Dieter Granitzki

Dieter Granitzki

Computer science veteran - Certified Scrum Master - Bicycle addict

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Torsten Scholer

Bachelor of Science - Certified Scrum Master - Meticulous Thinker

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Stefan Probst

Bachelor of Science - Agile Developer - Speedy Maker

Scrum Starfish

What is Scrum Expert?

The world of scrum management is full of theory and books. As always, theory sounds nice but it’s hard to implement in real life companies. If you work with scrum yourself you have probably already changed a few elements of the process. Some changes may be minor, some maybe major. And be assured, you did the right thing. Adapting scrum to your own needs is essential. However, what aspects to change and to what degree is the crackling question. Read more

Tools, Tips & Tricks

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Scrum Poker Cards

Estimating your backlog is really important. And developers are almost always staring at screens. Make a cut and add some analog devices to your work! We use planning poker cards made of real cardboard. This lets you focus distraction free on estimating the backlog and it also adds some fun and interactivity to your meetings.

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Time Timer

Time is valuable and meetings often burn too much of it. Even worse, participants agree to extend meetings on the fly. This usually renders them useless, people start to drift away, doodling and wait for the end. This is the reason we use a large, highly visible clock from Time Timer. It shows the remaining time with a red overlay. And most important - if the bell rings it's over. Seems harsh in the beginning, but pays off afterwards.

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Daily Scrum Reminder

Does your team start discussing details during Daily Scrum? Of course they do! They argue about and defend their work. That's why we started to use nameplates. If a discussion starts the participants exchange cards and thereby agree to discuss this topic after the Daily Scrum. Keep your Daily Scrum focused.