Measuring the Business Value of a PBI

I’m curious. What do you enter in the Business Value field? Take this PBI work item for example … According to MSDN you are supposed to type a number that indicates the relative business value of the...

Story Mapping Software

Updated 16 Sep, 2015 to freshen up the links A few weeks ago I ran a free, half-day Agile software requirements workshop in Boise. There were over 100 attendees and we had good conversations about re...

Upgrade your Sprint Retrospective Meetings

Tired of asking each other “how the Sprint went”? Try one of these alternate Sprint Retrospective activities to change the pace a bit: Retrospective Timeline Happiness Histogram Mad, Sad,...

Implementing Scrum Using Visual Studio 2012

Updated 6/12/2012 : Since my breakout session today was on the same topic, I thought I would just hitchhike onto this post from Sunday. My presentation and an updated ScrumRobot are available for dow...

Scrum Fundamentals Workshop in Boise

Thank you for attending the workshop yesterday. You can find the presentation link below. It was three hours of packed information (and a packed room). I believe we had around 90 people in the worksh...

Reporting Waste with TFS

Tracking waste in TFS Overview Tracking waste and gathering the empirical data is one of the most effective ways of convincing people for the need to adapt. This needs an Estimated Effort field, as i...