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Impediments List is of tremendous importance

posted Oct 6, 2011, 5:51 AM by Marcel Baumann   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 5:54 AM ]
A short self-test to verify that your Scrum approach is working in the area of the retrospective meeting and the impediments resolution.
  1. If the impediment backlog lives in the mysterious black book of the ScrumMaster, you have a problem
  2. If your impediment backlog does not change, you have a problem
  3. If your impediment backlog is empty, you have a problem
  4. If you have an impediment backlog with a growing number of active impediments, you have a problem
  5. If the ScrumMaster resolves all impediments himself, you have a problem
  6. If you do not solve at least one impediment each sprint, you have a problem
See the last publication at the Scrum alliance for a discussion of impediment resolution. As a Scrum coach, Scrum master or Scrum team member you should answer the above questions at least four times a year.