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Scrum Deutschland

The date for the largest Scrum Community Event in North Rhine-Westphalia has been fixed! On 17 November 2017, under the motto "From good to great", all interested agilists from Germany meet in the heart of NRW - in Düsseldorf. This year, the Scrum Germany Event also includes the topics of the DvOn Summits, which will make it the largest trade event in NRW ever made! We are looking forward to exciting and interesting lectures with the focus on Scaling, Product Ownership and War Stories held by renowned personalities from the German and international Scrum community. Make sure you get your ticket at the right time in order to be present at this unique event!

Scrum and Kanban: Make your teams better by busting common myths

August 30, 2017
The webinar covers the following: - How to improve your Sprint forecasting using common Kanban metrics. - How to improve your Kanban team’s kaizen with Scrum’s events, roles and artifacts. - How combining the Kanban practices with the Scrum Framework will enhance the collaboration across your teams.

Self Organizing Teams - Part 2

August 24, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer John Davis takes on part 2 of a discussion started by Simon Bourk where he digs deep into what it means to be a self organizing team including 3 areas of focus. 7:11 Minutes

How To Ensure That Scrum Teams Launch Successfully

August 24, 2017
Most of the Agile transformations I have witnessed have started like this: First, a company raises a strategic initiative on so-called Agile implementation. A large budget is allocated and a tender is arranged to purchase Agile coaching services from companies on the market. Then employees are trained, and the pilot teams start working. However, they immediately stall, because there is lots of tension between them and an old cultural landscape.

Scrum Day Denmark

Get your tickets for this one-of-a-kind free conference on the water! This conference cruise where you can learn with world-class Agile experts is not to be missed!

Self Organizing Teams - Part 1

August 23, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Simon Bourk talks about how we have evolved from Taylorism way of thinking of focusing on incentives to Self Organization where teams make decisions on how they should work, inspect that work and adapt to improve their way of working.  This is the first part of a 2 part series. 3.24 Minutes

Agile Cincy Conference

Sharonville, OH
The annual AgileCincy Conference is tailored to business professionals looking for actionable learnings. Speakers and break-out sessions cover baseline topics like storyboarding and working with Agile principles, core topics like retrospectives and backlog management, and progressive topics like Agile Fluency and OpenSpace Agility.

BACON 2017

Columbus, OH
The Ohio chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis is putting on an exciting conference with 4 different full-day sessions to bring your career to a new level.

How to Succeed With Zombie-Scrum?

August 10, 2017
This blog post will focus on how to get started and succeed with Zombie-Scrum. What do you really need to have in place? What are the tips & tricks to give your Zombie-Scrum implementation a kick-start? How to make it sustainable? This article will offer you some nice recommendations.

Tulsa Agile Practitioners: Scaling Professional Scrum

Tulsa, OK
This Month on TAP: Scaling Professional Scrum. Richard Hundhausen is the guest speaker, and will introduce Nexus, the exoskeleton of Scrum for scaled initiatives involving multiple teams. Bring your most challenging Scrum development and scaling questions and get them answered.


Join one of the world's top 10 Agile conferences in Warsaw, and network with Scrum and Agile experts worldwide. Alistair Cockburn, Esther Derby, Donald Reinertsen and Dave Snowden will be keynoting this year.

The Empirical Product Owner

August 2, 2017
Agile practices rely on empiricism for the best solution to emerge. But what is ‘empiricism,’ anyway? And how does that affect the development of the optimum product? In this session, Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Noneman looks at what it takes to be a Product Owner who practices empiricism. 
Case Study

Intralinks Case Study: Scrum Reboot This Time With The Values

August 2, 2017
In their first attempt at attaining agility, Intralinks took a well-intentioned “mechanical” implementation of Scrum - done in good faith and with lots of hard work - but failed to deliver against their goal of greater agility. So, they took on a “Scrum Reboot” and succeeded by augmenting the mechanics of Scrum with the fundamental idea of inspection and adaptation and the Scrum Values of Courage, Focus, Openness, Respect and Commitment.

Escaping the Velocity Trap

July 28, 2017
I was speaking at a conference recently, and during the Q&A an audience member asked a question that I hear a lot: what should an Agile organization measure, and where should they start? My answer: start by measuring customer outcomes.

Agile Camp Northwest

Beaverton, OR
Agilists from across the Pacific Northwest will converge at the Nike World Headquarters for a career changing day.

Scrum Day India

Scrum Day is coming to India! This year's theme is "The next iteration." Leading experts will present lectures in three tracks: Scrum, Scaled Agile, and DevOps.

Agile Leadership Day

In the future, companies will no longer be able to distinguish between IT and business. This event provides an opportunity for leaders of modern companies to network and learn how to bring more agility and flexibility into their organizations.

Scrum and Money: Getting Funding with Scrum

July 20, 2017
Are you ready to get your Scrum effort underway, but your company won't fund it until you have a detailed business plan outlining the exact results and all the people, resources and other needs it will take to get them?  
Case Study

Security Software Product Company Uses Nexus Framework

July 13, 2017
In 2016, a leading security products company adopted Scrum to support teams working in complex product development, in order to make the organization more adaptive and able to react faster to change. It began with one Scrum Team of IT developers focused on mobile applications.
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14 Stances of Highly Effective Product Owners

July 12, 2017
The role of the Scrum Product Owner is probably the most misunderstood of the three Scrum Roles. As I look back at the different incarnations and interpretations I have seen of Product Ownership, I thought it was time to articulate the different stances I thought an Effective and Professional Scrum Product Owner might consider.

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.

A Scrum primer for Kanban teams

July 12, 2017
Several of us in the Kanban and Scrum community got together recently to build a bridge between Scrum and Kanban. We are writing a series of blog posts looking at this bridge from different perspectives. In this post, we present a primer on the Scrum Framework from a Kanban perspective.

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.