Agile Vocabulary INVEST vs. DEEP What is the Difference? Part Two

Agile vocabulary INVEST vs. DEEP Part Two Blog by Joel H. Robinson Scrum Master Contact me at:  joelhrobinson@gmail.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelhenryrobinson/   In part one we covered the Agile acronym INVEST. Now we will look at the acronym D.E.E.P. I = Independent                              D = Detailed N = Negotiable                               E = Estimated V = Valuable                                    E = Emerg

Agile Vocabulary INVEST vs. DEEP What is the Difference? Part One

In studying for my Scrum master certifications I was confused by two similar Agile vocabulary acronyms:  INVEST and DEEP.  If you are studying for the PMI-ACP or work on an agile team you need to know the difference.      INVEST                                    DEEP I = Independent                         D = Detailed   N = Negotiable                           E = Estimated V = Valuable                               E = Emergent E = Es...

Scrum “Smells” Defined with examples

joelhrobinson@gmail.com           Feb 11, 2018 I recently heard a Scrum term I had never heard, “Scrum Smells”    Scrum Smell describes that uneasy feeling that something might be wrong. According to Charles Bradley these are symptoms 'that possibly indicates a deeper problem. It doesn't always mean the bad smell is indicative of a true problem, but most times it is" [Charles Bradley].Aug 21, 2015.  And in his book Refactoring, Martin Fowler introdu

What Common Agile Mistakes have you experienced?

What Common Agile Mistakes have you experienced?
Do you have a personal story about Common Agile Mistakes?  I'd like to hear your story and suggestions, your experiences. Every February, Boise State University puts on a free Code Camp for students and the public.   I am asking YOU for ideas & personal stories for my 2018 Boise Code Camp presentation "Common Agile Mistakes". I will collect, sort, compile and crunch the common mistakes into some statistics.  I will edit some of the stories into a...

Setting a SMART Scrum Master Goal

Setting a SMART Scrum Master Goal
Quick:  what do you need to become a Scrum Master? Answer:  A Motivating Vision! Setting a SMART goal is the first step to becoming a Certified Scrum Master.  S.M.A.R.T. stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. My September-October Scrum Goals are to: Specific: Pass recognized Scrum Master exam. Measurable: You pass or fail. 85% Achievable: Read the entire 400+ page Scrum Book of Knowledge. Relevant: Enroll in an