Sitemap - 2020 - Maarten’s Newsletter

Struggling with Product Goals? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

A pretty burn-down usually means ugly Scrum

Why we switched from Feature Teams to Component Teams

Stop locking estimates, start forecasting

SMART Sprint Goals Are Stupid

Companies That Obsess Over Velocity Are Clueless About Scrum

7 years ago when I started with Scrum…

Stop treating your Sprints like Fort Knox

Scrum alienates the world of Product Management

Why Scrum doesn’t kill your product — you do

Scrum is about inventing your own rules

Must Product Owners and Scrum Masters be Archenemies?

5 things I hate about Scrum

The #NoEstimates movement is a pointless infatuation

How to escape your Scrum prison

A Response to ‘Scrum Is Dead. All Hail Kanban, the New King’

Carry-overs are good when you use Scrum

Sprint Goals are the beating heart of Scrum

Reflecting on your problems at the Sprint Retrospective is too late

Agile isn’t an excuse for winging it

Help! I’m working in a Feature Factory, what should I do?

What a red paperclip can teach you about being a Scrum Master

Product Owners lose their job when SAFe is introduced

Why Scrum Masters shouldn’t be coaching Product Owners

The inability to use Sprint Goals is symptomatic of serious Product Management problems

Should you hire Product Managers or Product Owners for your Scrum Teams?

Basecamp’s Shape Up: how different is it really from Scrum?

Are all Scrum Masters in eternal pursuit of a Fata Morgana?

6 Common Mistakes When Rebuilding a Product

How Product Owners can stop developers from being a pain in the @## during refinement

How seemingly trivial details can derail your valuable project

Delivering features on time is overrated

Supermarkets are using Kanban to help fight the Coronavirus

What is the easiest way to explain Story Points?

Learning the Scrum values through Aesop’s fables

Scrum is like Jazz — it works best when you play and improvise

How to stop features from killing your product

Working without Sprint Goals guarantees technical debt

10 things you must do to build high-performing Scrum Teams as a Product Owner

By saying no, your yes counts

14 Signs you’re working in a Scrum Feature Factory

How do Product Owners deliver value without actually building anything?

Introducing Scrum at a company where everyone hates Scrum

Stop talking so much about the different Scrum roles

To all Scrum Masters: please step up your game

Scrum sucks without solid Product Management

What’s the role of the Product Owner at the Daily Scrum?