Monthly Archives: July 2014


I never liked the word Artifact and in the UK we are more used to the concept of Deliverables, but is a burndown chart a deliverable? Not to my mind, so let's stick with the Scrum terminology. An artifact in Scrum is one of the following:


There are officially only 3 roles in Scrum:
  • The Product Owner
  • The Scum Master
  • And The Team

The Product Owner (PO)

This role is a mixture of the traditional roles of the Project Manager, Product Manager and the Customer. As far as the Team is concerned, the PO is the single voice of the...

Leading by example

I started as a Scrum Master in a team that had already been using Scrum for over a year. At the first standup I introduced myself and then listened as each team member shared what they had been working on, what they were going to work on that day and if they had any...

Building Bridges with the Customer

The Scrum Guide defines the role of the product owner as “responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals.”So this is very much open to interpreation. Personally I see a vital part of the...