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

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 […]

From Self-Organizing to Self-Managing Scrum Teams – What’s The Difference?

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 Self-organizing has been replaced by self-managing.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 Conduct Sprint Planning in Scrum

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 […]

the new Scrum Guide 2020 and the changes

The Scrum Guide 2020 and the Changes

On 18 November, the new Scrum Guide 2020 was officially released. With the new 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the Scrum community celebrates 25 years of Scrum. Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, with contributions from the Scrum community, have made updates to make the Scrum Guide crisper, leaner and more transparent. In this […]

How to Write and Apply Successfully User Stories in Scrum

You have probably heard the term “User Story” already—especially if you have already been involved in agile projects. If you still have little experience in agile project management, then this article is just right for you. Here I explain in detail what User Stories are and how they are created and documented. Read on and […]

How to manage risk in agile projects

How to Manage Risk in Agile Projects

In my opinion, Risk Management in Agile Projects is one of the most neglected topics. In an earlier article, I showed you why Risk Management is also necessary for Agile projects. In this article, you will learn how to implement Risk Management in Agile projects, and what you need to pay attention to. Every Scrum Master, […]

scrum or not exactly scrum

Scrum – or Not Exactly Scrum?

Do you use Scrum for your project or “only” Agile Project Management? You may be wondering: “Why this question?” For advocates of Scrum applies: If you don’t follow the Scrum Guide exactly, you don’t use Scrum, but something else. In this article you will read how to use the Scrum Guide and when it makes […]