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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...

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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...


Essentials for Creating and Maintaining a High Performance Development Team

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

What I see a lot of, is organisations hiring code monkeys rather than professionals. Either they hire: the cheapest talent they can get their hands on. Now they want the best, but how much they have to pay the developer is the most important factor to them, or the person that completes ...


Agile Processes in Telecom Sales Teams

- Ahmet Akdag
in Community Publications

This white paper summarizes one sales team’s Scrum transition. The company reviewed is one of the largest GSM operators in Middle East and East Europe region. With over 2000 employees, they provide innovative value added services to over 8 million customers. The company focused on revenue...


Resurrecting the Much-Maligned Scrum of Scrums

- Charles Bradley
in Resources

I have encountered many in the Agile community who love Scrum but seem to hate on the practice of Scrum of Scrums. Others describe their Scrum of Scrums as an overarching meeting of Scrum Masters, or as a meeting for a Product Owner team. In my experience, however, a Scrum of Scrums is a great way ...


Coaching for Personal Change

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

Coaching works great for change. Coaching is asking the right questions. It is not about providing answers. Every time you provide an answer to a person or team you take away an opportunity for them to self-organize, grow and learn. You take away an opportunity for them to take ownership of the chan...


The Antibiotics of Software Engineering - Agile Testing

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

Surgery is not a recent invention, it dates back millennia. Even if the procedure was successful, often the patient suffered and usually died of subsequent infections - until antibiotics were discovered. In software development we are able to develop rather fast and make significant changes to exis...


Agile Transformation at Philips

- Scrum Admin
in Community Publications


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