Wassup Team Room?

According to Microsoft’s official definition, Team Rooms, like chat rooms, “provide teams with a space to discuss work in progress, ask questions, share status, and clarify issues that ar...

Ordering the Product Backlog by ROI

The Scrum Guide says that the Product Owner is the sole person responsible for managing the Product Backlog and that Product Backlog management includes ordering items in the Product Backlog “t...

Stakeholder Traceroute

I’m always amazed at how difficult and even impossible it can be for stakeholders to get their ideas into some product backlogs. I’ve started asking teams to run a stakeholder traceroute....

Dude, where’s my releases?

You may have noticed when creating a new Scrum team project in Visual Studio Online or Team Foundation Server 2015, that the iteration list looks a bit different. Yes, Microsoft flattened out the lis...