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Chief Craftsman at Scrum.org tapped to improve Microsoft’s Visual Studio product line

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in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org announced today that its Chief Craftsman, David Starr, will soon be joining Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Visual Studio ALM. Since joining Scrum.org in 2011, David has driven significant improvements in all of Scrum.org’s programs, and has dedicated himself to helping te...


Definition of Done

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The Scrum Guide describes the Definition of Done (DoD) as a tool for bringing transparency to the work a Scrum Team is performing. It is related more to the quality of a product, rather than its functionality. As Scrum Teams work together using the Scrum framework to develop a product, it is impo...


Why Kanban Matters to All Agile Teams

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in Webcasts

Kanban provides much more value than simply visualization and is quickly evolving into a critical practice that all teams, regardless of their methodology or state of Agile adoption should consider. Learn how you can use Kanban practices to make lasting improvements to your software development proc...

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Scrum.org is Hiring - Looking For an Experienced Marketing Manager

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in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org is leading the growth and evolution of Scrum to improve the profession of software development. We are seeking a talented, driven, and seasoned Marketing Manager to join our Marketing team to help lead that growth. You can find more detailed information about this role here.


Suspending Scrum Extensions

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in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org is suspending the Scrum extension program, effective immediately. Scrum extensions were conceived as a way to provide community-driven guidance for Scrum techniques that go beyond the basic rules of Scrum set forth by the Scrum Guide. Organizations new to Scrum or struggling in adopting...


The value of quality Product Ownership

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The Scrum Product Owner role is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the framework. Often I find in my teaching and coaching that people believe the PO’s role is to write user stories and groom the backlog. This is a common misconception that can result in significant value being completel...


Three reasons to choose Kanban over Scrum

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Scrum is a powerful tool. Kanban is a powerful tool. Use them appropriately. Scrum is a tool to help companies become agile (little ‘a’ agile). Some companies report dramatic results following implementation Scrum. Often there is an increase in product quality, customer satisfaction and ...


Scaling Scrum

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The simplest situation of doing product development with Scrum is to have one Product Backlog capturing the desirements for that Product, and having one Scrum Team implementing that Product Backlog in Sprints. The Development Team has all skills to turn several Product Backlog items into D...


Agile Practices in a Traditional Organization

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in Webcasts

Is it possible to make decisions at the last responsible moment and still satisfy our organization's long lead time for planning and resources? Can we tie our project's large goals to an individual story in an iteration? Join Jared as he explores how to go about adopting Agile practices in your trad...


Scrum Extensions Update from InfoQ

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in Scrum.org News

The inquisitive folks over at InfoQ contacted us last month to figure out what has been going on with Scrum Extensions. They asked some great questions and we were happy to share our experiences thus far. That conversation was posted yesterday on InfoQ.com.


The Separation of Power in Scrum

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There is one element in Scrum which I really appreciate. It is the separation of power in Scrum.  What exactly do I mean with this? Democracies are based on the separation of powers they require...


External developers in Scrum Teams

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Today it is quite common to have external "resources" within your teams. I have hardly come across any company which doesn't have at least some specialists on their teams who are not on their regular payroll. While external developers are not a problem in themselves, the way how those are implemente...


Seeing the Team in the Code

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Conway’s Law reads: Any organization that designs a system (defined more broadly here than just information systems) will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure. While it has served as a fun adage since its introduction in ...


What is Scrum?

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What is Scrum? Scrum is a way for teams to work together to develop a product. Product development, using Scrum, occurs in small pieces, with each piece building upon previously created pieces. Building products one small piece at a time encourages creativity and enables teams to respond to feedback...

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To shift or not to shift (the software industry paradigm)

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The software industry has for a long time been dominated by industrial views and beliefs. The universally accepted paradigm was in fact a copy-paste of old industrial routines and theories. Essential in this landscape of knowledge, views and practices is the Taylorist conviction ...


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