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When is a Scrum Team successful? Which criteria do you use to determine if a Scrum Team is doing a great job? From my point of view a Scrum Team is doing a great job if they deliver an increment with the highest valued features, with the best possible quality and they continuously strive for improv...
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The Scrum Guide talks about coaching as a part of the Scrum Master role.  First, let's define what coaching is.  You can find many definitions, and here is how I describe coaching.
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Over the last weeks I've been working on a paper about the role of a Business Analysts within Large Scale Scrum, and I thought I'd write a little post on it too, here it goes. On the website of the IIBA you can find their definition of a Business Analyst. a liaison among stakeholders in order ...
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The blog post covers 8 preferred stances of a Scrum Master and common misunderstandings.
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In this video as part of Scrum 2017 in The Netherlands, Scrum.org founder and co-creator of Scrum, Ken Schwaber is present for the first time via hologram to talk about how Agile delivery helps drive innovation and efficiency. Ken speaks to and takes questions from the audience.
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I've recently been involved with several Scrum Teams that are struggling to have the right level of detail in their Product Backlog items. Some symptoms: difficulty during Sprint Planning sessions, a massive or very small Product Backlog, or a lack of understanding during a Sprint. All of the teams ...
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The Scrum Values are easy to remember, but it can be difficult to understand what they mean, how to apply them, and how to recognize them in teams and individuals. These values are essential to maximize the benefits of Scrum. In this article, we look at how courage is essential in solving complex pr...
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As I get older, I'm turning into one of those annoying nostalgic-types who reminisces too much. Things were better back in the day, son. We had standards see, and there was less of this "dumbing-down". Yip.
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Podcast
In this podcast, recorded at the Agile New Zealand conference in November 2016, Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to David West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org, about the history of Scrum, the importance of empiricism and improving the profession of software delivery.
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Having ‘agile expertise’ is in high demand these days – it seems everywhere I turn there are companies and recruiters looking for agile experts. Agile knowledge is important, but the expertise of being an effective change agent is even more important.
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As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer, Ravi Verma discusses what why making small bets over time is much less risky than one large bet. He addresses the economic costs of a Scrum Team and why breaking work into smaller Sprints can help reduce the risk of money and time...
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As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer, Charles Bradley discusses ways that a Product Owner can spread their knowledge across multiple Scrum Teams. He looks at a few techniques and refinement activities.
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As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer, Chuck Suscheck discusses his thoughts on vertically slicing architecture with an analogy on human anatomy.
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Dave West, Product Owner & CEO for scrum.org discusses his road towards becoming a Product Owner (which includes a well known three letter acronym), we go in to the three most important things a Product Owner should master.
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The Scrum Values are easy to remember, but it can be difficult to understand what they mean, how to apply them, and how to recognize them in teams and individuals. These values are essential to maximize the benefits of Scrum.  In this post, we see how openness is crucial when we are dealing with co...
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The Scrum Values are easy to remember, but it can be difficult to understand what they mean, how to apply them, and how to recognize them in teams and individuals. These values are essential to maximize the benefits of Scrum.  In this post, we look at how focus is essential in order to get anything...
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Case Study
The IT group within Terminales Portuarios Peruanos, a leading port and storage operations facility, depends on and develops software for its internal operations processes. It was working to align business objectives to development and improve time to market for delivering software, which traditional...
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"Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance" - Bennett Cerf Acceptance Criteria: The conditions under which a piece of work may be held to be complete and fit for potential release. Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD): A development approach in which acceptance crit...
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In this article I'll describe two topics that I've used as a tailor made Product Owner self-assessment. One is about Roman Pichler's Product Management framework. The other concerns the acronym DRIVEN which is described in Geoff Watts new book "Product Mastery - From Good to Great Product Ownership"...
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In this blog post I've shared my experiences using the Team Radar as a Retrospective format.
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As an agile coach, I find that organizations often have a narrow and constrained view of where agility ought to be practiced.
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As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy discusses her view on the Scrum Value of Courage and how she has seen those practicing Scrum use Courage for success.  
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Do you want to work in an ecstatic state, losing track of time, doing meaningful work? Here’s how using Scrum helps!
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If someone asked you “what is the role of the Project Management Office in an agile organization”, what would you say to them?
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A review of the Scrum Guide section in the Sprint Backlog to consider and debunk the myth that the Sprint Backlog is a fixed Commitment by the Development Team.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org talks about why he and Jeff Sutherland along with a few others started to use the techniques that are known as Scrum today. He looks at some of those early years of trial and error and learn...
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org discusses some experiences in the early days of Scrum as he worked with Fidelity and General Electric on their Agile journeys.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org discusses some experiences in the early days of Scrum as he was introducing it to Motorola. He looks at how they adapted and some struggles.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum discusses how he hit the road, traveling around the world in the early days of Agile to educate and enable those wanting to adopt it.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum discusses the popularity of Scrum and why he doesn't deserve the credit for making it popular. He believes that it is all of those who use it successfully who deserve that credit.
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Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, original member of the group who signed the Agile Manifesto in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about why they created the Agile Alliance.
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In this video, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and original member of the group signing the Agile Manifesto discusses how it came about.
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Blog Post
I was talking to a company that is implementing the Spotify model and needed some help. They wanted to know the difference between LeSS and their Spotify model. We first discussed what LeSS is. I told them that LeSS is an organisational design that optimises for shortest lead time, flexibility and l...
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As part of the on-going Scrum Myths series at Scrum.org, here are three myths related to people skills. When I say people skills, I mean topics like emotional intelligence, emotional IQ, and person-to-person interactions. Myth #1: Scrum must be "huggy / feely" Word on the street is that Scrum...
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In this introductory-level article we look at the mechanics of a Sprint, and at how team members are expected to collaborate in order to produce a release-quality increment. The first day: Sprint Planning The whole team, including the Product Owner, meet on the first day of the Sprint and cond...
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Webcast
Download the slides from the ScrumPulse #22 Webcast, Management 3.0 & Scrum
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Webcast
Have you ever wondered what managers do in Scrum? Or maybe you have heard about Management 3.0 and wondered how it can help Agile Leaders. Interested in becoming a next generation Agile Leader who inspires Agile Teams to master the complexity of Software Delivery? If you answered yes to any of these...
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A Scrum myth that I have encountered: Not finishing all Sprint Backlog Items in a Sprint is perceived as a failure. I have seen organizations go as far as implementing performance indicators around Sprint Backlog completion percentage (yikes!).
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The Scrum roles connect with the three drivers of motivation: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Discover how.
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This myth is my favorite. There are three challenges with this myth. First, it misses the point of Scrum. Second, it sets teams up for failure. Third, it's impossible to prove.
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Per a January 20th, 2017 article by Daniel Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions and Careers at LinkedIn, the role of Scrum Master is in high demand. It’s ranked number 10 on his list of most promising jobs of 2017. #10. Scrum Master Median Base Salary: $100,000 Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (...
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Let’s start with a question. When is the Sprint Planning over? Usually, the first answer that comes to mind is “when the time-box expires”. It is a good answer. However, Sprint Planning is a maximal time-box. We can end the Sprint Planning earlier, can’t we? Yes, when we are done with planning, we c...
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about when he realized that Scrum was really growing with a tale from a run in on a bike path.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about Scrum.org.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about how Scrum is used to control risk.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about the start of Scrum and Agile, why they were needed and why they are still relevant today.
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“What is a good speed to drive?”. The answer depends on a lot of things like: where do you drive (in a residential area, on a highway), are there speed limits, what are the weather conditions, etc. But more importantly, since when is driving at a particular speed a goal? Getting to a certain locatio...
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Your team has been trained and coached to deliver new chunks of software in a short time frame. Those using Scrum will be able to deliver in a Sprint. Those using Kanban will deliver as soon as their small feature is done. You’ve learned alternative ways of estimating which don’t include time as a m...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks the question:  Have you ever been screwed by an unethical, unprofessional service provider? Watch this episode to learn how I was treated by one of my service providers and if you are brave enough to take on my Agilato Challenge!
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“I added a Refactoring Story for the next Cleanup Sprint” This is an interesting statement. Let's see how often the alarm bell rang in your head. I mean how many smells you can find in that statement... Before you scroll down to read my answers, please count to 10 and try to find 3 issues. ...
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