Kautilya Sundriyal


Sprint Zero & Why you should NOT refer to it

What is a Sprint As described in the Scrum Guide, Sprints are the heartbeat of Scrum, where ideas are turned into value. They are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint. As a best practice, Sprint should include: Sprint...



Myth: The Product Owner Exclusively Maintains the Product Backlog

What is a Product Backlog? Product backlog consists of desired product functionalities that provide a centralized and shared understanding of what to build and the order in which to build it. Consider it as a medium of creating transparency and roadmap across the board. The Product Backlog contains Product Backlog Items or PBIs which...



Why you should not include Stakeholders in the Sprint Retrospective

Let's first understand what is a Sprint Retrospective. Sprint Retrospective is one of the agile ceremonies that is conducted on the last day of the sprint and is focused on examining the performance and improvement areas more at a process level. If you are following sprints of longer duration say of a month, try to split the sprint...