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Scrum does not work, that’s why it does work!

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

At my training classes the students get actually a bit disappointed when I tell them that Scrum does not solve many of their problems. Most of the students expect that Scrum will solve most of their problems and quality, productivity, predictability and value will be greatly improved. Well unfortuna...


Scrum Day Europe Makes Amsterdam Debut with Ken Schwaber

- Alex Armstrong
in Scrum.org News

Sure to be THE Scrum event of the year in The Netherlands, Scrum Day Europe will bring together CTO's, CIO's, CEO's and Development Directors from around Europe for a day of focused conversation on improving software development. Ken Schwaber, the Co-founder of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org, will ...

Tags: Conferences

The value of quality Product Ownership

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum Product Owner role is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the framework. Often I find in my teaching and coaching that people believe the PO’s role is to write user stories and groom the backlog. This is a common misconception that can result in significant value being completel...


Three reasons to choose Kanban over Scrum

- Scrum Admin
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Scrum is a powerful tool. Kanban is a powerful tool. Use them appropriately. Scrum is a tool to help companies become agile (little ‘a’ agile). Some companies report dramatic results following implementation Scrum. Often there is an increase in product quality, customer satisfaction and ...


Go beyond accuracy, expect improvements

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One of the biggest concern that I have received from traditional project manager who is stepping in to the Agile world is about knowing when the project will finish. In traditional project management, a Project Manager will usually expect accuracy in the estimates that the team make. He wants to kno...


Scaling Scrum

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The simplest situation of doing product development with Scrum is to have one Product Backlog capturing the desirements for that Product, and having one Scrum Team implementing that Product Backlog in Sprints. The Development Team has all skills to turn several Product Backlog items into D...


Scrum Extensions Update from InfoQ

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

The inquisitive folks over at InfoQ contacted us last month to figure out what has been going on with Scrum Extensions. They asked some great questions and we were happy to share our experiences thus far. That conversation was posted yesterday on InfoQ.com.


The Separation of Power in Scrum

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

There is one element in Scrum which I really appreciate. It is the separation of power in Scrum.  What exactly do I mean with this? Democracies are based on the separation of powers they require...


External developers in Scrum Teams

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Today it is quite common to have external "resources" within your teams. I have hardly come across any company which doesn't have at least some specialists on their teams who are not on their regular payroll. While external developers are not a problem in themselves, the way how those are implemente...


Seeing the Team in the Code

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Conway’s Law reads: Any organization that designs a system (defined more broadly here than just information systems) will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure. While it has served as a fun adage since its introduction in ...


What is Scrum?

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

What is Scrum? Scrum is a way for teams to work together to develop a product. Product development, using Scrum, occurs in small pieces, with each piece building upon previously created pieces. Building products one small piece at a time encourages creativity and enables teams to respond to feedback...

Tags: Scrum

To shift or not to shift (the software industry paradigm)

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The software industry has for a long time been dominated by industrial views and beliefs. The universally accepted paradigm was in fact a copy-paste of old industrial routines and theories. Essential in this landscape of knowledge, views and practices is the Taylorist conviction ...


The Power of an Agile Mindset

- Scrum Admin
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Linda Linda has wondered for some time whether much of Agile’s success was the result of the placebo effect, that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling reminder of the power our minds have over our perceived reality. 

Tags: Behavior, Agility

Fearless Journey – the game that gets your team UnStuck

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

By: Deborah Hartmann Preuss:  Overview: This card game highlights your Team’s hard-to-reach Big Goal. Players write cards with Obstacles outside their control, stopping them from reaching the Goal. Then together they use Fearless Change++ patterns to design influence Str...

Tags: Agile Games

The 1000 students challenge (2)

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

In May of last year 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 there:  The 1000 Students Challenge. Last week-end I had the chance to do the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg...


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