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The 1000 students challenge (3)

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

In May of 2011 I was able to run my first Pay It Forward Scrum Training at the University of Bern in Switzerland. I had blogged about this event here:  The 1000 Students Challenge. Last week-end I had the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg Switzerland. 29 stud...


Enacting Scrum and Agile with Visual Studio 2012

- Clementino Mendonca
in Community Publications

Find out how Visual Studio has become the tool of choice to manage your Scrum projects, and how it stands out of the way allowing you to do Agile in your own terms instead of forcing you to adapt your development process to a tool. We will take a tour on how you can enact Scrum best practices and cy...

Tags: Scrum, Tools

We shouldn't build software like we build houses

- Alex Armstrong
in Community Blogfeed

On January 25th, 2013, Wired published an article by Leslie Lamport describing the need to build software like we build houses. This wasn’t the first time I heard this argument, but I was surprised that a publication as forward-thinking as Wired would publish such a backwards-looking article. ...


Essence of enterprise Scrum

- Ken Schwaber
in Resources

Learn more about Agility Path™.


How to run a Sprint Review

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

The most common Scrum meeting that people seem to get wrong is the Sprint Review. I hear people calling it a “demo", a “showcase” or my pet hate the “show and tell". This completely fails to achieve the key purpose of the Sprint Review. The Sprint Review is designed so tha...

Tags: Scrum

The Herculean Doughnut

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

This is a game I created, which was then used and refined by me and my colleague Laurie Young to help gauge how well everyone involved in a project understand their responsibilites to the project and each other. It lends insight in to the pre-conceptions that people have about how projects should be...

Tags: Agile Games

Non Violent Communication

- Giovanni Bassi
in Resources

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Giovanni Bassi provides examples of typical downfalls of ineffective communication, followed by simple communication methods you can begin using immediately to influence your team in a positive way. FYI: video frames blur from 3:51-3:59.

Tags: Behavior, Videos

Leveling Up Agile Requirements

- David Starr
in Community Publications

Not only does backlog management impact product architecture, but full adoption of Experience Leveling can also enable faster time-to-production, higher quality, and better user experience. Mature agile development teams strive to deliver only the smallest amount of functionality and code needed to...


Ways to Play Scrum

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

In our Professional Scrum classes we also talk about the topics of User Stories, Planning Poker and (Daily) Stand-up meetings. Some attendants have never heard of it. Some have never practiced it. Some are convinced, or have been instructed, that Scrum says these are mandatory to do.


News from Scrum.org Face to Face meeting at ALM Summit 2013

- Clementino Mendonca
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum.org Face to Face meeting this weekend (Jan. 26-27) was as usual packed with information I will be digesting over the next few weeks. In a Scrum.org Face to Face we are all invited to actively participate. With every presentation it transpired the ideal of contributing to the “improve...


Scrum.org Unveils Framework for Organizations to Manage Scrum Implementations, Increase Agility, and Gain a Competitive Advantage

- Ken Schwaber
in Scrum.org News

The Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF™) helps organizations using Scrum manage their investment in becoming more agile --providing an effective way to continuously improve and gain a competitive advantage REDMOND, Washington, Jan. 29, 2013 -- Scrum.org and Scrum co-creator, Ken Schwa...


Focus on solutions, not problems

- Vincent Tencé
in Community Blogfeed

One of the key ingredients to becoming a great team is learning to focus on solutions, not problems. Unfortunately, this is really hard and requires practice. As humans, our natural response is to do just the opposite. In this post, I will explore why this is so and share things you can do to help.

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Impediments (and where to find them)

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Probably the most known purpose (task) of a Scrum Master is to remove impediments. If that is reassuring: it’s even described in the Scrum Guide. A Scrum Master is indeed ‘officially’ expected to remove impediments to development and to the Development Team’s progress.

Tags: Scrum Master

Scrum.org Describes What a Professional Scrum Developer Needs to Know

- Alex Armstrong
in Scrum.org News

Today we are publicly releasing the Objective Domain for the Professional Scrum Developer program. We have been working with software developers for over a decade, collectively helping thousands of people and their organizations develop better software using Scrum. We condensed the best of what we ...


PSM I & Microsoft ALM Competencies

- Brian Smith
in Scrum.org News

Microsoft now uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies:  Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Competency Overview Gold Application Lifecycle Management Competency Silver Application Life...


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