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Scrum Training and the Organization

- Derek Davidson
in Community Blogfeed

By the time organizations decide to adopt Scrum, they have to decide how to implement it. On more than one occasion, I've experienced organizations conducting an internal search for anyone that knows Scrum with the expectation that these people can then drive Scrum adoption. But as anyone who has do...


A Software Development Profession

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Creative, artful thinking and craftsmanship are ESSENTIAL QUALITIES for any software developer. But shouldn't software development be about more than an act of art, a craft in best case? Isn’t there a need to add professionalism to it? Shouldn't software development be a profession? It is tem...


The goal of a Scrum Master is NOT to make herself unneeded

- Henrik Berglund
in Community Blogfeed

I keep hearing things like “The goal of a Scrum Master/coach is to make herself unneeded”, or “For a mature team, we can do with a part time Scrum Master/coach”. None of these make any sense to me. I can understand where it is coming from though. I think it is since we have ...

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How to explain the Scrum Culture

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

While the new book on this topic is still awaiting its publication I will try to explain the cultural aspects of Scrum to conference attendees at the Scrum Day Germany (1st and 2nd of July) and at the Scrum Day Europe (3rd of July). But how is it possible to convey such a complex topic within 40 min...


Scrum Day Europe 2014

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

As from 2011 there has been a genuine boom of Scrum in the Netherlands. And it is still going on. A virus improving the lives of many people in the fascinating world of software development. I have worked with several Dutch organizations, of which ING is probably one of the biggest, one that I docum...

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Evidence-based Management: Gathering the metrics

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Evidence-based Management for Software Organisations is a framework from Scrum.org to help organisations focus their efforts on most valuable improvements and monitor their effect for the organisation.In my experience, organisations recognize agility as a means to improve their value, yet tend to la...


The Origins and Future of Scrum: An Interview with Ken Schwaber

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

In this interview with Dr. Charles Suscheck, Ken Schwaber, one of the signatories of the 2001 Agile Manifesto, describes the first days of Scrum, the biggest threats to agile, and the next big idea in the Scrum framework: evidence-based management.


Creating Your Definition of “Done”

- Derek Davidson
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum Guide, while being a model of brevity, devotes an appreciable amount of space to the definition of “Done”. In my travels as a trainer or coach though, I often come across questions about the definition of done. So, in this article, I’m going to examine it in more depth. ...


Change is Hard

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Did you ever notice how hard it is for people to change? I constantly run into this phenomenon when introducing Scrum. You don't have to go that far though. Take a look around, you can see it everywhere! Last week I ate some breakfast at a hotel. The room was not crowded and a couple of other peop...


Scrum.org at The Path to Agility (COHAA) Conference 2014

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

It's that time of the year again! For the fourth consecutive time, Scrum.org is a Gold Sponsor at the COHAA Path to Agility conference in Columbus, Ohio, May 20-21. There are two days--the Path to Craftsmanship, and the Path to Agility--during which a vibrant community of agile practition...

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Agile Families: Techniques for Living with Change [PODCAST]

- David Starr
in Community Blogfeed

What happens when you apply agile practices to managing your family life? Is Scrum a good way to manage kids and their busy schedules? Agile expert David Starr from Scrum.org talks to Scott about implementing agile in his family. [Listen to podcast...]

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Scrum Day Europe 2014: 3rd Edition

- Scrum Admin
in Scrum.org News

Scrum Day Europe has been a great and lively journey for and by the agile community and friends of Scrum. In 2012, we shared how software can indeed be created in 30 days. Last year, we expanded our discussion on extending Scrum into the Enterprise. With tremendous momentum, join us again this ye...

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Pepperoni, Metrics and Software

- Don McGreal
in Community Blogfeed

The disconnect between the delivery organization and the business is prevalent in the software industry. Somewhere along the line, the real vision behind our projects get lost. We all know it. Can better agile metrics help? Let's talk pizza. [Continue Reading...]


The Power of Anonymous Retrospectives

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum values - Openness, Commitment, Focus, Respect and Courage are the foundation for the behavior and practices in Scrum. It’s difficult for organizations to adhere to these values from the onset of their Agile journey. Agility is about behavior and cultural changes and the values listed...


Empirical Management Explored: Evidence-Based Management for Software Organizations

- Gunther Verheyen
in Resources, Community Publications

The complexity and the creative nature of software development make it a highly fascinating, yet quite unpredictable business. Scrum employs empiricism, systematic inspection and adaptation, to deal with the unpredictability typical to software development. The empirical process is a much better fit...


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