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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Can the Scrum Team skip their Sprint Retrospective?
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Pia Maria Thoren joins John Coleman as his guest in the first episode of the Xagility™ podcast. Pia starts the episode by recalling her journey in agile and explains what fuelled the drive to write her first book: Agile People. John and Pia then embark on a deep, multifaceted, and simultaneous...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Can the Scrum Team skip their Sprint Retrospective?
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The term organizational agility is everywhere these days, but what does it really mean? Can we even define it at all? Deepen your understanding of the manifesto and why it is essential to implementing healthy agile that delivers meaningful value.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How should a Scrum Team handle spikes? Today's question asks how a Scrum Team should handle SPIKES!?!?! Todd goes for the hot-take and makes it clear that he believes that spikes are an anti-pattern and should not be used! Ryan agreed and they broke down why ...
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During this episode of the Women in Agile Podcast, host Leslie Morse is joined by Lisa Bradburn as they discuss the interplay of agile coaching and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Lisa shares her agile origin story and what led her to study Gestalt Psychotherapy.  Then they proceed to unpack the difference i...
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TL; DR: A Sprint Review without Stakeholders? There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. A Sprint Review without stakeholders may create an unhealthy bubble for the Scrum Team ...
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Stories have a powerful impact on humans. Most of us have a favorite story. This can be a book, a movie, a play, an opera, or something else. We can remember details from stories that surpass most of the facts we can otherwise keep in our mind. And yet in a professional setting we often use facts to...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Does a Scrum Team need specialists or generalists? Today's question asks if we need specialists or generalists on a Scrum Team. Ryan and Todd use a personal example from a recent medical procedure to discuss the importance of having specialists and generalist...
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If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate. They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master ...
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En enero de 2020, tuve una entrevista telefónica para un proyecto de transformación ágil con un líder de una empresa con sede en Barcelona que estaba interesado en agile coaching.
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In this joint whitepaper from Avanade and Scrum.org, we explore the key complexities of Product Ownership and ways to address them. We hope these insights will be beneficial as you use Professional Scrum and Professional Product Ownership to solve complex problems to help your clients (internal to y...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: What does a Scrum Master care about? Today's question asks what a Scrum Master truly cares about when working with a Scrum Team and the wider organization.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: How does a Scrum Team handle scope creep?
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There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone.
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In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham, walks through the different goals in Scrum and shares examples of how they are used and how to avoid challenges when using them.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Which Marvel superhero would be the best Scrum Master?
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One of the most often used skills and stances in the daily life of a Scrum Master probably is coaching. I'm talking coaching as in the definition of e.g. the Agile Coaching Institute
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This Episode of the Women in Agile Podcast is another from the “Coaching Agile Teams” Mini-Series. Our Host, Leslie Morse is joined by Lyssa Adkins and her mentor, Mike Vizdos. It is a special conversation filled with lightness, vulnerability, and true wisdom. 
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In my Professional Scrum Training and coaching sessions with teams, I am often asked about Product Backlog management tools. In this post, I'll share my thoughts on tools and 3 tips for using tools effectively in Scrum.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team?
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Who Decides the Sprint Length for A Scrum Team? Today's question asks about who decides the Sprint length for a Scrum Team.
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Have you ever noticed people keep talking about things, but they've not aligned with what their words mean? I have seen agility measured as the number of "agile teams" and the "number of training attendees" more often than I like to admit.
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TL; DR: Three Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures There are plenty of Scrum Masters failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. Learn more about three widespread examples of how Scrum Masters fail their team in ...
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4 Do-it-yourself workshops to improve how your team uses metrics and how to measure the things that really matter!
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In this blog, PST Joshua Partogi shares a technique to introduce and improve organisation agility using the Scrum Values.
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I've given the same advice to almost all of my clients -- "you need a clearer Product Backlog", "You're working really hard but you're not getting anything done", and "You need to cut scope, launch your product with a more focused scope, launch it, and then get feedback." ...
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Companies have shifted to long-term remote work and employees across many different industries are accepting that the pre-pandemic workplace will not come back. I call this "radical remote".
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: What is the difference between Scrum and Agile? Today's question asks us to ponder the difference between "Scrum" and "Agile". These words are not synonyms. Ryan and Todd explore the definitions of each word and how they are related, but not the same.
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This blog aims to shed some light on the underlying forces at play and how good goal setting with well-chosen metrics can help.
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In this discussion, Ralph Jocham, Don McGreal, and Patricia Kong discuss how to improve goals by adding specific measures to know when goals are achieved, how to seek toward goals using empiricism, and how to choose measures to help inform improvements. They will talk about Evidence-Based Management...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Help! Our Product Backlog is Out of Control!?! Today's question is all about the Product Backlog. What do you do when the Product Backlog is out of control and no one can actually understand what you're trying to build anymore? Todd and Ryan discuss ways to cu...
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In this episode of the Sustainable Xagility™ podcast with PST John Coleman, his guest is Pia-Maria Thorén of Agile People. They discuss topics related to Agile in HR and Leadership.
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This episode of the “Coaching Agile Teams” Mini-Series on the Women in Agile Podcast brings you Part 2 of a discussion on the art and science of team coaching and group facilitation. During this episode, Lyssa Adkins and our host, Leslie Morse, focus on the topic of group facilitation before wrappin...
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“I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.” - Rudyard Kipling
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Scrum’s what I got, My agile school of thought, Definitely give it a shot
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When (Patricia Kong - Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org) taught me how to combine the chocolatey-goodness of Evidence Based Management with the hazelnutty-goodness of Hypothesis Driven Delivery, I was ecstatic! "AHA!", I says to myself.
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Yes, even absolute beginners can prototype an app. And learn a lot about agile product management, Scrum, empiricism, product design, and user experience along the way.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: When does a Scrum Team create a Definition of Done? Today's question asks when the Definition of Done (DoD is created by the Scrum Team.
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In an earlier blog post on Servant Leadership, Commander’s Intent and Decentralised Command we discussed the ways in which decentralised command and decision-making has rapidly become a business essential for all.
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In this blog post, Leslie Morse talks about the Women in Agile podcast and how Scrum.org is its new sponsor. She also includes the latest podcast episode with Patricia Kong and Dave West.
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: What is the difference between a project mindset and a product mindset? Today's question is all about what's going on in our minds! What is the difference between a project mindset and a product mindset? We deep dive into each mindset and show how they are bot...
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Hi everyone! The new podcast episode is out, this time featuring Gunther Verheyen as a guest. We are talking about his 2 new latest books, neverending passion for Scrum, overcomming an illusion of agility, becoming better Scrum practitioner and humanizing the workplace. Hope you'll enjoy listening t...
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In this episode of the Women in Agile Podcast, listen in as Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org and Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org, join host Leslie Morse for a conversation on diversity, complexity, and social responsibility. They touch on some of the origins of Scrum, wh...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Can we do Scrum with a distributed (remote) Scrum Team?
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Somewhere along my journey of Scrum, that started in 2003, I started calling myself an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum. Because there is more to Scrum than ‘process’....
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It is quite common to see someone who is called a Product Owner not really have ownership over the product. This kind of Product Owner  is often lacking vision and demotivates the Developer. In this video podcast I discussed how we can help the Product Owner take ownership of the product. Enjoy fol...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Is it OK to ignore the Scrum Guide?
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In this webinar, we follow the journey of Mike Torrence - a US Military Veteran who took on the role of the Scrum Master, and his Scrum Team, as they navigated challenges that were getting in the way of creating reliable forecasts for stakeholders. Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma helps to guid...
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Les éléments associés à Scrum sont des outils, des pratiques et plus généralement des "tactiques de jeu", qui ne sont pas obligatoires en Scrum et se sont révélées utiles au fil du temps.
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