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5 strategies to better manage application support provided by a Scrum team

In an ideal world, a Scrum team should be dedicated and exposed as little as possible to external disturbances. But in most cases, teams must focus on developing new software and support earlier versions of the software application in production. In fact, support requests can disrupt the sprint. Depending on …

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14 tips to have successful meetings with your distributed team

It’s well known, Agile approaches favor face-to-face conversations and collocated teams.However, depending on projects and clients, it is not always possible. Sometimes, team members are located in different places, have different cultures, and speak different languages. We do not always understand one another when in the same office; imagine when …

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11 tips for maintaining a healthy backlog

Does my team need to do backlog grooming? What do I need to do to have effective backlog grooming sessions? To maintain a healthy backlog, it can be very useful to have grooming sessions. The idea here is to schedule a recurring meeting with the team to discuss the stories …

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How much do you adhere to Scrum? (aka presenting the Scrum Adherence Index)

Scrum is cool. Scrum gives us enough rules to implement something that is quite easy to understand to change the process of complex products development, to optimize predictability, and to reduce risks. We all know that and we love it, don’t we?