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Scrum Extensions Update from InfoQ

- Scrum Admin
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

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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?

- Scrum Admin
in Resources

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...

Tags: Scrum

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

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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 ...


Coaching your Team and Organization

- Simon Reindl
in Webcasts

This webcast examines essential coaching strategies and techniques for improving your Scrum Teams and how to take the first step in igniting change. Join Simon as he walks you through ways to coach change and most importantly ways to sustain this change and make a lasting impact.


The Power of an Agile Mindset

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Linda Linda has wondered for some time whether much of Agile’s success was the result of the placebo effect, that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling reminder of the power our minds have over our perceived reality. 

Tags: Behavior, Agility

Fearless Journey – the game that gets your team UnStuck

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

By: Deborah Hartmann Preuss:  Overview: This card game highlights your Team’s hard-to-reach Big Goal. Players write cards with Obstacles outside their control, stopping them from reaching the Goal. Then together they use Fearless Change++ patterns to design influence Str...

Tags: Agile Games

Organizational Democracy

- Giovanni Bassi
in Webcasts

We live in a world where democracy is the norm. Anywhere you ask, people are going to state loud and clear that they believe in democracy. But do they? This widely popular yet controversial webcast examines the roots of democracy and hierarchy, and explores what some real companies are doi...

Tags: Inspiration

The 1000 students challenge (2)

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

In May of last year 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 there:  The 1000 Students Challenge. Last week-end I had the chance to do the second run at the University of Applied Sciences (FHNW) in Brugg...


Ken Schwaber Defines "Done."

- Ken Schwaber
in Resources

Vincent Tencé of Pyxis Technology talks with Ken Schwaber about the state of the Agile movement and ways to improve the efficiency of Scrum teams. Recorded at the Scrum Breakfast in Montreal, Quebec, on July 14, 2010.


Playing Golf and Scrum

- SuperUser Account
in Community Blogfeed

A colleague from my team started playing golf lately. Totally unexpectedly for me, I found out that these days equipment is not expensive any more and you do not need to be a club member. Since playing golf alone is not as much fun as playing together and having some competition, my colleague persua...

Tags: Scrum, Behavior

Scrum-damentals

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Webcasts

Scrum is the most adopted and recognized agile methodology. However, there are still challenges to Scrum adoption. Martin will dive into several Scrum adoption pitfalls and how an organization can avoid them. In particular, we will highlight some of the proven practices that have worked for diverse ...

Tags: Scrum

Success is a state

- Andy Brandt
in Community Blogfeed

Our culture is conditioning us to instinctively think of success as a one-time event. In movies when lovers finally overcome obstacles and get together the story ends – “they lived happily ever after” (the interesting questions is: “how?”). In sports an athlete runs, ju...


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