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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.

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.

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.

The Creators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, Update the Scrum Guide

November 7, 2017, 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.

The next thing in Scrum certifications comes to Israel!

October 31, 2017
Two consultants from AgileSparks have recently been awarded the highest accreditation by, 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."

Balancing Certification and Training

October 12, 2017
In this Training Industry magazine article, 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.  

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.

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.

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, which provides professional assessments, training in scrum and agile principles and certifications.

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 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.

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.

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 CEO Dave West and DevOps Institute CEO Jayne Groll.

Building a Bridge from Agile to DevOps, Partners with the DevOps Institute

April 4, 2017, which is dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery, and the DevOps Institute, which is dedicated to fostering a community around emerging practices in Continuous Delivery and DevOps, today announced an alliance that seeks to build a bridge from agile to DevOps. It will include scrum teams, agile practices and DevOps. I think this partnership could have huge implications for both the Agile/Scrum and DevOps communities.

Teams and the Way They Work

March 18, 2017
As soon as the job gets large enough, we need more than one person. People are great, however each person is unique, with a different skillset, knowledge base, history, value system and wants and needs.

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master: Part I

February 6, 2017
Professional Scrum Master Barry Overeem writes part 1 of this 8 part series:  A Scrum Master is a servant leader focused on the needs of the team and customers, with a goal of achieving results in line with the company's values, principles, and objectives.

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.