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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.
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Skunkworks in a Batcave

December 18, 2017
In this LiveMint article, Bigtree Entertainment’s CEO Ashish Hemrajani talks about how he has evolved his organization, improved communication and created an environment where people want to work.
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Stand up to Daily Scrum

December 1, 2017
Nice review of the 2017 release of the Scrum Guide and especially why it is called a Daily Scrum and how the Daily Scrum is intended to focus on the Sprint Goal.
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Business Radio: The New Scrum Guide and Many Uses of Scrum

November 10, 2017
Tune to 6:24 of this radio broadcast to hear Scrum.org Vice President of Marketing, Eric Naiburg talk about the 2017 Scrum Guide update, how Scrum can be used beyond just software development and his view on the future of Scrum. Note that the show is in Dutch other than this part.
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Scrum co-creators update Scrum Guide

November 9, 2017
This article from ITWeb discusses how Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland have made updates to the Scrum Guide, to promote flexibility and clarity within the Scrum framework.
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The Scrum Guide gets more clarity

November 7, 2017
Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland are making new updates to The Scrum Guide to promote flexibility and clarity within the Scrum framework. The updated guide will now clear up common Scrum miscommunications about the framework, and provide a better understanding of Scrum inspection and adaptation.
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The Creators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, Update the Scrum Guide

November 7, 2017
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 that Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland have made updates to the Scrum Guide, the body of knowledge of Scrum. These are the first updates to the Scrum Guide since July 2016.
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The next thing in Scrum certifications comes to Israel!

October 31, 2017
Two consultants from AgileSparks have recently been awarded the highest accreditation by Scrum.org, founded by Ken Schwaber (Scrum inventor) - Professional Scrum Trainer. Starting this month, AgilSparks will begin to transfer official certification courses from Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner to Israel and around the world. Erez Thatcher , CEO of AgileSparks, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to bring to Israel the highest quality certifications in the Scrum market."
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Balancing Certification and Training

October 12, 2017
In this Training Industry magazine article, Scrum.org Vice President of Marketing, Eric Naiburg talks about the balancing act required when looking at the value of certification when tied to training, why you need to evaluate your options and why having a test that follows training for certification can be valuable.  
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Scrum turns 21 and it is not done yet

October 3, 2017
If you ask Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum you will get an interesting perspective. “Scrum has been more successful than I could have ever imagined, but I am still disappointed with most Scrum implementations.’’ This disconnect between the success of adoption with how it is being adopted was described in my keynote jointly presented with Ken at Scrum Day London.
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Distributed agile teams: 8 hacks that make them work

July 12, 2017
Many organizations find themselves faced with the challenge of making distributed agile work. Mergers and market consolidation, geographic expansion, and offshoring have made multi-site development the norm rather than the exception. Companies with sites in competitive labor markets can find distributed team members as an alternative when they can’t recruit locally.
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What is that agile certification really worth?

July 7, 2017
Any agile certification that doesn't require candidates to have some kind of hands-on, practical training or testing is detrimental, not just for the candidates, but for organizations that hire them and for the software development field in general, says Dave West, product owner at Scrum.org, which provides professional assessments, training in scrum and agile principles and certifications.
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Everything You Need to Know About Scrum

July 5, 2017
Scrum is an overall approach to problem solving that avoids strict specifics versus a rigid, step-by-step set of instructions, according to Eric Naiburg, Vice President of Marketing at Scrum.org. Because teams, people, and projects change and evolve over time, “ having a single way to do something just doesn’t enable growth,” Naiburg says. Simply put: Scrum is the opposite of a to-do list—instead, it’s a way of approaching group projects with flexibility.
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Everything You Need to Know About Scrum

June 29, 2017
In this article, the author gives a brief overview of Scrum and what it contains.  Although he may have deviated slightly from the Scrum Guide, he insights are helpful to learn from and read. You can also learn more about Scrum in our What is Scrum section of this website.
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Scrum + DevOps = ScrumOps

May 11, 2017
This article in ADT Magazine (Application Development Trends) looks at Scrum and DevOps and how they fit well together based off of the keynote from DevOps Connect presented by Scrum.org CEO Dave West and DevOps Institute CEO Jayne Groll.