Scrum Myth: The Scrum Master is a Project Manager

by Mark Noneman on 4 January 2018

I often get this question when coaching or training organizations new to Scrum: “I’m a project manager. What do I do?”

I’m happy when I get the question; it gives me the opportunity to talk it through. Too many times, ...

5 Reasons to Split Stories During the Sprint

by Mark Noneman on 1 April 2017

I read a recent blog post where the author tried to explain why teams should never split "stories" (Product Backlog Items) during the Sprint. Unfortunately, the author used several Scrum myths and non-Scrum thinking in his ...

Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Mark Noneman on 31 March 2017

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!"

Huh? I don’t know; it’s something my father always said.

I think he meant that if you don’t have the right tool ...

The Product Owner as Steward

by Mark Noneman on 30 March 2017

In the Professional Scrum Product Owner course, we teach that high performing Product Owners are entrepreneurial. They not only act with the business in mind, they have the authority to make important decisions. What should we do ...

A Glossary of Scrum Terms

by Mark Noneman on 1 March 2017

This glossary of Scrum terms is derived from the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland.