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How to Manage Unplanned Work During the Sprint

December 11, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Hiren Doshi discusses a model to assess and control unplanned work that may come up during a Sprint and reviewing its impact during the Sprint Review. 3:12 Minutes

A Quick Look Inside the Professional Scrum Developer Classroom

December 11, 2017
This short video provides a look into what happens during the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course. You can see the class in action as they break into Scrum Teams, deliver working software and go through the different Scrum Events. Course stewards and Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Thomas Schissler, Peter Goetz and Richard Hundhausen host this video. 2:02 Minutes


Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Hear Professional Scrum Trainers: Steve Porter, Yuval Yeret and Evelien Roos as they discuss how Scrum helps lean organizations and much more.

Shift & Share with Scrum

December 8, 2017
Use "Shift & Share and Caravan" as facilitation pattern in Scrum for Sprint Reviews, brainstorms and involving stakeholders. Spread novel ideas across groups of any size with "Shift & Share" and rapidly receive feedback with "Caravan".

Scrum Day London

London is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world and a financial capital at the centre of the World Financial market. London is also home to a vast number of companies using Agile practices and the Scrum framework. This event provides a unique opportunity where individuals and organizations gather together to share their stories and network as a community. Scrum is all about people. Our speakers have volunteered to share their story to help others achieve success with their Scrum & Agile journey.
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Scrum and Hypothesis Driven Development

December 4, 2017
And after reading Jeff Gothelf’s and Josh Seiden’s book “Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously”, I realized that the world is full of complex problems. This got me thinking about the relationship between Scrum and modern organizations as they pivot toward becoming able to ‘sense and respond’. So, I decided to ask Jeff Gothelf… Here is a condensed version of our conversation.

Stand up to Daily Scrum

December 1, 2017
Nice review of the 2017 release of the Scrum Guide and especially why it is called a Daily Scrum and how the Daily Scrum is intended to focus on the Sprint Goal.

What’s Driving Your Need For Agility?

November 28, 2017
I have created a little exercise that I like to use to help focus the on things we can change, or at least situations to seek out or avoid, to help focus change efforts. The essence of it is summarized in a picture. I call this the agile affinity model, and the dimensions the key drivers of empiricism.

How Following the Scrum Values Helps Improve Morale

November 28, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer John Gillespie discusses his experience working with a Scrum Team that was having morale issues. By helping them to learn and adopt the Scrum Values the team saw significant improvements in overall morale and their ability to deliver. 2:40 Minutes

Myth 6: The Product Owner is a Proxy for Stakeholders

November 28, 2017
In this post, we'll bust the myth that the Product Owner is a proxy for stakeholders. The bottom-line is that Scrum Teams become significantly less Agile when only the Product Owner communicates with stakeholders. Instead of framing the Product Owner as a proxy, we instead prefer to explain the Product Owner as the person responsible for including stakeholders in the conversation.

Increasing Team Capacity

November 22, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Lucas Smith discusses ways that organizations and managers have looked to increase team capacity with a view of what may work and what may not. 4:39 Minutes

How I Use Scrum To Run My Business

November 21, 2017
At a recent course, one of my students asked me to share what Scrum “looked like” for me at This post is my response to that question. This describes my current process which has evolved via inspection and adaptation over 5 years.