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Author: Jeremy Jarrell

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Choosing the Right Iteration Length

One of the most common questions facing teams that are new to agile is, “What’s the right iteration length for our team?” Although this question can seem daunting at first, there’s actually a simple way to find the answer. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Splitting Stories Across Teams

If you are releasing a feature across both platforms, you may originally start with that feature described as a single user story but then split the story in two as each team tackles their respective implementations. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Finding the Right Amount of Backlog Refinement

Many product managers struggle with getting the right level of detail in their backlog. If the backlog is too vaguely defined, then your team picks up stories that aren’t immediately actionable, which can slow them down. On the other hand, if the backlog is too well defined, then it becomes rigid and fails to evolve as your product takes shape. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Choosing the Best Slice of Your Story

Learning to split large user stories into smaller user stories is one of the best things a team can do to improve their workflow. Not only are smaller stories easier to understand—and therefore easier to estimate—but their smaller size makes them inherently less risky for a team to take on. Read more...

Jeremy Jarrell
Productivity

Three Ways Product Managers Can Help with a Great Iteration Planning Meeting

A great iteration planning meeting (IPM) sets the tone for the entire iteration. Your team leaves the session energized, excited, and with a clear picture of how to hit the ground running in the new iteration. But, what if things don’t go as well as you’d hoped? Then your team will leave the session tired and frustrated. They will leave without a clear idea of how to get started on their new set of work. They may even leave without any idea of what their goal for the next iteration even is. Read more...