Pre-Mortems: Think you’re ready to ship….

…What could possibly go wrong? Here’s an idea: conduct a “pre-mortem” to prepare. The gist of the activity is to consider all that could possibly “go wrong.” Then the conversation switches to a mitigation and action plan. (Maybe the team even does a pre-mortem activity at Lift-Off or at Sprint 0?)

Estimating: The Magic of Pi

Scrum Commitment-Based Sprint Planning So your team has their backlog of User Stories groomed, they meet the team’s Definition of Ready, they are in a prioritized order, and they are sized via Planning Poker, Triangulation, Blink Estimates, or White Elephant, take your pick (more info on those sizing methods at the end of …

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