Agile Coaching Stances

The world of agile coaching is incredibly diverse in its toolkits and approaches. An artful approach to agile coaching is knowing when to apply a specific stance in a specific circumstance. Great agile coaches will probe by asking questions and listening to the specific concerns of their client and apply the appropriate stance in that moment. When the coach steps out of the coaching stance, the provide the assistance that

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DEEP Product Backlog

The product backlog in an agile context is the list of deliverables that the team needs to complete in order to deliver value for their customer. Teams starting their agile journey may have challenges forming their backlog ‘just right’. The DEEP acronym provides some advice that helps new teams on their way and acts as a reminder for established agile teams. Detailed Appropriately The Product Owner meets with customers and

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Designing Better User Stories

It has been a while since I penned a post. Great User Story writing is an art. Just so I don’t fall into bad habits, a bit of therapeutic* writing can help keep my saw sharpened! Put the User at the Centre Our customer is the star of the show. They are the one we want to provide value for so we can, in most cases, send them an invoice

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