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TL; DR: Scrum Master Success — My Top-Nine Indicators How would you know that your Scrum Master is competent? What are indicators for Scrum Master success? Is the regular use of the Confluence retrospective template one of the desired signals? Or is the quest to understand contributing factors fu...
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We all have strengths and weaknesses with the preferred stances of a Scrum Master. Like many of the teams we work with, being ‘key-shaped’ comes to mind – cross-skilled and competent at many things but having a deeper knowledge of certain stances more so than others.
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Nicht nur Google, Amazon und Spotify verwenden sie, sondern auch viele andere erfolgreiche Produktorganisationen. Die Rede ist von Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
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As part of a coaching certification programme that I am on we were discussing the difference between Ethics, Values and Morals. You may think that they are the same or that there isn't much difference between the three aspects. Morals are rules set by culture/society, they have most likel...
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What are the problems or negative consequences with making decisions by committees?
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Some people love certifications, others, not so much! I am firmly in the promoter camp when it comes to certification Let’s explore the arguments for and against. I freely admit to my bias in this evaluation.
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Three simple retrospective formats based on the Liberating Structures "Conversation Cafe", "Troika Consulting", and "Discovery & Action Dialogue"
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Eine meiner Lieblingsübungen aus meinen Professional Scrum Master-Kursen ist die Frage, wie als Mitglied des mittleren Managements am besten Scrum Master Sabotage betreibt. Die Regeln der Übung sind einfach: Sie dürfen keine Form von illegalen Aktivitäten anwenden. Es kommt also nicht infrage, die A...
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Al hablar con los clientes sobre la creación de equipos Scrum de alto desemepño, las preguntas frecuentes incluyen: ¿A quién pongo en el equipo? ¿Necesito superestrellas en cada equipo? ¿Un equipo multifuncional significa que todos los miembros del equipo tienen que ser expertos en tod...
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With the rapid increase in the adoption of Scrum and other Agile frameworks over the past several years, I’m not surprised that a few misconceptions and myths about Scrum have surfaced.  While many more organizations embrace Scrum, many individual practitioners have not undertaken formal training.  ...
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Welcome to Scrum Sutra — a series where I shall share a 2-min overview of each element of Scrum and how it connects with the other elements in the bead to form Scrum Sutra. This bead is about Product Backlog.
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In this highly engaging talk at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Jimmy Janlén addresses the core element of “Agile,” it’s key to speed, innovation, and success: team autonomy. Learn more about its benefits, challenges, fears, and pains and what organizations can do to unleash it.
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3 Do-it-yourself workshops to create, use, and improve your Definition of Done
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Es war Weihnachten 2011. Wie in jedem Jahr verbrachten die Menschen die Feiertage im Kreis ihrer Familie und ihrer Liebsten und hielten diese Momente auf Fotos fest. Damit an diesen Momenten auch ihre Freunde teilhaben konnten, stellten sie die Fotos auf Facebook online.
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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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El Manifiesto Ágil aún es relevante para proyectos de precio fijo No me canso de recordar un mis capacitaciones y consultorias que el Manifiesto Ágil aun sigue siendo relevante y más vigente que nunca.
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“Carryover” is not a thing in Scrum, and I think we need to stop using that terminology. Because by giving it a special name, it gets normalized. Plus the term itself is misleading. In this post, I will talk about “carryover” really means and how to handle it.
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I made it. Over the last years, I have spent some amount of time obtaining the highest of Agile Pokemon badges: the Professional Scrum Trainer. I have to admit this is one of the best moments in my career so far.
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In this episode, Dave West interviews PST Reggie Gardner based in Utah, US about his experiences. (17:41 Minutes)
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Summer Lawrence shares perspectives on professional coaching.
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Eine meiner Lieblingsübungen aus meinen Professional Scrum Product-Owner-Kursen ist die Frage, wie als Mitglied des mittleren Managements am besten Product Owner Sabotage betreibt. Die Regeln der Übung sind einfach: Sie dürfen keine Form von illegalen Aktivitäten anwenden.
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The Product Owner is responsible for the ROI or return on investment. They represent the customer and the Product on which the scrum team is working.
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A well-refined Product Backlog is essential for high-performing Scrum Teams.  Without it, teams will likely struggle to deliver a Done increment each Sprint.  But like all things in Scrum, we must have a balance.  So, how far out should the Product Backlog go?  
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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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Scrum Values were added to Scrum Guide in 2016. Values are what makes Scrum fully uncover it's potential. These values include Courage, Focus, Commitment, Respect, and Openness.
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The 2020 Scrum Guide provides only the necessary guidelines within which teams use Scrum to deliver value. Sometimes, myths about the guidelines of the Scrum framework can result in teams adopting practices which do not add value to the Scrum Team. By exposing these myths, you can help accelerate th...
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One of my favorite exercises from my Professional Scrum Product Owner classes is how to best sabotage a Product Owner as a member of the middle management. The exercise rules are simple: You’re not allowed to use any form of illegal activity. So, outsourcing the task to a bunch of outlaws is out of ...
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Lors de mes formations officielles Scrum.org et en coaching d’équipes, on me demande souvent comment faire avec la nature centralisée des organisations. Dans cet article, je partage une alternative aux structures descendantes de nos organisations traditionnelles, les DAOs. Nous découvrirons ce qu’el...
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Scrum ayuda a resolver problemas complejos. Estos problemas son los que aparecen en un entorno de incertidumbre o de cambios. Estos cambios provocan riesgos de lograr los resultados de negocio y de producir un producto alineado a las necesidades de los clientes. En Scrum los Sprints se enfocan en...
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A collection of powerful questions & opportunities to help your team reflect, learn, and improve, continuously.
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Scrums größte Stärke ist dessen Einfachheit, welche aber auch die Quelle vieler Mythen und Fehlinterpretationen ist.
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A case study highlighting the use of Scrum in a non-software organization: The Hong Kong medical branch of a large insurance company engaged with Ken Kwan, Professional Scrum Trainer to help them with their agile transformation with a focus on using the Scrum framework to improve their business proc...
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This is a talk by Professional Scrum Trainer Nisha Patel from Agility Today 2022. The talk focuses on the Journey of a developer in an Agile Organization. The use of comic character, Spiderman enlivened the entire presentation to a fun learning experience!!! (23:32 Minutes)
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Es tentador imaginar un mundo en el que todos los proyectos a precio fijo se inicien sin plazos y continúen hasta que las partes interesadas decidan que se ha entregado suficiente valor. 
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In this special episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer moderated by Patricia Kong, as a follow up to December's Ask a PST session, PSTs Kate Hobler, Rich Hundhausen and Jesse Houwing answer questions related to Scaling Scrum using the Nexus framework. They  provide insights on scaling Scrum. Th...
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The Agile Manifesto (penned in 2001) includes four values and 12 principles that describe a new approach to complex work. Agile is an umbrella term comprising a variety of frameworks and approaches to value delivery, including Scrum.  Previously, we discussed the 12 principles included in the Agile ...
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rauchen Sie eine Scrum Zertifizierung, um gut in dem zu werden, was Sie als Scrum-Praktiker tun? Nicht unbedingt. Ich habe neun Jahre in dieser Branche gearbeitet, bevor ich mein erstes Zertifikat erwarb.
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Welcome to Scrum Sutra — a series where I shall share a 3-min overview of each element of Scrum and how it connects with the other elements in the bead to form Scrum Sutra. “Successful use of Scrum depends on people becoming proficient in living five values.” — Scrum Guide 2020 Scrum as a fram...
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Hi everyone! The new podcast episode is out, this time featuring Steve Porter as a guest. We are talking about tough but fair exams, origins of the Nexus framework, complexity behind scaling Scrum and much more. Hope you'll enjoy listening to it and find it useful. Feel free to check previous episod...
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This is a recording of "Scrum Mastery - The Journey To Growth" by Reshma (Simran) Nagrani at AgilityToday 2022 Unconference. (25:50 Minutes)
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In this video, Mark addresses the purpose of Sprint Goals and then explores the message that they are sending when it's hard to define a single Sprint Goal. This can help you ask better questions and steer your team toward higher value.
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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 Sc...
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Scrum with Kanban includes a definition of workflow, four practices, and four measures. The first practice is visualization of the workflow. The visualization of that workflow is essentially the Kanban board. 
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I learn all the time, and 2021 taught me a lot. Based on those lessons, I’d like to share an update on what organizational agility means to me in 2022. I hope you find it useful for what it does and does not mean for you.
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Produkterfolg iwird massgeblich davon beeinflusst wie glücklich die Kunden sind. Daher ist es hilfreich für den Produkterfolg Techniken wie zum Beispiel Persona, Value Proposition Canvas oder User Story Mapping zu nutzen.
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TL; DR: Is a Scrum Certification a Sound Investment Advice? Do you need a Scrum certification to become good at what you do? Not really. It took me nine years after I started working in this industry to get my first certificate. What are the benefits then of having a Scrum certification? Well,...
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"Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems."1 Scrum Teams generate value by creating and delivering Done Increments.
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Misconceptions about Refinement—the process of adding detail, order and size to individual Product Backlog items can be highly detrimental to a team's ability to deliver value to the business frequently. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common myths about Refinement in Scrum.
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma takes viewers through a quick overview of the Scrum Framework providing an understanding of the Events, Artifacts and Scrum Team along with some background on Scrum theory itself. (4:10 Minutes)
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Am eigenen Leib hatte ich bereits erfahren, wie unvorhersehbar die Entwicklung von Software sein kann. Stundengenaue Vorhersagen, wie lange die Umsetzung einer User Story dauern wird, kann deshalb niemand geben. Davon wegzukommen, indem die Arbeit relativ geschätzt und die Größe als Anzahl von Story...
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