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Agile Retrospectives for High-Performing Teams: Experiments to Take Them to The Next Level

- Scrum Admin
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The ability to inspect and adapt is what differentiates good software development teams from great software development teams. For agile teams, the retrospective is a key event to making that happen. Just as the daily scrum is a scheduled time each morning to plan an attack for the day, the retrospe...


Professional Scrum Developer Objective Domain

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

A Professional Scrum Developer has a knowledge of Scrum and is able to work effectively on a Development Team within the Scrum framework while delivering value in the form of working software. This outline lists those general and specific things a certified Professional Scrum Developer knows.


The Insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don’t really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP, Merise and SSADM just as easily unless you have good engineering practices as well.

Tags: Scrum, Management

Scrum: Framework, not methodology

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

The term ‘Scrum’ was first used by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, 2 acknowledged management thinkers, in their ground-breaking 1986 paper “The New New Product Development Game“. They borrowed the name from the game of rugby to stress the importance of teams in complex ...

Tags: Scrum

Release Cadence: You’re Not Agile If You’re Not Shipping

- Ryan Cromwell
in Community Blogfeed

I’ve spent the last 3 years exploring the in’s and out’s of different Agile frameworks and methodologies. I’ve worked with large commercial firms, government contractors, and small ISVs to adopt one set of Agile practices or another. In the beginning things are generally amaz...


Assigning value to information in the Scrum framework

- Paul Kuijten
in Community Blogfeed

Today I was finally able to connect some dots on something that had been bothering me for a while. As a Scrum.org Scrum trainer, I always tried to convey that assigning value to information has a big risk of obscuring the transparency needed for inspect & adapt. The reasoning here is that if you...

Tags: Scrum, Teams, Behavior

Emergent Transformation Canvas

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

Lean Agile adoption can only be successful when the people themselves create the necessary changes and therefore are really committed and feel accountable for it. The path to Lean Agile adoption can therefore not be planned in full detail upfront. But the path towards adoption can only emerge, the p...


How to Build the Right Thing

- Cesario Ramos
in Resources


Scrum Values

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is not a methodology. Scrum is a process, but of a non-repeatable kind. Scrum is a framework of rules, roles and principles that helps people and organizations emerge their real process, specific and fitting to their time and context. Scrum is a light and simple base that wraps existing produc...

Tags: Scrum, Teams, Behavior

The 1000 students challenge (3)

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

In May of 2011 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 here:  The 1000 Students Challenge. Last week-end I had the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg Switzerland. 29 stud...


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