How Successful Scrum Teams Deliver a Minimum Viable Product

Doing work over and above the MVP is called gold plating and can delay meeting the sprint goal
Duration: 1 hours 0 minutes
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Anti-patterns are ineffective or harmful behaviors that prevent the team from performing at its best. Even the most effective scrum teams can benefit from examining whether anti-patterns are present on their team and considering what improvements can be made.


Course Length and SEUs

  • 60 minutes and worth 1 SEUs


Course Sections

  • Introduction
  • What does this anti-pattern look like?
  • Guide toward a solution
  • What does success look like?


Who are we trying to help with this course?

  • Teams that are not consistently completing product backlog items (PBIs) and delivering potentially valuable product increments from sprint to sprint
  • Product owners who are frustrated by a team's inconsistent value delivery

Learn how you as a product owner can enable continuous improvement within the team and increase delivery of a minimum viable product (MVP) by examining gold plating. We expect this course will take you up to an hour to complete.


Learning Objectives

This course is aligned with this Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) learning objective:

  • CSPO 1.4 - Describe how the Product Owner interacts with the other Scrum Team members during the Scrum events and throughout the Sprint.


Course created in collaboration with subject matter expert: Teddy Carroll

During his career, Teddy noticed that when his teams failed to meet customer expectations, it rarely had anything to do with the team's ability, rather it had more to do with organizational and team issues. Teddy now pursues success by designing and co-creating great teams and organizations so they can create great products.



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