Why do scrum teams estimate work in story points?

Why do scrum teams estimate work in story points? Companies that adopt agile or scrum often estimate their work in story points. What are the advantages? How are estimations best done? Top-down versus bottom-up An estimation can be done top-down or bottom-up. The top-down estimation uses data of previous projects. Looking at this previous data,

By |2020-10-24T17:53:50+00:00October 21st, 2020|Agile, Scrum|0 Comments

Agile work from home tools for large organizations

Which tools can facilitate working from home in large agile organizations? Working from home, also called telework, has increased significantly over the last years. Approximately 40% of the workforce in the United States works remotely at some frequency. Teleworking motivates staff to better manage their work-life balance. Home working is also a necessity in case

By |2020-04-01T14:55:42+00:00March 9th, 2020|Agile, Technology|0 Comments

Follow up programs with the Art-Sync

An Agile program is challenging: Business wants to achieve results quickly Management wants to have a good view of progress and reduce costs Teams (projects) must work together Teams are self-organizing Good communication is needed to ensure that all those parties work together efficiently. How do you approach that and keep an overview? How do

By |2020-06-01T20:02:09+00:00February 28th, 2020|Agile|0 Comments

8 tips and tricks for an agile retrospective meeting

Every team has its challenges and opportunities for improvement. As a scrum master (or project leader / team leader) you want to tackle those. In a "sprint retrospective" you look back at the past sprint (typically 2 weeks) and look for opportunities for improvement. In an agile company, the retrospective sprint is part of a

By |2020-03-03T20:38:53+00:00February 21st, 2020|Agile|0 Comments