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Chronicles of a Scrum master #16 : Definition of Done (DoD) Part 2

Note : This is a continuation of my Definition of Done (DoD) Part 1 here. 3. Quality The important assessment of a story after its development or work that needs be done is completed (may not be Done yet) is the quality of the work that is produced. This is usually performed by the QA […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #15 : Definition of Done (DoD) Part 1

What is a story that is considered done in a sprint ? Each scrum team may have their own version of the Definition of Done (DoD) for each story as long as they agree on the common concept as a whole (from product owner, business analyst to scrum master, developers and testers. It is essentially […]

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Dec 31 2022 – End of year Scrum master chronicles : Agile implementations

Alas, we are reaching the end of 2022 in a matter of days 🙂 Here in this last post of my 2022 scrum master experience, I would like to thank all my fellow readers and wishing everyone a Happy New Year in advance and may your new year resolutions be made real. Going back through […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #14 : 5 Values – Courage, Focus, Commitment, Respect, Openness

This has been a post which I wanted to write for some time but struggled till now to find the right words. Its not that its hard to describe but in an agile environment, there are turbulence and winds of change as well as sometimes thunderstorms, hurricanes and typhoons. To maintain the standards of the […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #13 : Empiricism and its 3 Pillars (Transparency, Inspection, Adaptation)

What is Empiricism in the agile scrum context ? One thing it is not is about building empires in your product roadmap 🙂 According to the official Scrum guide , “Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is observed”. In other words, empiricism is about fact-based, experience and evidence […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #12 : Planning ahead, sprint goals, and tracking stories

Planning ahead Planning the stories and roadmap is usually prepared by the product owner and presented to the team to prep everyone on coming deliverables. Planning ahead means being able to anticipate some of the coming overheads such as holidays and company events that may affect the deliverable timeline. Hence, having a roadmap of features […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #11 : What I learnt from certification training

This month marks the second month after I attended training and certified in PSM1. Hence, just wanted to share some of the knowledge which I have learnt from the training and hope this is of use to anyone preparing for the certification examination. Mock exams1. https://mlapshin.com/index.php/scrum-quizzes/sm-real-mode/ 2. https://www.scrum.org/open-assessments/scrum-open Sharing experience from others on prepping as […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #10 : Knowledge management and retention

In my previous blog post, there was mention that communication and collaboration is important to agile teams. Not only its because work can get simplified and done faster, but knowledge is also one of the essential components in an effective agile team. Knowledge management and retention is one of the most important part of any […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #9 : Communication and Collaboration

Communication is one of the most important practices needed in a agile team regardless of whichever framework (Scrum, SaFE, Spotify). The key to communication is the reason why there are several events such as sprint planning, backlog grooming and daily stand ups. Collaboration within a scrum team is also essential to ensure that there is […]

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Chronicles of a Scrum master #8 : Epics and Release management

What are epics in an agile context ? Epics group or categorize stories into release features. It plays an important role in the organization and release of features for the product. For example, an Epic of “Login based on country” can use to group stories as following : Develop splash page with login User ID […]

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