Author Archives: Tamara Blake

Scrum Artifacts

Scrum’s artifacts are listed in the 2020 Scrum Guide. They represent the work the team does and the business value of the product. Each artifact contains a commitment with enough information that the commitment can be measured. The commitments are: … Continue reading

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McGregor’s X-Y Theory

McGregor’s X-Y Theory is a management theory that turns the established management philosophy on its head. It also supports agile. Theory X This theory looks at the conventional idea that management is top-down. It is considered the authoritarian way of … Continue reading

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Sprint Retrospective

The retrospective is a time-boxed meeting held at the end of a sprint or iteration. The team examines its processes to determine what succeeded and what can be improved. The retrospective is key to an agile team’s ability to “inspect … Continue reading

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Sprint Backlog

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Release Backlog

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Product Backlog

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Release Burn Down

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Iteration Burn Down

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Task Complete Definition

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Customer Test

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