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Doing the Right Thing "Well"

June 1, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Jacob Creech gives some great examples of the difference between doing the right thing and doing it well, using the cell phone industry.  This is why the principles of Inspect and Adapt in Scrum are so critical.  As the market evolves over time, you must be able to understand how that impacts your product and adapt your vision over time to those changes. 3:44 Minutes
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Management Dynamics Inside and Outside of the Team

June 1, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Paul Kuijten describes how managers, Scrum Masters and others have responsibilities inside the Scrum Team and outside to other management, executives and stakeholders of many kinds.  Paul addresses the balance required to ride the line between the team and outsiders, some guidance to understand the different dynamics and needs in order to create a good working situation.  3:49 Minutes
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The Importance of Professionalism

June 1, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Martin Hinshelwood raises some concerns when it comes to professionalism in the delivery of software and what you might look for to improve that professionalism at the team and organizational levels.    4:48 Minutes
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Many Personalities of a Scrum Master

May 31, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Krystian Kaczor talks about how a Scrum Master must take on many personalities when working with their Scrum Teams and a few examples of the types of personalities they may take on. Those personalities may also evolve over time with the team as the team learns to become more independent. 5:18 Minutes
Webcast

Scrum and DevOps: Making of a 21st Century Product Delivery Organization

May 30, 2017
If you believe the hype that all you need to do to become a next generation agile IT organization is adopt Scrum and DevOps. Scrum to empower your teams and provide a lightweight framework for getting work done, and DevOps to provide the automation, systems thinking and lean practices to deliver and support the work. But for many IT organizations most their” work” does not seem to easily fit together in a unified approach.   On the other hand, you need to come together as an organization to understand what users need, build and deploy those systems, manage them over time and keep improving.  
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Scrum and Continuous Delivery

May 26, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Martin Hinshelwood talks about why DevOps and Continuous Delivery fit nicely with Scrum as complimentary practices and techniques. 3:17 Minutes
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4 Rules for Scaling Scrum

May 26, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Kate Terlecka discusses the 4 things you need to consider when looking to Scale Scrum. 3:39 Minutes

Definición de Terminado (Done)

May 26, 2017
Muchas veces sucede que la comunicación no es clara cuando se quiere definir que es terminado. Por ejemplo, cuándo un usuario especifica que requiere un reporte con cuatro columnas y que la última columna tenga un total parece algo sencillo.
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Planning in Scrum

May 22, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman demonstrates that planning in Scrum is important and does occur despite the myth that many have heard that agile does not use plans.  Stephanie discusses the several events where planning takes place and how they play a part in Scrum and your development activities.  5:29 Minutes
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PMI Houston 2017 Conference & Expo

Houston, TX
PMI Houston is one of the largest PMI chapters in the world, with over 4,000 members from all industries, including Engineering and Construction, Industrial, Information Systems, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Education, Telecommunications, Government, Marketing and Advertising, and Service / Support sectors.
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CAPEX and OPEX with Scrum

May 19, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky discusses the impact of Capital Expenses and Operational Expenses when transitioning from Waterfall to Scrum.  Rich provides some advice, things to look out for and an overall explanation of the different methods.  This discussion is hosted by fellow trainer Ravi Verma.  12:38 Minutes
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It's Important to be on the Same Page

May 19, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into part 2 of a conversation about overcoming blocked agile adoptions. Professional Scrum Trainers,  Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Robert Pieper, Chad Beier and Stacy Martin talk about why it is important to have the entire organization on board, how to get them aligned and some techniques they have used.  2:45 Minutes
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Unblocking Agile Change

May 18, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into part of a conversation with Professional Scrum Trainers,  Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Robert Pieper, Chad Beier and Stacy Martin as they discuss some of their experience in dealing with stalled agile change within organizations, reasons that it has occurred and ways to overcome the challenges to get it moving again.  8:28 Minutes
Webcast

What is Your Daily DOSE for Creating Happy and Engaging Teams?

May 16, 2017
We would all agree that “happy teams create happy results”, but the big piece to the puzzle is how to create those happy and engaged teams…  In this edition of Scrum Pulse, Professional Scrum Trainer Nagesh Sharma discusses the psychological aspects of the human brain connects the dots with Scrum. A Scrum Master can be helped by better understanding the chemical makeup of the human brain to create more happy and engaged teams by leveraging the Scrum framework and embracing Servant leadership.

The Scrum Master Stances - 2nd Edition

May 14, 2017
The previous weeks I've taken some time to re-write the white paper "The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master". Given my sessions at Scrum Day London, Scrum Day Warsaw and Scrum Day Europe I wanted to offer the participants a paper with my latest insights and lessons learned. In this blog post I'll share the changes in this 2nd edition. I hope you enjoy the result!
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The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

May 12, 2017
This white paper contains Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem's personal experiences acting as a Scrum Master and the 8 stances he's documented with an in-depth perspective: The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader, Facilitator, Coach, Manager, Mentor, Teacher, Impediment Remover, and Change Agent.
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The future in our hands

May 12, 2017
Recently I had the opportunity to give a guest lecture about "Agile Essentials" at a University of Applied Science. These students, the lecturer told me beforehand, would only be partly interested and engaged. Therefore I prepared for the worst... 
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Scrum Day Europe

Amsterdam
FROM GOOD TO GREAT. As Agilists we all share a passion for the definition of awesome. We’re constantly looking for ways to continuously improve customers experiences, intensify business-IT alignment, help improve the mechanics of scrum teams, and last but not least, rigorously improve the way we operate ourselves.
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DevOn Summit

Dusseldorf
In order to survive in a constantly changing environment in which your customer’s wishes pile up at a rapid pace, high quality software is an absolute must. Attend this conference, and add more value with your teams by getting software capabilities to a higher level.
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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.
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How Do We Know the Product Definition Is Working

May 10, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into the third part of a conversation with Professional Scrum Trainers, Ravi Verma, Chad Beier, Charles Bradley and Victor Oliveira  as they discuss what it means to be a product. In this video, they look the definition of a product and how the definition could impact stakeholders. 8:07 minutes

Scrum Master! Are You a Connector?

May 4, 2017
In one of my previous blog articles, I wrote about the Scrum Master journey through the different levels of influence to achieve greatness. In this blog, we will explore the number one skill I believe is needed for a Scrum Master (servant leader) to be effective in order to create change and impact a Scrum team and organization.
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Scrum, Nexus and the Spotify Model

May 3, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ian Mitchell takes a look at the Nexus Framework, the Spotify Model and Scrum.  He compares, contrasts and discusses ways to scale Scrum
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Two Dimensions of Agile at Scale

May 2, 2017
Many organizations have achieved sufficient success at the single team level with Agile approaches like Scrum that they want to bring Agile to their entire enterprise.
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Scrum in Government

April 28, 2017
There is generally no bigger organization that government and with government comes politics and hierarchy, yet most government agencies around the world are attempting to become “more agile”. To achieve the goal of agility, many agencies are adopting Scrum, but with self-organization and servant leadership being somewhat new to the world of government, how does that work? 
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How Scrum Enables Business Agility

April 28, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman discusses the role that Scrum plays in creating higher levels of business agility. She takes a look at the ability to deliver value with a continuous feedback loop to ensure that the organization doesn't go too far before learning and adapting. 3:39 minutes
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What a Product Owner Should Be

April 24, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham discusses what the role of a Product Owner looks like, traits that they should have and those that may get in the way.
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Agile San Diego: Scaling Professional Scrum

San Diego, CA
Richard Hundhausen delivers a talk on Scaling Professional Scrum and how Nexus can mitigate the challenges caused by multiple Development Teams cooperating on the delivery of a software product.