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Sprint Retrospectives in Practice

- Scrum Admin
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A couple of months ago we looked at how to conduct a Sprint Review. We saw that a Review considers what work was done, and distinguished it from a Sprint Retrospective which reflects upon how work is being done. The distinction between the two can appear to be rather academic, and slurring a Review ...

Tags: Scrum

Agile Compass

- Simon Reindl
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When we use Agile methods we have to continually face up to challenges and uncertainty. As following a map can lead us to obstacles we have to overcome, we need something to guide us. An Agile Compass helps us to keep focus on our objectives and aligned with Lean and Agile principles. [Read more...]...

Tags: Agility

DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Did you know that the DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall? For the first time in many years the Department of Defence (DOD) in the United States had made a major update to its procurement rules. They can no longer be held accountable for holding up our industry, and being culpable for its inabil...

Tags: Agility

One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?

- Louis-Philippe Carignan
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In 1968, Frederick Herzberg published the article "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?" in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Over time, it has become a HBR classic, having sold 1.2 million reprints by 1987 and was the most requested article from the publication. During the annu...

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Product Owner Checklist

- Lare Lekman
in Community Blogfeed

"This brief checklist helps you remember the most important things to become a good Product Owner." As the Product Owner you are responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team. Your way of doing this may vary across organizations, Scrum Teams, and ...


Initial Thoughts on Leadership

- Ben Thorp
in Community Blogfeed

I am not a born leader. I am lazy. I procrastinate. I get frustrated with people. I have self-esteem issues. I lack confidence in social situations. I lose patience with my children. I enjoy praise and recognition. I have trouble making decisions. Relinquishing control gives me heartburn. I make exc...

Tags: Management

There is no “do agile” there is only "be agile"

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I commented on Scrum is hard to adopt and disruptive to your organisation before and I think that for most companies this is just beyond their comprehension. They are fundamentally misunderstanding agile and trying to do agile rather than be agile. There are no trainings or certifications...


A smart travel companion to Scrum

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is not a goal in itself, Scrum is a mean. Scrum is a path that a person, a team, an organization takes toward increased competitiveness, higher responsiveness, more learning, more creativity, optimistic opportunism, a sustainable way of working, restored respect for people. Scrum is a journey ...

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How to make a good Product Owner

- Adam Cogan
in Community Blogfeed

At my Teched talks this month (Australia and New Zealand) I talked about Product Owners. After my session there were lots of discussion around the Product Owner Scrum role, and what makes a good one. I loved hearing the stories of dysfunction about Product Owners who have not done their job well. ...


What is Agile? [Podcast with Ken Schwaber]

- Scrum Admin
in Community Publications

Ken Schwaber and Jochen Krebs talk about Agility Path™, an approach to increase the level of agility with organizations that are ready for this journey. Agility Path includes a set of core metrics, which interpreted together lead to the Agility Index. Perhaps the most important questions...


A critical view on SAFe

- Dominik Maximini
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The Scaled Agile Framework, developed by Dean Leffingwell, is getting more an more traction in Europe and the U.S. Many companies try to adopt the framework, or parts of it, in order to increase their Agility. However, there is a controversial discussion in the community whether SAFe is really ...


Scrum.org brings Professional Scrum courses to Brussels

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

 courses coming to Brussels with Director of Scrum.org Professional Series, Gunther Verheyen Oct | Nov Scrum.org is bringing two Professional Scrum Master (PSM) courses to Brussels, Belgium, October and November...


PSD I Assessment is Now Available to All

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Assessing one’s knowledge is a great way to validate, learn, and improve one’s understanding of a given subject area. Now, software professionals who work together on Scrum Teams can do just that, by attempting the Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) assessment, without taking a cours...


Are you an Agile BA / Tester / Developer / Bottle Washer?

- Rob Maher
in Community Blogfeed

Many people who are working at a company starting out with an agile implementation have a natural question. What does this mean for me?  What is my place on the team?  I am a BA / Tester / Developer / <Insert your title here> – how does this change my role? Lets start out with...

Tags: Teams, Agility

Scrum Update 2013

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

After two years of working closely with the agile and Scrum community, the originators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, have today announced the next series of updates to Scrum through the (2013) Scrum Guide, the definitive Scrum rule book and documentation of Scrum itself. K...


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