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Changes to the Scrum Guide - ScrumPulse Episode #14

- Ken Schwaber
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----> Watch Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as they discuss the changes to The Scrum Guide, why they have made these changes, and why the Scrum Values are so critical to success.


Evidence-based Estimation

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in Community Blogfeed, Community Publications

An analogy I can think of is... I want my dart to hit the dart board, and not necessarily the bull's eye.... as it calls for a lot of details which apparently is missing during estimation. However, if my dart doesn’t hit anywhere on the dart board... it's almost like shooting in the ...


Delighting Vodafone Turkey’s Customers via Agile Transformation

- Mehmet Yitmen
in Community Blogfeed, Community Publications

Vodafone is one of the world's leading mobile communication providers operating in more than 30 countries and partner with networks in over 50 more. Incorporated by the Vodafone Group, Vodafone Turkey, founded in 2006, that is Turkey's second largest mobile communication company since 2014, provides...


Agile

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

I am returning from the Agile Alliance conference. I thought I would share the answer to several questions that I was asked in my session:  1. What is “Agile”? Any software activity that conforms or attempts to conform to the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto for Soft...

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Scrum Is A Stance (too)

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Presumably there are many reasons why Scrum turned into the leading framework for Agile software development during the past decade. One of the reasons may be the simplicity of Scrum. Or, perhaps it is the opposite, the wide adoption of Scrum is more like a miracle given that same simplicity.  ...

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Decision Rules for the Teams

- Ilia Pavlichenko
in Community Blogfeed

I often ask a very simple question: “What are the decision rules of your team? “. It’s not rare for this question to make Scrum Masters and Managers feel quite uncomfortable. Plus, it is really good if you can easily answer it. Now I will to explain why this question is so importan...

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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...


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...


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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