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Ways to Play Scrum

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

In our Professional Scrum classes we also talk about the topics of User Stories, Planning Poker and (Daily) Stand-up meetings. Some attendants have never heard of it. Some have never practiced it. Some are convinced, or have been instructed, that Scrum says these are mandatory to do.


News from Scrum.org Face to Face meeting at ALM Summit 2013

- Clementino Mendonca
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum.org Face to Face meeting this weekend (Jan. 26-27) was as usual packed with information I will be digesting over the next few weeks. In a Scrum.org Face to Face we are all invited to actively participate. With every presentation it transpired the ideal of contributing to the “improve...


Scrum.org Unveils Framework for Organizations to Manage Scrum Implementations, Increase Agility, and Gain a Competitive Advantage

- Ken Schwaber
in Scrum.org News

The Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF™) helps organizations using Scrum manage their investment in becoming more agile --providing an effective way to continuously improve and gain a competitive advantage REDMOND, Washington, Jan. 29, 2013 -- Scrum.org and Scrum co-creator, Ken Schwa...


Focus on solutions, not problems

- Vincent Tencé
in Community Blogfeed

One of the key ingredients to becoming a great team is learning to focus on solutions, not problems. Unfortunately, this is really hard and requires practice. As humans, our natural response is to do just the opposite. In this post, I will explore why this is so and share things you can do to help.

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Impediments (and where to find them)

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Probably the most known purpose (task) of a Scrum Master is to remove impediments. If that is reassuring: it’s even described in the Scrum Guide. A Scrum Master is indeed ‘officially’ expected to remove impediments to development and to the Development Team’s progress.

Tags: Scrum Master

Scrum.org Describes What a Professional Scrum Developer Needs to Know

- Alex Armstrong
in Scrum.org News

Today we are publicly releasing the Objective Domain for the Professional Scrum Developer program. We have been working with software developers for over a decade, collectively helping thousands of people and their organizations develop better software using Scrum. We condensed the best of what we ...


PSM I & Microsoft ALM Competencies

- Brian Smith
in Scrum.org News

Microsoft now uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies:  Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Competency Overview Gold Application Lifecycle Management Competency Silver Application Life...


SCRUM.ORG ANOUNCES PROFESSIONAL SCRUM DEVELOPER (PSD) TRAINER: CHICAGO 2013

- Brian Smith
in Scrum.org News

The only 2013 event planned in the U.S. for Scrum professionals interested in becoming a trainer for the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program happens in Chicago, IL on March 4-8, 2013 BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 09, 2013 -- Scrum.org, the home of Scrum, today announced Professional Scrum Develo...


Avalie gratuitamente seu conhecimento com desenvolvimento de software e Scrum

- Giovanni Bassi
in Community Blogfeed

A Scrum.org acaba de liberar o teste aberto de Scrum Developer, o Developer Open Assessment. É uma prova que você pode fazer gratuitamente para avaliar o seu nível de conhecimento com desenvolvimento de software usando Scrum. Diferentemente da Scrum Open Assessment, que tamb&eacu...


New tool for Scrum Developers

- Alex Armstrong
in Scrum.org News

Happy New Year to all of you in the Scrum community. We are excited by the tools and resources we plan to deliver to you in 2013. This starts today with the announcement that we have released a new “open” assessment for development team members called the Developer Open.   The Scr...


Using burndowns for management meetings

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum tools are useful in many situations, not only for their original purpose. For example, you can use the burndown-tool to track meetings and make them more efficient. In addition, the participants of the meeting get a feeling for Scrum and it's focus as well as its transparency. This is, how it ...


Using Scrum to manage complex projects: A cognitive perspective (and why it is better suited for our brains)

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

I recently received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled "Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity" (Heylighen & Vidal, in press). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called "...

Tags: Scrum, Behavior

Interview with PST Ralph M. Jocham

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

Ralph M. Jocham, an internationally successful Scrum coach, speaks with Rebecca Vogel, CEO & Marketing Assistant at Bosshard & Partner, on the subject of Scrum.

Tags: Inspiration

ING: Capturing agility via Scrum at a large Dutch bank

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Publications

For reasons of competitiveness the delivery of IT services of Amir Arooni's department (CIO of the Solution Delivery Center for Channels at ING NL) needed fundamental improvements. A small project revealed that the existing, waterfall, working methods and organization structures of the cha...


There are no meetings in Scrum!

- Henrik Berglund
in Community Blogfeed

Well isn’t that great? Your team is now supposed to do Scrum and now there is another set of meetings cutting into the time you would rather use to actually get something done. In popularity, “meetings” tend to be viewed as enjoyable as a dentist appointment. We have books like &ld...

Tags: Scrum

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