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The Value Of The Scrum.org PSM III & PSPO III Certifications

April 1, 2022
To date, less than 1500 people have passed the Scrum.org PSM III or PSPO III assessments and gained the associated certifications. This has always struck me as a low number. The post will explore why that might be, why the number should not be so low and why you might want to consider gaining one of these advanced certifications.
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Four types of Product Owners and how to deal with them

March 28, 2022
Recently I had an epiphany, realising that most of my writing has been for Product Owners and how to they should interact with the environment, but what about how to interact with Product Owners? What are some characteristics and traits you may encounter as a stakeholder, manager or leader of a Product Owner.
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The Order of Events in Scrum Matters

March 21, 2022
Teams that change the framework are not using Scrum and are missing out on some of its benefits.  The Scrum framework consists of 5 events, 3 accountabilities, 3 artifacts and five values.  Today, we will talk about the order of the events in Scrum. 
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[Podcast] Scrum Master Career Paths

March 20, 2022
What's up awesome people? I hope you are well and keeping safe. I have been asked many times recently about the career paths for Scrum Master. I personally think Scrum Master should not be a job title. But what does that mean to Scrum Master career path if Scrum Master is not a job title ... I think it creates lots of doors of possibilities. In today's podcast episode I share four possibilities for Scrum Master career paths. Hopefully it also inspire those of you in the Human Resources or People Operations department to redesign not only career paths for Scrum Master but also career path at your company in general. Enjoy the podcast and have a great week ahead folks.
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An Introduction to Professional Scrum from International Project Management Day 2021

March 15, 2022
In this session, Eric Naiburg, Chief Operating Officer for Scrum.org, provides an overview of the Scrum framework. He’ll discuss how Scrum enables agility, and how an empirical process can empower teams that use it. You’ll learn about the empirical process in Scrum where decisions are made based on observation and experimentation rather than on detailed upfront planning.  We will apply this learning using facts and real-world examples.
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Scrum.org Events for International Women's Day

March 10, 2022
The theme of International Women's Day this year is Break the Bias. This theme calls on individuals to speak up against bias, stereotypes and discrimination. In Scrum, diversity is important for teams to thrive. Different perspectives, cultures, genders, races and backgrounds all add tremendous value in helping people and teams solve complex problems. During the week of March 8, which is International Women's Day, Scrum.org is hosting a series of events to celebrate and provide opportunities to connect with women in the Agile community.
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How Scrum can help “Break the Bias” - Special edition Scrum Pulse for International Women's Day

March 8, 2022
The theme of International Women's Day this year is Break the Bias. This theme calls on individuals to speak up against bias, stereotypes and discrimination. In Scrum, diversity is important for teams to thrive. Different perspectives, cultures, genders, races and backgrounds all add tremendous value in helping people and teams solve complex problems. In this discussion moderated by Patricia Kong, Professional Scrum Trainers Glaudia Califano, Reshma (Simran) Nagrani and Mica Syjuco breakdown what resonates with them regarding this theme of “Break the Bias” and then discuss how Scrum can help alleviate bias in their work as women in the Agile community and also in their personal lives.
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Pausing Training and Certifications in Russia

March 3, 2022
We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of this violence. Over the past few days we have been working together with members of our community to decide on a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our intent is to stop the flow of economic transactions moving in and out of Russia.
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Learning System & Scrum

February 28, 2022
A learning model is a must to build a learning organization/team. Identifying and creating learning loops and cycles within the learning model is extremely important. In this article, I would like to share a learning model that I applied to the teams, helping them learn and develop.
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An Unexpected Career Journey

February 23, 2022
The role of leader is undergoing a seismic shift in our modern world. Career experiences have caused many of us to reconsider what leadership means. Leaders as gardeners is something worth considering.
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Are DAOs the Future of Agile Organizations?

February 14, 2022
In my Professional Scrum Training and coaching sessions with teams, I’m often asked about how to navigate organizations’ centralized planification. In this article, I'll share an alternative to traditional organizations’ top-down structures - DAOs. We will discover what they are, how they support Scrum teams to better achieve their goals, and why this is a game changer.
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How the 12 principles in the Agile Manifesto work in real life

February 9, 2022
The Scrum framework comes with its own guardrails and values, but it is worth taking a moment to consider the base upon which Scrum is founded by examining the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto.  The Agile Manifesto includes four values and 12 principles that describe a better way to approach complex work.  In this article, we will discuss each of the 12 principles and what they mean in the real world.
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The Scrum Values and the Real World

February 3, 2022
The 2020 Scrum Guide includes five values that are important to every successful implementation of Scrum.  These values are courage, commitment, focus, openness and respect. These values don’t get much attention, but the longer I practice Scrum and coach teams, the more important I find them.  This article will outline each value and provide examples of how they play out in the real world.