Planning Defects into the system

Why on earth do we do that? Team A, an Agile Release Train (ART), or the mythical Scrum team, has a lot of technical debt. In an effort to reduce the technical debt, management decides to create a bunch of new “container” “FEATURES” in the product backlog to address batches of defects. Because they wantContinue reading “Planning Defects into the system”

Learning how to Scrum master in SAFe

Awesome experience with a great group of students eager to learn about Scrum mastering within a SAFe portfolio. I really love teaching this course. 28 folks were in the class and thirteen agreed to take the picture to be posted here on LI. Thank you, team! My co-instructor, Giuseppe B. (left), was also amazing, as usual,Continue reading “Learning how to Scrum master in SAFe”

RE: #noestimates sidebar in #SAFe #RTE course.

I read several articles on the subject after having a short discussion during class this week with a fellow student (and amazing person!). #noestimates does not seem to address the rather common difficulty in achieving a consistent, homogenous backlog with deterministic job durations and delay costs in a CAS. The #noestimates solution fails in the sameContinue reading “RE: #noestimates sidebar in #SAFe #RTE course.”