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A Story About Misunderstood Requirements

July 30, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Chris Lukassen is joined by Intergamma's Scrum Master Jochen Hendriks to discuss how misinterpreted requirements can provide the completely wrong solution for the users, yet sound as if it was exactly what they wanted.  They will use a real-world example of how users wanted one thing and the development team delivered what they interpreted, but not what was desired.  Their solution includes getting the Development Team closer to the customer.  
Video

There is No "Sign Off" in Scrum

July 30, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Daniel Ziegler discusses the Sprint Review and how the Product Owner works with stakeholders and the Development Team on managing and reviewing requirements, Product Backlog Items and their completion. He describes how there is no official "sign off" and the importance of the Definition of "Done" in defining what it means to completed Product Backlog Items.

Earning 265.000 USD A Year

July 29, 2018
This info is about Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer, who facilitated social media management. Ok, how do I know? In fact you, like everyone else, can see the salaries of around 75 people, who are Buffer's employees including its CEO from the link (you can find at the references section) shared by Buffer.
News

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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Slaying Technical Debt

July 20, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Todd Miller discusses the concept of Technical Debt and ideas on how to work to remove it. He looks at different concepts and why removal over time is important to the long-term viability of a product.

Leading High Performing Teams

July 16, 2018
Throughout my career I have helped many leaders adapt their style to one that better supports teams reach a high-performing state. Across a wide range of different industries the patterns of high-performing teams, and how leaders help shape them, have some striking consistencies.

Managing risk

July 11, 2018
Often I hear people say that Scrum does not take care of risk: there is no risk log, risk is not on the agenda of the Sprint Review or Retrospective as a standard agenda-item. The Development Teams need to be accountable for the quality of the product and how it's made. That's a risk right there! If there is not one person accountable for quality, being on time, within budget, building the right thing... How is risk managed in Scrum?
Blog Post

Self organising teams at The Times

July 10, 2018
The Times News were on a journey to re-platform their system. While working diligently behind feature flags, using elements of Scrum, it wasn’t clear to the stakeholders the value being delivered and how well the teams were progressing towards their end goal.

Business Agility

July 5, 2018
Agility is the ability of an organization to adapt to new conditions and to change its direction. The modern service-based format of the production-based economy of the previous century renders the competence of companies to change even stronger than before.

ATDD, BDD, TDD … What’s in a name?

June 27, 2018
Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) are Agile Practices that are complementary to the Scrum framework. Both are focused on improving the quality of the software product under development. That said, they approach building valuable software from different perspectives.

Simplifying Scrum

June 21, 2018
From my go-to barbecue chicken to practicing Scrum, I have tried adding many different ingredients over the years. Is there a point when too many ingredients get in the way of the original recipe?  Would the Scrum framework in your world of work be more optimal with less of them?
Webcast

Scrum + HR: Elevating Your Initiatives and the Profession

June 13, 2018
​During this webinar we explore where HR teams can elevate their initiatives and the profession by understanding the shift in working practices in an agile organization ​as well as harnessing the power of Scrum to deliver more frequent value to their most valuable of customers - the organizations they serve.

Scrum and projects

June 10, 2018
I need to get something off my chest. It's a personal thing, so don't mind me. But maybe it will get you thinking also. It's been on my mind for quite some time. Troublesome sometimes.... Here it goes.
Video

Deliver on Cadence, Release on Demand

June 7, 2018
In this video Richard Hundhausen, Professional Scrum Trainer talks about software delivery as a team, living the Scrum values, and using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to plan and execute the work.