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Retro Goddesses

Photo by Color Crescent on Unsplash Who hasn’t experienced dreary sprint retrospectives? I am sure you have too – as a Scrum Master (SM), team member or coach. How you have dealt with them depends on your role and motivation. You could have...
Feedback and Cognitive Biases

Feedback and Cognitive Biases

Let us start with Feedback.  From Dictionary: Feedback (/ˈfiːdbak/) noun information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement. Feedback is one of the very important factors...
Is defect a technical debt?

Is defect a technical debt?

Well it is and it is not. If the defect is going to be fixed right away it is not a technical debt, and if team chooses to let it remain and plans to address it later, it can be termed a technical debt.  The assumption being that the impact of the defect is...
Sizing – revisited

Sizing – revisited

If you noticed the topic, I have not called it ‘story sizing’ but just ‘sizing’. That is done intentionally here as that is the aspect that I am going to discuss here. It is well known that Product Owners want to know how much value team is...