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Book Recommendation: Joy, Inc.

Created on 27.04.2015 by Yuliya Mijuk

JoyAI recently read a book that describes how an agile enterprise found its way to success and joy. I would like to recommend this book because it, unlike many other books on agility, is not focused on the company itself but on people inside of it. It does not answer the question: "How can a company quickly react to changes in our very dynamic time?" But it answers the question "How work can be fun and bring joy?" The book is by Richard Sheridan (keynote speaker at the Global Scrum Gathering in Berlin, 2014) and is called "Joy, Inc. / How We Built a Workplace People Love".

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Scrum Guide and Scaling: Part 4 - Scrum Artifacts

Created on 24.03.2015 by Andreas Schliep, Peter Beck

sticky-note-681016_1280Scrum artifacts or process documents provide guidance or links in the process framework.

4.1 Product Backlog

The Product Backlog is the core artifact of Scrum. In larger organizations management of the Product Backlog is unnecessarily complicated. What are the key messages, what are the rules for a Product Backlog, which also apply in scaled environments?

First of all, there is only one product backlog. For this there is a very clear statement in the Scrum Guide:  

The Product Backlog lists all features, functions, requirements, enhancements, and fixes that constitute the changes to be made to the product in future releases. […,] Multiple Scrum Teams often work together on the same product. One Product Backlog is used to describe the upcoming work on the product. A Product Backlog attribute that groups items may then be employed.

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