is not necessarily obvious. Self-organizing has been replaced by self-managing. Do you know the difference between these two forms of organization? This […]
How to Successfully Conduct Sprint Planning in Scrum
Sprint Planning is one of the five Scrum Events. The Scrum Guide 2020 has expanded Sprint Planning by one topic and now addresses not only the “What” and the “How”, but now also the “Why”. This is an important addition that also places the focus on the product goal. Read on to learn more about […]
Do You Really Know the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in Agile Projects?
Developing new, innovative products is risky, and such projects often fail. In this context, the method with the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) has successfully established itself, especially in agile software development. Do you know what an MVP is, why and how it is created and how it is used correctly? If not, then this article […]