Training Industry - The Value of Consistent Training
October 8, 2018
Having a common way of understanding processes, definitions and how they work together is critical to team success.
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.
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.
Moving agile beyond IT: The secret to successful software delivery
August 22, 2018
Creating an agile enterprise requires more than just implementing agile methodologies within IT. CIOs must spread the gospel to encourage participation from IT’s business colleagues.
Scrum.org Proposes New Course for Advanced Scrum Masters
August 14, 2018
Scrum.org has announced at Agile 2018, the addition of its new, advanced Scrum Master course, Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II).
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.
Information Week - Where is My Job Title in Scrum?
August 8, 2018
Traditional companies are adopting agile practices and the Scrum framework. In this article Dave West talks about what this means for existing job titles and structures.
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.
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.
How Specialized Skills Training Can Help Students Beyond Graduation
July 6, 2018
In Durham University's IMPACT Magazine there is a feature on the inclusion of Professional Scrum Master Training and Assessments in its MBA curriculum for its Technology Pathway..
InfoQ Q&A on the Book The Professional Product Owner
July 5, 2018
InfoQ interviewed Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham about the different layers of planning in agile product management, product delivery, how Nexus supports alignment between multiple teams, what it means to be a Professional Product Owner, and developing Product Owner skills.
Apex Global Joins Scrum.org Global Professional Training Network
June 27, 2018
Improving Consistency of Scrum Training, Apex Global Now Offers Premium Training from the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Community.
Don't Let Your Application Backlog Sink Your Digital Transformation
June 21, 2018
As companies proceed with their digital transformations, software becomes increasingly strategic and pervasive – which means they need more of it. Lots more.
Best Project Management Courses You can Take in 2018
June 18, 2018
In this article, Paymo highlights project management courses and also includes a section on Scrum training where the Scrum.org courses are highlighted.
The 2018 SD Times 100: 'Best in Show' in Software Development
June 1, 2018
Scrum.org was named to the SDTimes 100 Best in Show Influencers list.
Scrum.org Certification Guide: Overview and Career Paths
May 22, 2018
This article on BusinessNewsDaily.com reviews the Professional Scrum certifications provided by Scrum.org.
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.
Building a Bridge Between Scrum and Kanban: Things You Should Know
May 3, 2018
In this article on TechGenYZ, Steve Porter talks about how to build a bridge between Scrum and Kanban.
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.
Why Tech Companies Need a Code of Ethics for Software Development
April 19, 2018
In this Entrepreneur article, Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org talk about how the Scrum Values can serve as a basis for developing a code of ethics for software development.
Scrum Master Training Class shows Wichita's Maturation in Tech World
April 15, 2018
Schoonover says Smash Dev Shop partnered with Improving — a Dallas-based software and IT services firm that contracts for training, consulting, recruiting, and project services, according to its website — to bring a scrum master training course to Wichita May 8-9.
Q&A with Dave West, CEO and Product Owner at Scrum.org - Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams
March 21, 2018
In February this year, Scrum.org published the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and announced a new course - Scrum with Kanban Course, aimed at Scrum practitioners who wish to improve their processes by introducing certain Kanban concepts and elements. In this article, Vivify Scrum interviews Dave West about the new class and content.
Updates in the Nexus Guide Stress the Importance of Integration and Transparency
March 1, 2018
InfoQ interviewed Patricia Kong, Product Owner at Scrum.org, about the changes to the Nexus Guide and the benefits that organizations have got from using Nexus.
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.
Scrum.org Introduces Scrum with Kanban Course, Enabling Greater Transparency Among Development Teams
February 26, 2018
New Class Demonstrates How Scrum Can Be Complemented with Kanban Practices to Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scrum.org Releases New Updates to Nexus, the Framework for Scaling Scrum
January 17, 2018
In this DevOps.com article, they look at the announcement of the new release of the Nexus Guide, and Scaling Scrum with Nexus book.
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.
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.
Itero Group, LLC Expands to West Coast with Silicon Valley Acquisition
January 16, 2018
Itero Group to expand its Agile Innovation Practice to the West Coast with Professional Scrum Trainer Donis Marshall as they named himVice President of the Agile Innovation practice. Mr. Marshall will be responsible for expanding the West Coast operations of the organization.
So You Want To Be A Software Billionaire...Better Talk To Manuel Mendez Before You Spend A Dime
January 11, 2018
Manuel Mendez is a Boston-based tech genius who knows why most businesses struggle to create software and apps that connect with the marketplace. He learned his trade from Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, co-inventors of Scrum and original signatories of the Agile Manifesto.
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.
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.