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Re-boot your Sprint Planning

Re-boot your Sprint Planning

This blog is more to share an observation and get inputs from as many folks as possible on sprint planning: Often, teams do their sprint planning in the following way: 1. There are a set of stories (mostly) ready for an upcoming sprint.2. Hence, the teams estimate...
The Story Teller

The Story Teller

A backlog must resemble a good folktale- that people will talk about after they have listened to it, allowing freedom to interpret and be able to be told in multiple variations without changing the outcome. Product Owners play a direct role in creating backlogs that...
Two reasons to stop sizing during sprints

Two reasons to stop sizing during sprints

In many new agile teams, sprint planning is used to discuss the stories, estimate stories in story points and plan for the sprint. However, as many sprints happen – and underlying conversation gets louder. Stakeholders want to know how much will actually get...

Help a Business Analyst Pivot

Divya is a business analyst –  working with clients, understanding requirements and ensuring that is understood by the team when they build. She has eight years experience and has been working in teams that you manage for the past couple of years. She has...
Two techniques to explain your Product Vision

Two techniques to explain your Product Vision

(Rock paintings at Bhimbhetka; dated late stone age, about 30000 years ago. Visual story telling is natural and gets people to quickly gather around an idea and form opinions) In earlier blogs, I had touched upon  how it is important to have clarity on the...