Welcome to AgileSparks Blog

“Oh no, it’s retrospective time!” This cry for help is not uncommon, I’m afraid, among practitioners of scrum. That is a shame. For me, this meeting is the climax of the scrum framework – this is the place where we get better. The discussions...

How to Achieve Valuable Retrospectives

“Oh no, it’s retrospective time!” This cry for help is not uncommon, I’m afraid, among practitioners of scrum. That is a shame. For me, this meeting is the climax of the scrum framework – this is the place where we get better. The discussions...

The Horrible Truth In recent years I’ve been working with many software development teams and almost all of them struggle with estimating the work. The energy spent on this and the frustration it causes should come to a halt. And so, in this short...

The horrible truth about software development estimation, and what to do about it

The Horrible Truth In recent years I’ve been working with many software development teams and almost all of them struggle with estimating the work. The energy spent on this and the frustration it causes should come to a halt. And so, in this short...

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with dinosaurs? Watch to our video below as Yuval Yeret, PST gives insightful information about unique value propositions, minimally marketable features, and so much more!

Scrum Product Ownership (Video)

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with dinosaurs? Watch to our video below as Yuval Yeret, PST gives insightful information about unique value propositions, minimally marketable features, and so much more!

I’m hearing from more and more companies that are using the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) and are also looking at or practicing Agile e.g. using Scrum. In discussions with these companies two key questions surface time after time: My teams want to use Agile/Scrum...

Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) / Traction – How does it relate to Agile/Scrum?

I’m hearing from more and more companies that are using the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) and are also looking at or practicing Agile e.g. using Scrum. In discussions with these companies two key questions surface time after time: My teams want to use Agile/Scrum...

I’ve been asked several times now about Nexus and SAFe – what are the similarities, differences, etc. If you’re not familiar with either Nexus or SAFe I recommend taking a look at the Nexus Guide and the SAFe whitepaper first.  Nexus and SAFe –...

Comparing Nexus and SAFe – Similarities, Differences, Ideas

I’ve been asked several times now about Nexus and SAFe – what are the similarities, differences, etc. If you’re not familiar with either Nexus or SAFe I recommend taking a look at the Nexus Guide and the SAFe whitepaper first.  Nexus and SAFe –...

Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...

SAFe Program Dependency Board Retrospective

Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...

Everybody wants to Scale Scrum So you have a couple of Scrum Teams that are working in adjacent areas and you’re starting to face some challenges in delivering value in a coordinated integrative way. This is more or less the time you started searching...

Scaling Scrum with Nexus and Kanban

Everybody wants to Scale Scrum So you have a couple of Scrum Teams that are working in adjacent areas and you’re starting to face some challenges in delivering value in a coordinated integrative way. This is more or less the time you started searching...

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with Dinosaurs? We typically say that Scrum Masters get to herd cats. But Scrum Product Owners actually need to learn how to ride a Dinosaur! With the click-bate established, what does that even mean?  I’ve been...

Advanced Scrum Product Ownership – Riding Dinosaurs

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with Dinosaurs? We typically say that Scrum Masters get to herd cats. But Scrum Product Owners actually need to learn how to ride a Dinosaur! With the click-bate established, what does that even mean?  I’ve been...