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How to Build a Sustainable Agile Culture

October 4, 2018
Agile efforts face a number of common challenges which, if disregarded, can derail your efforts and reduce any intended benefits. Organizations can improve their agile efforts by focusing on five common challenges. This CMSWire article by Eric Naiburg explores these challenges.
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Scaling Scrum is Just Scrum

September 7, 2018
One of the hottest questions these days, whether online or in the boardroom, is “How does the organization become more ‘agile’?” As the discussion evolves, it leads to, “How do we scale agility from one team to multiple, or should we?
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A look at the Nexus framework

September 6, 2018
Nexus, created by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber and his Scrum.org team, extends Scrum to guide multiple Scrum teams on how they need to work together to deliver working software in every Sprint. Eric Naiburg explores the Nexus framework in this article.
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SDTimes - Agile 2018 Recap

August 9, 2018
Scrum.org announced the Professional Scrum Master II training course at the conference, its newest and more advanced Scrum Master Course. The 2-day course is designed for Scrum Master with at least a year of experience and the understanding how of to use Scrum for value, quality, productivity and user satisfaction.
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Scrum.org Launches Professional Scrum Master II Training Course

August 6, 2018
Boston/San Diego – August 6, 2018 – Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced at Agile 2018, the addition of its new, advanced Scrum Master course, Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II). PSM II is a 2-day course intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience, during which time they have had the opportunity to learn how to use Scrum to increase value, quality, productivity and user satisfaction.
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Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls in Your Software Projects

July 23, 2018
Waterfall has been the dominant development practice for as long as we have been building things. It is a process where work is divided into large sequential steps. The process typically flows in one direction, which is forward, thus the term Waterfall. This article talks about how Scrum and Agile can be a better approach to completing Software projects.
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5 Misconceptions CIOs Have About Agile

May 9, 2018
By now, CIOs should be aware of the many benefits of the agile methodology. But there's a few persistent misconceptions that could be getting in the way of even greater outcomes. In this article in CIO, Dave West comments on the most common misconceptions he sees organizations falling prey to when it comes to agile practices.
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Interview with Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

April 23, 2018
In this interview on ProjectManagement.com's Scrumptious Blog, Dave West, talks about where Scrum is heading, how it applies to non-software domains, and how to overcome management resistance to the use of Scrum in the organization.
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How to Scale Agile: Simple Ideas for a Complex Problem

February 28, 2018
Most organizations want to improve their agility to be more responsive to customer and market changes. They want to build on the success they have had with scrum at the team level and apply it across the whole organization. And while they might like to be more like Apple, Netflix or Airbnb, their challenge is that, unlike Silicon Valley startups and tech giants, they are not starting from a clean slate. Instead, they are trying to change from a traditional, process-centric, hierarchical organization into something else.
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Q&A with Ken Schwaber

February 26, 2018
With Scrum being by far the most influential and pervasive framework for delivering Agile projects, I thought it might be interesting to find out why Scrum has been so successful, any challenges it may face when scaling, and how it might evolve in the future. To investigate these topics further, who better to ask than the co-founder of Scrum itself.
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Can Agile and DevOps Get Along?

February 23, 2018
There is a common misconception that Agile and DevOps cannot work together, which does a disservice to everyone in the software development and delivery field. In fact, both approaches can significantly add to the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection and adaption to better enable product teams to develop, deliver and sustain complex products.
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10 Ways to Improve IT Performance (Without Killing Morale)

February 21, 2018
Pushing harder isn't necessarily the pathway to achieving stellar results. From monitoring for burnout to leveraging the latest management techniques, here’s how to keep your IT team humming. In this article in CIO, Dave West provides his commentary on improving IT performance without jeopardizing morale.
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Scaling Agile with Agility: A Focus on Teams

February 5, 2018
Expanding a successful department-level agile initiative across an enterprise requires an agile project approach of its own. Agile delivery has hit a tipping point, with the majority of IT organizations finding some level of agile success. For these organizations, the next logical step is to scale this success into an "enterprise adoption", taking the value they are getting from a single team and replicating it.
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Improving the Adoption of Agile

January 18, 2018
InfoQ interviewed Dave West about the adoption of agile and applying Scrum Studio, what the industry can do to increase the understanding of agile approaches and what the industry should stop doing, and what the future will bring for agile.
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Scrum.org reveals new updates to the Nexus Guide

January 17, 2018
In this SD Times article, they look at how Scrum.org is announcing new updates to the Nexus Guide, the body of knowledge for using its Nexus framework to scale Scrum. The new updates focusing on adding clarification as well as asserting the importance of transparency at scale.
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Scrum.org Releases New Updates to Nexus, the Framework for Scaling Scrum

January 17, 2018
Scrum.org, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced that it has made updates to the Nexus Guide, the body of knowledge for using its Nexus framework to scale Scrum. The Nexus Guide was initially released in August 2015.
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10 top digital transformation trends for 2018

January 8, 2018
In the year 2018, how will companies use development processes, business practices, IT infrastructure, and technologies like artificial intelligence and IoT to help drive digital transformation? While many organizations are starting down the path, sometimes with an eye to improving the user experience (UX), progress levels, types of initiatives, and specific implementations vary a lot from one industry to another and even between individual companies. That’s the general consensus of opinion among a variety of informed observers.
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Itero Group, LLC announces Miller as Vice President of Agile Innovation

January 5, 2018
Todd Miller comes to Itero Group, LLC as an experienced Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach, and Developer. In his most recent roles, Todd trained and coached enterprises and teams across the United States on the Scrum framework, enterprise agile transformation, and professional software development. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org.