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Scrum Successes and Failures in 2016

January 7, 2017
This year Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem was in the lucky circumstance to be part of some awesome (Scrum) teams. It certainly wasn’t all “Scrum by the book” but he learned a tremendous amount of lessons and generated lots of values insights. As always, some things turned out to be a success, other things failed miserably.
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Jira: A Necessary Evil?

December 26, 2016
The first rule of Agile is to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. So, why do I, an Agile Coach who takes his profession seriously, support using Jira?
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A Code of Ethics for Software

November 3, 2016
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.
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Hey Coach! Square Peg

October 10, 2016
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.
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Industry Veteran Kurt Bittner Joins Scrum.org as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions

August 17, 2016
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.
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What Connects You to Scrum?

August 15, 2016
Scrum.org PST Barry Overeem discusses 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’.
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Scrum.org Unveils New PSM Levels

July 27, 2016
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.
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Tips for Scaling Retrospectives

July 11, 2016
In this AppDeveloper Magazine article, 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. 
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Government Projects are Not Agile Enough

June 23, 2016
In this Federal Computer Week (FCW) 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. 
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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

April 15, 2016
In this InfoQ article, Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem discusses how 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.
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About Self-Organizing Teams

April 11, 2016
In this AppDeveloper Magazine article, Professional Scrum Trainer Clementino De Mendonca discusses answers to questions from a budding Scrum Master who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager...