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The Power of Anonymous Retrospectives

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum values - Openness, Commitment, Focus, Respect and Courage are the foundation for the behavior and practices in Scrum. It’s difficult for organizations to adhere to these values from the onset of their Agile journey. Agility is about behavior and cultural changes and the values listed...


Empirical Management Explored: Evidence-Based Management for Software Organizations

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Publications

The complexity and the creative nature of software development make it a highly fascinating, yet quite unpredictable business. Scrum employs empiricism, systematic inspection and adaptation, to deal with the unpredictability typical to software development. The empirical process is a much better fit...


Can Software Developers Meet the Need?

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

Marc Andreessen provided some insights into the importance of software and the software profession’s ability to meet the need at “Why Software Is Eating The World”. Scrum facilitates control through frequent, regular inspection and adaptation of transparent software functionality....


4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong

- Erik Weber
in Community Blogfeed

If you're not getting what you want from Agile, these signs might explain why. Agility is the ability for development teams to respond quickly, deliver value sooner, and change your product along with changing customer needs and market opportunities. Implementations of agility vary widely, but we s...

Tags: Agility

Scrum.org Participates in ScrumDay 2014 (Paris) as Gold Sponsor

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org is joining the French Scrum User Group’s annual ScrumDay event at Disneyland® Paris in the Hotel New York® Convention Center on April 10th and 11th. Gunther Verheyen, leader of the Professional Series at Scrum.org, will be delivering the closing keynote entitled “Eviden...

Tags: Conferences

What my father taught me about Agility Path (34 years before it was invented!)

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

A few weeks ago I headed out to the Scrum.org offices in Boston to participate in training to become an Engagement Manager for Agility Path. I was talking to my father about it when I got back and was surprised that he recognised many of the practices and tools. In the 1990′s my father (John ...


Half-Life of commitments

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

During private PSF (Profession Scrum Foundation) classes my students create a Change Backlog. The idea of this backlog is to codify the things that need to be changed in order to become agile. Actually, after they finished creating the backlog I ask them to put a name on each sticky note, meaning th...

Tags: Teams, Management

Avanade Partner in Principle of Scrum.org

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Avanade, a 20,000+ person venture formed by Microsoft and Accenture is a global business technology and managed services company. With more than 70 locations worldwide and 12,000 professionals making up their offshore global delivery network, Avanade’s footprint allows them to excel at helpi...


Our Fight Against Technical Debt

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

When implementing a new functionality you have two options: blue or red – quick and dirty or smart and clean. If you chose the first option you create a debt that has to be paid at some point. If you go with the second option it takes longer to implement new features but it makes change easier...


Metrics that matter with evidence-based management

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I was recently asked to speak at ALM Days in Dusseldorf and more specifically to create a talk on Metrics and KPI’s for Quality. As I have been working a lot recently with evidence-based management. I am pretty sure that my session title translates as “Test management and reporting &ndas...


Evidence-Based Management for Software Organizations

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

Evidence-Based Management (EBMgt™) is an approach to managing software organizations for the value they deliver to the organization as a whole. It relies on the evaluation of valuable outcomes for the company and determines which parts of the software delivery process contribute to them. This ...


Estimating relative sizes (e.g. story points)

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Many companies face issues when trying to estimate in relative sizes instead of absolute numbers (e.g. Story Points vs. man-hours). In Scrum trainings, it usually is the most difficult concept discussed. Very often, the approach is not well understood and people fall back into known (absolute estima...


‘Evidence-Based Management’ for Software Organizations

- Gunther Verheyen
in Resources

‘Evidence-Based Management’ for software organizations promotes evidence-based decision-making in the managerial domain to create a more sustainable business through improved services in turbulent markets and businesses. Scrum.org, which has Scrum as its DNA and empiricism as guiding pr...


PSPO I Assessment is Now Available to All

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

All Scrum.org assessments and certifications can now be attempted by anyone, worldwide. Assessing one’s knowledge is a great way to validate, learn, and improve one’s understanding of a given subject area. Now, Product Owners who need to understand what drives value for their product, a...


Scrum Power of 3 imbalance – Scrum Master as Product Owner

- Simon Reindl
in Community Blogfeed

The question was recently posed to me – What conflicts occur if the Scrum Master is also the Product Owner? This can be seen as a workaround for not getting a dedicated Product Owner, which is dangerous as the key issue of not having anyone in a critical role is not being addressed. There...


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