Category: Scrum Methodology

podium with microphone facing audience

Agile Conference Proposal Submissions – tips to get them accepted

So it’s that time of year again. Call for papers is open for a few of the large conferences including the Scrum Gathering and Agile Alliance for 2014 conferences. Have you ever wondered how to get your submission accepted? It’s a great way to enhance your personal brand, build credibility, and work on your speaking skills. There are some simple tips that have helped me to get proposals accepted and I will share them in this post.


November 21, 2013 4
airplane on runway

UX Runway – How to Incorporate UX with Agile/Scrum Teams

So I’ve alluded to a UX runway and my work with Agile and UX in some of my previous posts, but what does that mean? Agile has been the buzz for the past decade and UX was quick behind. First, let me give some background on UX and my role on the team.


July 22, 2013 8
Definition of Ready

Definition of Ready (DoR) in Dependent Relationships

The Definition of Ready is a concept that is gathering more momentum within Scrum. Where it likely sounds most familiar is from the “Ready” state in Kanban development. You obviously would not pull a Kanban story to “In Progess” if it was not already in the “Ready” queue. The same should be true of stories…
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May 20, 2013 5
Las Vegas

Scrum Gathering Las Vegas 2013

My take on the Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas 2013


May 10, 2013 2
Sunk Cost

Sunk costs – when to cut your losses

A sunk cost is an accounting term referring to something (e.g. a project) that has been heavily invested in without success and will not continue to be funded. In these situations, often more money or time has been spent than is wise and it continues because so much has already been invested. The mantra is…
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March 27, 2013 1