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Going along even if you disagree?

The scenario: You're a Scrum Master, you're in a sprint planning meeting and another team member raises an issue. You disagree that it's an issue and don't think we should allocate extra time to deal with it. Your colleague disagrees vehemently and you suddenly find yourself in a showdown.How do you handle it? Well you...

Story Estimating

Estimation in Agile is a relative estimation process. It's a guess, a place to start from. This can be a difficult concept for management to grasp, where facts are preferred so they can hold us to account. This comes from a lack of understanding of the development process and how the full understanding...

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

The third set of values from the Agile Manifesto are some that a lot of people struggle with, primarily because of pressures from outside the team.A customer is anyone to whom we provide a service, and that can include internal departments, a business unit within our organisation or an external customer. Ultimately it's the people...

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