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5 Reasons to Split Stories During a Sprint

Category: Blog
Created on Saturday, 01 April 2017 09:55
Splitting User Stories During a SprintI read a recent blog post where the author tried to explain why teams should never split "stories" (Product Backlog Items) during the Sprint. Unfortunately, the author used several Scrum myths and non-Scrum thinking in his arguments. 

Agility Jump-Start Program

Category: Agility Jump-Start
Created on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 19:32

One of the top reasons people say their agile projects fail is that they don't have enough experience with agile! Training is important—developers need to learn agile skills—but it's not enough.

If you're adopting agile practices, you'll need training and you'll need experienced help.

Agility Software offers the cost-effective Agility Jump-Start Program. For the price of just training all your agile team members, you also get expert in-person help from Agility Software experts. And the program is scalable from one project team to a whole product line or multiple departments. (To achieve enterprise-wide agility, see our Agility Path™ Program.)

The Agility Jump-Start Program consists of four elements:

1. We'll train the developers, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters for your agile team. They'll get the latest generation of training from Scrum.org by licensed Professional Scrum Trainers. This is not abbreviated training; they'll get the entire course for every participant including the opportunity to achieve Scrum.org certification for Professional Scrum Master or Professional Product Owner.* If you need Kanban to manage complicated processes, we'll train you in that too!

2. We'll coach you through your project startup including identifying key Scrum roles and holding workshops to develop your initial Product Backlog. For Kanban, we'll help you with Value Stream Mapping and setting up your initial Kanban board.

3. We'll coach you through Product Backlog estimation, release planning (if needed), and your first Sprint Planning. During your first Sprint, we're available to help you work through the initial learning experience of actually doing Scrum!

4. Finally, we'll coach you through your first Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. We'll show you the best ways to review your product and to evaluate your processes to be on your path to continuous improvement and agile adoption.

For the cost of just training a typical Scrum team, you can get the Agility Jump-Start Program for the same price! Yes, for just the price to train your people, you get professional expertise, guiding you through every step of the way. And the Agility Jump-Start Program is offered for multiple teams, departments and organizations as well.

Contact us today for more information. We'll answer your questions and help you adopt agile practices right away.

 

* Professional Scrum Developer training and certification are also available as an Agility Jump-Start Program add-on.

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