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The Italian Dinner - How work flows from Release to Story to Task w/ Judy Neher, CST

When I am teaching CSM and CSPO classes I frequently get questions from students who have trouble understanding how work flows from the release level down through product backlog items like User Stories on down to the task level. I do cover this in class but for some, it is not so easy to see. 


In hopes of resolving this, I asked Judy Neher, a fellow Certified Scrum Trainer, to help me work through a metaphor that I hope will provide clarity on how we take work from Releases to User Stories to Tasks, how they tie back to strategy and vision and how Epics and Themes fit in as well. 

If you'd like to reach out to Judy with follow up questions, here is her contact info:

Judy Neher
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-neher-22ab614/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/judyneher

Posted on: December 27, 2019 01:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (4)

Probabilistic Forecasting with Troy Lightfoot

Trying to figure out when you will be ready to ship is incredibly challenging. Many Scrum teams track historic velocity, or story points completed in a Sprint, and then use the average number of points completed per Sprint as a way of making an educated guess as to when they could deliver when they’d expect to deliver a certain number of story points in the future. There are, however, many who feel that this approach is no better than just making a completely random guess, and there is evidence to support the value in taking a different approach. 

In this episode of The Reluctant Agilist, Troy Lightfoot explains his approach to Probabilistic Forecasting, what it is, why it matters, and how it is a better way of planning than using a more traditional approach. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2019 03:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)
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