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A Warm Welcome From the Home of Scrum

- Daniel Racowsky
in News's new home is opening its doors today! We're not referring to our global headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. We are talking about our new home on the interwebs. A new home for means its thousands of website visitors per day will soon be greeted with a new, more intuitive, use...

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

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

Failing Builds Aren’t Your Problem

- Ryan Cromwell
in Community Blogfeed

I remember building my first significant build system based on, nunit, Wix, and a LOT of pixie dust. Every failed build resulted in a friendly reminder that the team should “probably fix that.” I’d give them some time of course, but I was always the build jerk.

Definition of Done

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

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

- Scrum Admin
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...

Tags: Teams, Agility is Hiring - Looking For an Experienced Marketing Manager

- Scrum Admin
in News 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

- Scrum Admin
in News 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...

Scrum does not work, that’s why it does work!

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

At my training classes the students get actually a bit disappointed when I tell them that Scrum does not solve many of their problems. Most of the students expect that Scrum will solve most of their problems and quality, productivity, predictability and value will be greatly improved. Well unfortuna...

Scrum Day Europe Makes Amsterdam Debut with Ken Schwaber

- Alex Armstrong
in News

Sure to be THE Scrum event of the year in The Netherlands, Scrum Day Europe will bring together CTO's, CIO's, CEO's and Development Directors from around Europe for a day of focused conversation on improving software development. Ken Schwaber, the Co-founder of Scrum and founder of, will ...

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The value of quality Product Ownership

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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 ...

Go beyond accuracy, expect improvements

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One of the biggest concern that I have received from traditional project manager who is stepping in to the Agile world is about knowing when the project will finish. In traditional project management, a Project Manager will usually expect accuracy in the estimates that the team make. He wants to kno...

Scaling Scrum

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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 and Quality: It is not an Oxymoron but a Necessity

- Ralph Jocham
in Webcasts

If at all, then only intrinsic quality can be tested into a product during the hardening phase. However, this does not guarantee the extrinsic quality, the usability and enjoyment of a product. Ralph discusses how to meet the end users expectations, achieving both intrinsic and extrinsic quality.

Agile Practices in a Traditional Organization

- Scrum Admin
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...

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