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January 13, 2017 - Press Release - Ken Schwaber Recognized By Boston Business Journal With Lifetime Achievement Award

Ken Schwaber was honored at the publication’s Innovation All-Stars Awards Gala

 
January 11, 2017 - CIO Magazine - Should software developers have a code of ethics? 
Scrum.org CEO is quoted throughout this CIO Magazine article on the need for a code of ethics.  
 
December 16, 2016 - DevOpsSummit Journal - Scrum at 21 with Ken Schwaber 
In this article, Ken discusses the history of Scrum, how they worked to get things started and a look ahead. 
 
December 15, 2016 - Management Issues - The agile dilemma:  mindset or method?
This article points back to some of Ken Schwaber's work in moving Agile and Scrum forward.
 
December 8, 2016 - AgileNEXT - Podcast:  Agile and the Agile Ecosystem
In this episode of AgileNEXT, Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org joins Daniel Gullo and Stephen Forte and talks about Agile and the Agile Ecosystem.
 
December 7, 2016 - CIO - How Lean IT impacts business outcomes 
In this article on Lean IT, Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org talks about how adaptability is the common thread driving change today.
 
November 30, 2016 - SearchSoftwareQuality - Why we all need to take a deep breath
Hear why author Valerie Silverthorne says that Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org is the perfect person to talk with when you feel the sky is falling. 
 
November 21, 2016 - Boston Business Journal - Meet the 2017 BBJ Innovation All-Stars 
Scrum.org founder and co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber named as a BBJ Innovation All-Star Lifetime Achievement Honoree.
 
November 15, 2016 - Press Release - Scrum.org Launches Global Professional Training Network 
Improving consistency of Scrum training around the world by connecting training companies with premium training from the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) community. 
 
November 9, 2016 - DZone - 4 Reasons Your Agile Implementation Isn't Working 
Agile implementations may be disappointing due to failure to limit risk, long lead times, consistent cost-overruns, and the fact that no one knows why you do what you do. 
 
November 6, 2016 - DZone - 11 Ideas to Spice Up Your Retrospective 
Are people not really challenging each other in your Retrospectives?  Are the burning issues not discussed?  Learn how to turn that around.
 
November 3, 2016 - DZone - A Code of Ethics for Software
Why does the software industry act differently from many other industries where a code of ethics isn't required to act "professionally"?  Read more to learn how some of our PSTs think this should change.
 
October 18, 2016 - DZone - Week of Celebration as Scrum Turns 21

Birthdays are a great time for reflecting on the past and looking to the future.  So, what is coming up on the horizon for Scrum?


October 18, 2016 - Press Release - Scrum.org Adds New Designated Training Facility to Headquarters in Time to Celebrate 21st Anniversary of Scrum

Large office expansion enables organization dedicated to helping improve the profession of software delivery to accommodate larger numbers of students in its Professional Scrum training courses

 
October 16, 2016 - DZone - A Lightweight Scrum Master Assessment
The article contains my PST Barry Overeem's experiences as a Scrum Master and includes my most important findings while researching the 8 different stances by studying books, articles, and videos.
 
October 10, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Hey Coach! Square Peg 

In this edition of Hey Coach, PST Philippe Sauve looks at teams and the complex environment around us. This time we shall discuss the not-too-controversial topic of keeping track of work.

 
September 23, 2016 - DevOps.com - Demystifying Scrum for the Ops Crowd
Scrum.org CEO, Dave West takes a look at how Scrum can be used in the DevOps world, addresses often heard concerns that they conflict and gives guidance on how to overcome those concerns.
 
August 17, 2016 - Press Release - Industry Veteran Kurt Bittner Joins Scrum.org as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions

Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced that Kurt Bittner, a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, has joined the company as vice president of enterprise solutions. In this role, Kurt is responsible for enterprise-level professional software delivery initiatives... 

 
 August 16, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Beyond Scaling Agile:  Going Back to the Basics
Scrum.org PSTs Louis-Philippe Carignan and Francois Desrosiers take a look at how it has now been 15 years since the Agile manifesto has come to life. The first decade of Agile showed a strong adoption of engineering practices and Scrum, demonstrating Agile was a viable approach at the team level to deliver business value. 
 
August 15, 2016 - DZone -  What Connects You to Scrum?
Scrum.org PST Barry Overeem provides an overview about how on July 7th the Scrum community gathered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) for the 5th edition of Scrum Day Europe. This year's theme was ‘the next iteration’. Therefore we looked back to see what Scrum brought us the last 20 years but also looked forward into the future of Scrum. Naturally, the evaluation was done via a retrospective. The goal was to generate insights and define improvements for the Scrum framework from the Scrum community. Every participant contributed and provided input; thereby it proved to be a true community event! 
 

August 2, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Scrum.org Announces Significant Updates to Its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification 

The editor of AppDeveloper Magazine takes a look at the latest announcement from Scrum.org and gives his thoughts on what it means to the development community. 
 
July 28, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - How Do I Build an Agile Organization - Part 3
In his final article of this 3 part series, Ken Schwaber discusses the levels of certification and justification for having multiple levels.  Ken looks back at history and ahead to what changes are required. 
 
July 27, 2016 - Press Release - Scrum.org Unveils Restructure of its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification Products Adding Additional Level 
Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced in Atlanta at Agile 2016 that it now it now offers a comprehensive series of Professional Scrum Master certification assessments with fundamental, advanced and distinguished levels. 
 
July 26, 2016 - SD Times - Agile 2016: Scrum is not done yet, and neither are you
SD Times reporter summarizes the Dave West's presentation "The Future of Scrum" from Agile 2016.  She writes about Dave's thoughts on Scrum, now that it is turning 21 and what has gotten us there.   
 
July 25, 2016 - DZone - Common Mistakes When Scaling Scrum 
Professional Scrum Trainer, Cesario Ramos introduces Scrum onto a small-scale, 3-person team is relatively simple compared to introducing the benefits to a broader organization.
 
July 11, 2016 - InformationWeek - The Scrum Guide Gets An Update 
Scrum.org Product Owner, Dave West is interviewed in this article about the Scrum Guide updates, what it means to the Agile community to add the Scrum Values to the Guide and why it is important not to make too many changes to the Guide at this time. 
 
July 11, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Tips for Scaling Retrospectives
Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky provides a look at ways that he has successfully scaled retrospectives and tips on how you can do the same. 
 
July 9, 2016 - InfoQ - Latest Edition  of the Scrum Guide Now Available 
In this InfoQ interview, Ken Schwaber discusses the changes to the Scrum Guide and why they are so important to software development and the impact of the changes.   
 
July 7, 2016 - eWeek - Scrum Creators Deliver New Version of The Scrum Guide
Longtime eWeek  author Darryl Taft follows the discussion from the launch of the new version of the Scrum Guide with additional comments from Scrum.org founder and Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber on why the changes are important.
 
July 6, 2016 - Press Release - Scrum Co-Creators Unveil New Version of The Scrum Guide

Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, and Scrum Inc., the world’s premier Scrum training and consulting provider, today announced Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland’s updates to The Scrum Guide, a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.

 
July 3, 2016 - This Agile Life - Scrum (You Can't Reason with an Methodologist) - 111 
In this Podcast, Scrum.org CEO and Product Owner Dave West talks about the history of Scrum, future of Scrum and how Scrum.org differs from the rest. 
 
June 29, 2016 - VentureFizz - 7 Ways Boston's Startuppers Get More S#*! Done 
Scrum.org CEO and Product Owner Dave West discusses how he finds times on airplanes to get aways from the noise of the daily routine and accomplish knocking off Backlog Items in peace.   
 
June 29, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Using the Right Agile Tool for the Job 
Professional Scrum Trainer, Mark Noneman provides his thoughts on what to look for when deciding on your Agile framework.  In this article, Mark takes a brief look at several frameworks with guidance on how to choose the right one.
 
June 23, 2016 - AgileNext Podcast - Richard Hundhausen Interviewed 
In this episode of AgileNext, Professional Scrum Trainer Richard Hundhausen discusses examples of where he has seen Agile and Scrum succeed and fail.  Richard also goes into details about Scaling Scrum with Nexus. 
 
June 23, 2016 - FCW The Business of Federal Technology - Government Projects are Not Agile Enough
In this article by Scrum.org CEO and Product Owner Dave West, he discusses why for the majority of government projects, agile is still a dream, and waterfall methodology continues to be used, with large amounts of process governance and control. And why that should change with some tips on how.
 
June 21, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine - Hey Coach! My Kind of Commitment
In this next addition of Hey Coach from Phillippe Sauve, he discusses how to work with a Scrum Team to get commitment and what the impact is across the organization.  
 
June 17, 2016 - RyanRipley.com Podcast Series - Interview with Dave West on the Future of Scrum
In this podcast, Ryan Ripley and Dave West (Scrum.org Product Owner and CEO) got together at the Path to Agility Conference to discuss the future of Scrum.  Dave and Ryan discussed what’s in store for Scrum in the future, how scaling plays a role in shaping the future vision of Scrum, and what Scrum.org is doing to help teams learn how to deliver “done” increments of software.
 
June 14, 2016 - Stopping Bad Scrum Podcast - Ken Schwaber Interviewed by on Chaos Tuesday

Ken Schwaber provides his thoughts on comparing bad agile versus good agile.  He considers velocity versus value.  He talks about managing agile teams. 

 
June 7, 2016 - CIO Magazine - How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros
For IT organizations hungry for talent, agile is key to helping attract and retain the next generation of engineers and developers, because the principles of the methodology dovetail with millennials' intrinsic motivation.  Read more from Sharon Florentine on why this is happening and get some of Scrum.org CEO and Product Owner Dave West's thoughts on the subject.

May 9, 2016 - Lean and Agile Middle East - Interview with Dave West
In this interview, Dave West, Product Owner for Scrum.org talks about the history of Scrum as it has turned 21 years old, why Scrum has been successful and a small look into the future of Scrum.
 
May 4, 2016 - MSDN Channel 9 - Interview with Gunther Verheyen
Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Gunther Verheyen talks about the history of Scrum and how to successfully apply Scrum in an organization.

 

May 4, 2016 - Press Release, Scrum.org Continues to Help Avanade Build Its Worldwide Agile Capabilities
Seattle and Boston - Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software development, has announced that it has renewed its Partnership in Principle agreement with Avanade, the leading provider of innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences, to help them continue to develop, validate and improve their agile capability...
 
May 3, 2016 - AppMasters, How to use Scrum in your business with Dave West
In this podcast interview, Dave West, Scrum.org Product Owner discusses how he met Ken Schwaber, how he has used Scrum in projects and a little insight into his personal life.  
 
April 25, 2016 - CIO Magazine, 3 Misconceptions CIOs Have About Agile 
 "There's a misconception that agile and scrum is going to be simple … but it's not easy. The principles and the tenets of the agile manifesto are straightforward and easy to understand, but difficult to integrate. It has to be a complete mindset shift in the way an entire organization, from the bottom to top, from executives to the entry-level developers, approach their careers, their jobs and their roles," says Dave West, product owner, Scrum.org.
 
April 15, 2016 - InfoQ, Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team
According to the Scrum Guide, Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value. It's a tool organizations can use to increase their agility...
 
April 14, 2016 - Venture Fizz, [Driven] Ken Schwaber, Founding Father of Agile, on the journey to Scrum
The road to agile was a long one for Greater Boston-based Ken Schwaber, founder of Scrum.org and one of the founding fathers of the Agile Software Development Manifesto. In the 1990s, Schwaber bucked traditional approaches to software development, instead pioneering a more progressive approach that revolutionized the industry...
 
April 11, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine, About Self-Organizing Teams
Answers to questions from a budding Scrum Master who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager: "In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team..."
 
April 5, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine, How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 2
How can I find qualified Scrum help?  "The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Certification (learn from here) from Scrum.org is one of the most valuable agile certification in the market.  The greater the depth and extent of knowledge needed to earn a certificate, the greater its value.  By this measure, the PSM assessment...
 
March 3, 2016 - AppDeveloper Magazine, How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 1
This is the first in a three part article series on how to build an Agile organization.   The first article discusses: "What is Scrum certification? Can you count on it as meaningful in selecting people?" - CIOs need to embrace Agile development as quickly as possible.  Agile has the capability to transform IT-business relationships as well as have a positive...
 
August 26, 2015 - AgileConnection, Product Owner, Product Manager or Project Owner?

In this article, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Charles Suscheck discusses the role of Product Owner and if you really want to get the benefit of Scrum, you have to make the mind shift to product ownership, not project management or project ownership. The product owner role is often thought of as being a requirements specifier, when in fact a good product owner is a value maximizer, and a great product owner is a product maximizer. 

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