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Professional Scrum Foundations in Alameda, California

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Professional Scrum Foundations is my favourite course to teach as it balances fun and learning with practical experience.The Professional Scrum Foundations course is from Scrum.org and, over two days covers all of the core concepts of Scrum.


Scrum.org makes it easier to connect with the experts

- Daniel Racowsky
in Scrum.org News

Scrum users seeking assistance received a new tool today. The Scrum.org network of professionals includes almost 100 individuals from 24 countries around the world. With the launch of the new “Find an Expert” section of the Scrum.org website, those professionals will be even easier to lo...


Scrum and Continuous Improvement

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

Organizations usually don’t adopt Scrum because they like its name. Instead, they have heard that software development is better if they use Scrum – quicker, cheaper, higher quality, more satisfied customers and employees. Sometimes things are so bad in software development that they try...


Agility can’t be planned

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

I have been fortunate. I have been involved in some larger scale Scrum transformations. I have learned much. I have much to learn. Here are some basics that are fundamental to set the right expectations for a enterprise Scrum transformation. I will relentlessly repeat and remind these. Because in...


Pair Programming Is A Good Software Development Practice

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Agile is not only about the ‘process’ we follow to build software products. Agility is not just achieved by following a method. Agile is also about the behavior we show while creating software products. But agile is certainly also about the software craftsmanshipwe show in...


Can you change Scrum?

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Quite often people come up to me in training or coaching and ask me if it is possible to "tweak" or "alter" Scrum. Well, the answer to this is quick: Sure you can. Just go to https://www.scrum.org/Scrum-Guides/Change-the-Scrum-Guide and continue from there. Changing Scrum is like changing any other ...


Creating an ATDD Ready Sprint Backlog in Scrum

- Ralph Jocham
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is a very powerful framework to drive out the right requirements and thereby delivering the best possible product in a given time frame. This is made possible by frequent inspection and adaptation based on ongoing transparency. One of the empirical process-control-feedback loops is the Sprint ...


Want change? Have courage!

- Andy Brandt
in Community Blogfeed

The most common complaint I hear from developers is that their managers push unrealistic deadlines on them. The managers come and say something must by done by this date – and won’t take “no” for an answer. The developers then work nights to deliver on a promise they...


Yes, we do Scrum. And…

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

The Scrum Guide describes the basic rules of the game of Scrum. You can easily detect whether you are doing Scrum. It takes no more than 9 questions. If you can answer every question with a ‘Yes’, you are doing Scrum. Congratulations. We got rid of the “ScrumBut” expressions....

Tags: Scrum

Use Scrum + Continuous Delivery to build the right thing

- Peter Gfader
in Community Publications

How often do you release your product to your end users? How often do your end users see and use your product? Do you release in sync with your Sprint length, after the Sprint Review? Is the Sprint Review meeting the only valid release point? When do you plan your releases? Learn how the c...


Four Things You Need to be "Agile"

- Mark Noneman
in Community Blogfeed

Often, when working with a team new to Scrum and agile software development, I’m asked “How will we know when we’re agile?” At other times, managers will contact me, saying “We’re doing Scrum but we we’re not getting the benefits we expected.” By using...

Tags: Agility

How to Write an Agile Job Ad

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Today I came across yet another job ad for a ScrumMaster—sadly posted to an Agile online group. Here it is, in its essence. I have bolded the terms that especially jarred, but the tone of the whole thing was seriously misguided...

Tags: Management

Upgrade your Sprint Retrospective Meetings

- Richard Hundhausen
in Community Blogfeed

Tired of asking each other “how the Sprint went”? Try one of these alternate Sprint Retrospective activities to change the pace a bit...

Tags: Scrum

The reasons why distributed teams are less effective

- Daniel Racowsky
in Community Blogfeed

There is an agile myth out there: Collocated teams are at least 40% more productive than dispersed (same team on different locations) or distributed (different teams on several locations) ones. I recently did some study on that topic and found a model that very neatly explains the reasons behind the...

Tags: Teams, Agility

Transition to Agile (part 4): The relation with the Project Manager

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

I’m a couple of weeks further with the Agile transformation and wondering about my relation with some project managers in the organization. With some of them I build up a good relation and together we made good progress in starting up and manage their projects in an Agile way. But with others ...


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