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10 more things to drive your Scrum Master crazy

Scrumphony - Marc Löffler - Mon, 12/16/2013 - 11:44

CrazyIt’s been a long time since I wrote “10 things to drive your Scrum Master crazy” and it’s about time to give you some new weapons. So, here they are:

  1. Hide the SM’s beloved moderation markers.
  2. Play on your smartphone during the (planning) meetings, as long as they are not talking about YOUR tasks.
  3. Always lament about the same things but don’t change anything.
  4. Keep blaming and finger pointing everyone else except yourself for all the problems, you are only a victim.
  5. Ignore all agile values as they don’t apply to you.
  6. Simply ignore your Scrum Master, especially when he tries to coach you. Coaching is evil!
  7. Ignore the findings from your latest retrospective because you have more important stuff to do.
  8. Write as many things as possible on ONE post-it. Clustering is much more fun this way.
  9. Don’t put your tasks on the sprint backlog. Your Scrum Master is an evil micro manager. I swear. Transparency sucks.
  10. Ask your boss to put the Scrum values into the performance goals of every employee.
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Timesheet now available in tinyPM 3.1

tinyPM Team Blog - Tue, 11/12/2013 - 00:01

We’re very excited to announce that the new timesheet feature is now available in tinyPM 3.1. The timesheet is simple and easy to use. It allows you to log the time spent on tasks and gives you instant access to weekly reports by presenting them in a nice and clean table view. You may check out your tinyPM account right now or read on to learn more.

My timesheet

View and log the time spent on tasks of all of your projects with the new ‘My timesheet’ view.

my timesheet

Navigating your timesheet

Use the arrows to move back and forth through the weeks.

week navigation

Log hours

It’s easy to record how long you spent on a task. Just click the selected cell and change the value instantly. Using <TAB> key you can fill in several cells (days) quickly.

log time

What tasks are contained in the timesheet?

tinyPM knows what tasks you’re working on and displays the appropriate ones. Additionally, the cells are marked with color on days that you’ve been working on a given task.

What about the team?

For an overview of your team activity, just click the ‘Team’ button. You will see a list of people you share the projects with and their summary of hours displayed weekly.


Quick summary

In the sidebar, there is a summary of the current and the previous month – total hours by project and options to export them.


CSV Export

For each project you can download a CSV file, which contains all hours entered by all users during the month. This file you may easily open in your ‘office’ application and convert into your favorite report.


PDF Report

You can also download a ready to print report in a PDF format.


We hope this timesheet makes time tracking easy and fast for you. We’d like to know what you think, as we plan to continue improving it, so the feedback and new ideas are highly welcome.

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Where are we?

Agile Teams - Karen Smiley - Mon, 07/22/2013 - 03:14
We've moved our blog to See you there!
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Scrum São Paulo

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 06:13
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Agiles Colombia

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 06:03
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Scrum and Motivation

Scrum Alliance - Wed, 06/19/2013 - 03:37
As a relatively recent addition to the ScrumMaster ranks, I am finding myself regularly faced with a question related to motivation. Understanding the context of any task is hugely important before a realistic commitment can be agreed upon with th...
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Avoid the Pandemic: Save the World with Scrum

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/17/2013 - 06:31
Can your Scrum team save the world? Try this team-building exercise with the cooperative board game Pandemic. Diagnosis: A high-performing team One of the key responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is providing the necessary leadership to form a gr...
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What Does Your Project or Program Play Card Look Like?

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:38
On just about any given Saturday or Sunday in the United States, you'll find friends and families enjoying time watching football (or American football, as my European friends call it). Regardless of whether it's the college or pro game, the telev...
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:31
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:29
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:28
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061413.Your Playcard.Eric King.IMAGE 3

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:01
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:00
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Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:59
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The Need to Include Design Topics During Agile Transformation

Scrum Alliance - Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:24
For effective Scrumming, stories should have the desirable INVEST characteristics: They should be independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, sized, and testable). We'll assume that the product owner is trained in Scrum and creates clean stories...
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Scrum Knowledge Sharing

SpiraPlan is a agile project management system designed specifically for methodologies such as scrum, XP and Kanban.