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Combining Kanban and Scrum – lessons from a team of sysadmins

- Kate Terlecka
in Community Blogfeed

Lately, Ken Schwaber’s post about Kanban, strongly stating that it’s not a good way to follow, stirred up Scrum, Kanban and lean worlds. Let’s not take any side here and take a closer look at these two approaches collaborating. 


Professional Scrum Developer, now even better

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org announces the newest addition to the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program family: the 3-day variation for Scrum Practitioners. Those that have completed the 5-day PSD program, now called PSD+, have experienced a learning environment that is unrivaled in today's marketplace. Stud...


Are Project Managers Living A Lie?

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

I had a fun 20 minute talk with a VP of Development and a Sr. Program Manager at a DoD facility during my time at AgileDC 2011 this year. The topic was around Project Managers managing projects in a way that is already poised for failure. Are they living a lie? 


Scrum is Open for Modification and Extension

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Today, Scrum.org and Scrum Inc. are announcing a formal model for modifying and extending Scrum. Scrum's creators, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, are inviting practitioners from around the world to contribute to Scrum's future. Scrum was first developed 15+ years ago, and it has been evolvin...


Commitment vs. Forecast: A subtle but important change to Scrum

- Jose Luis Soria Teruel
in Community Publications

One of the most controversial updates to the 2011 Scrum Guide has been the removal of the term “commit” in favor of “forecast” in regards to the work selected for a Sprint. We used to say that the Development Team commits to which Product Backlog Items it will deliver by the ...


The New, New Sprint Backlog

- David Starr
in Community Publications

The 2011 Scrum Guide, published earlier this month by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, makes some bold changes regarding the definition and structure of a Sprint Backlog. Professional Scrum Trainer David Starr explains these changes with help from Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan...


Ordered Not Prioritized

- Scrum Admin
in Community Publications

"Prioritizing" has been removed in favor of "ordering" as the term for organizing the Product Backlog. Ken and Jeff asked Jim Coplien to elaborate on the reason for this change: In the past, the Scrum Guide consistently used the word "priority" for the Product Backlog or noted that the Product Back...


Chickens and Pigs

- Steve Porter
in Community Publications

The chicken and pig lore of Scrum is no longer a part of the Scrum Guide. Professional Scrum Trainer Steve Porter discusses the signifigance of what some may assume to be a relatively innocuous change: As you're probably aware, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber recently published an update...


Gone are Release Planning and the Release Burndown

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Publications

Any Product Manager that has successfully delivered a product to a customer knows how incredibly important Release Planning is. Despite its importance, the 2011 Scrum Guide, published in July by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, removes any discussion about Release Planning and the related Release B...


Scrum.org & Microsoft Announce Final Trainer Training for Visual Studio 2010

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org and Microsoft announce the third and final round of trainer events for practitioners interested in becoming Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) Trainers on Visual Studio 2010. You may have heard about the PSD program on Microsoft's Channel 9 or MSDN. The Professional Scrum Developer program...


Scrum Guide Explanation #4: Gone are Release Planning and Burndowns

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Any Product Manager that has successfully delivered a product to a customer knows how incredibly important Release Planning is. Despite its importance, the 2011 Scrum Guide, published in July by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, removes any discussion about Release Planning and the related Release b...


Ken Schwaber's writing another Agile book

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Microsoft Press is thrilled to be working with Ken Schwaber again! Ken will be writing a third book, titled Agile Product Management, in our Best Practices series. 


Scrum Guide Explanation #3: The New, New Sprint Backlog

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

The 2011 Scrum Guide, published earlier this month by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, makes some bold changes regarding the definition and structure of a Sprint Backlog. Clarity about Sprint Backlogs is long overdue, and these changes should help many who struggle with the concept. Read more here.


Scrum Guide Explanation #2: Hey, where did all the chickens go?

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

As you're probably aware, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber recently published an update to The Scrum Guide, the definitive guide to Scrum. Many of the changes they made aimed to better define the rules of the game, and remove situational tactics. Some changes were large in scope, while others were l...


Scrum Guide Explanation #1: 'Ordered' Not 'Prioritized'

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Over the coming weeks, Scrum.org will be releasing explanations of the various updates that have been made to the Scrum Guide. The first of these explanations relates to the term used for product backlog organization. In the past, the Scrum Guide consistently used the word "priority" for the Prod...


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