Evolution of the Scrum Master

In my last post I explained the pattern of an evolving Product Owner. This blog is about the evolution pattern of a Scrum Master. Do you want to know more about what it takes to be a good Scrum Master and how to grow in your role? You should propably keep reading. Succesfull Scrum In the last 10 years I have helped a number of organizations to implement Scrum. For…

Agile defect management

How does Scrum deal with handling defects and\or unexpected disturbances? This is a question that often pops up during my Scrum trainings. Although Scrum does not explicitly give an answer to this question I have seen a usefull pattern that pops up at almost every Scrum team that I’ve encountered in the last 10 years. In this blog I will share this pattern with you. Feel free to share your…

How to implement your Product Backlog?

One of the most important artifacts in Scrum is the Product Backlog. It is owned by the Product Owner and should be the single source for any changes that you make to your product. The Scrum Guide tells us WHAT a Scrum Team should do with the Product Backlog to guarantee that we are continuously focusing on building the highest value features each Sprint. What the Scrum Guide doesn’t tell…