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With the new normal, I have been delivering all of my Professional Scrum classes and consulting online. I have tried many tools from Zoom and Webex to Miro and Word. The combination that I have found gives the most security, flexibility, and features are Microsoft Teams with Mural. Both Virtu...
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Product Ownership is hard enough when your dedicated development team is around the corner from you. So how can you be as effective when your whole team is distributed? This practical session will cover a bunch of tools and techniques you can use as a remote Product Owner to continue communicating v...
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TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Ryan Ripley Today’s guest is Ryan Ripley. Ryan is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org. He hosts the Agile for Humans podcast and most recently co-wrote Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions for Common Scrum Problems with Todd Mill...
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For many years, many of us have had strong opinions about the importance of having teams that are co-located.
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Would like a tool that delivers better product and customer outcomes and actually pays for itself? Read on.
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If you were in my class, you probably remember the exercise, where participants list roles, artifacts and events in Scrum.
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With the change in business model in the current crisis, many training organizations have had to do the unthinkable and move to Live Virtual training options. Existing wisdom was that training online, just as running teams virtually would be a disaster and reduce the student's experience. ...
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At many customers I visit, I see a lot of effort being put into classification and managing bugs.
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Something very close to my heart is helping folks understand the origin of the practices that are commonly used in management today. I feel that only with an understanding of history can we figure out how to change the future. I often talk about this in my classes and help folks see why things are t...
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One of the most asked question in my PSPO class is "What is the difference between Product Manager and Product Owner?", "Who has higher authority than the other?". There are many blogs, articles and youtube videos on the internet that compares Product Manager and Product Owner.
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Experiments, practices, and strategies that help Scrum Masters prove their value to the organization.
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Improving the way teams work and what is being delivered requires conversations with management and stakeholders. Driving these conversations requires data based on measurements in order to put a plan for change in place and garner ways to know if your plan is working. This includes strong visualiz...
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"Scrum and Organizational Design in practice" is my contribution to Gunther Verheyen book "97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know" published by O'Reilly Media and resumes my latest experience as Scrum Practitioner on how to make a company's transformation implicit rather than explicit. ...
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TL; DR: Remote Agile Transitions We are used to saying the Scrum is a perfect probe for organizations, as it will reliably discover all dysfunctionalities. Since the pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely, this unique capability has been kicked into overdrive regarding remote agile trans...
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First of all, I'd like to note that models and terms I am using and discuss are not mine. They come from training and coaching sessions belonging to Vroemen from Teamchange. The connection I make to Scrum is my interpretation. 
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There are many books and articles written differentiating between machines and people. An organization is a group of people.
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Un gran Product Owner tiene que estar enfocado en producir experiencias e impactos sorprendentes en los clientes a la vez que soporta el cambio de la organización hacia la agilidad con un enfoque de producto brindando el soporte necesario para que el equipo de desarrollo pueda optimizar el trabajo q...
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How to make sure that the definition of Done is used properly at a sprint planning session? Continue reading ...
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Le Daily Scrum est majoritairement incompris. Vu comme une réunion d'avancement, il est en réalité un levier à l'auto-gestion des équipes. Il n'a rien à voir avec un point d'avancement, re-découvrons-le…
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Несмотря на то, что глобально адаптация Скрам в настоящее время составляет 75% (источник: 14-й доклад о состоянии Agile-2020), многим по-прежнему трудно понять профессию Скрам Мастера.
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A few years ago, I became a Product Owner. But not in the traditional ways most do.
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The contradiction and tension between the empirical process of Scrum and the often-used efficiency mindset.
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Podcast
Lots of discussion about Taylorism. It's not as evil as people seem to think. When the work was simpler a process to optimize efficiency and find best practices make sense. However as the work got more complex and our management styles didn't keep up then dysfunction started. The transition from ...
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The Scrum Master tactics series are a series of articles in which I write about and explore contemporary techniques that will aid you in your journey as a Scrum Master. The tactics explained stem from my personal experience as a Scrum Master which I accumulated over the years in working with many di...
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Last week, 30-plus participants in the 23rd Hands-on Agile meetup had a virtual strategy session where they explored Liberating Structures’ Critical Uncertainties microstructure. They identified robust and hedging strategies for Scrum Masters and agile coaches regarding the challenges of remote work...
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Even though the global Scrum adoption is now at 75% (source: 14th State of Agile report 2020), the Scrum Master profession is still difficult to grasp for many. I have encountered and still encounter many organizations struggling with understanding the role of the Scrum Master. These misunderstan...
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In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations. I want to share my discoveries via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum.
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I've learned and experienced that most symptoms can be traced back to not adhering to the Scrum Roles. Let's have a closer look at the Scrum Master role.
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How do we run a virtual open space event or BarCamp with a large number of participants? Principally, we could use break-out rooms for organizing the sessions.
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In our professional world of software development, it is very common someone asking “What is this Agile?”
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I was once told that we have one mouth and two ears and that we should use them in those proportions. Now, those who know me will know that I struggle with that....
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Case Study
After many years of relative stability, the company found itself struggling with sudden and huge changes in their market. In no more than a few years, competition increased tremendously along with the emergence of new technologies. Having been a dominant player for several decades, the company f...
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Piyush Rahate provides examples of why a Sprint may be canceled, ways to avoid canceling a Sprint and what might happen if the decision to cancel is made. (4:05 Minutes)
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses several ways that Scrum Team members can transition to trusted advisors of the organization. Ravi describes places to get more information about the business, suggestion on how to communicate with stakeholders and how to lev...
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Adam Michalczyk and Andrzej Zińczuk look at one of the stances that a Scrum Master plays, the teacher. They discuss types of teachers and ways that Scrum Masters can teach the Scrum Teams that they are working with. (3:44 Minutes)
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A lot of people are trying to do agile without being agile. But what does that mean and why should you care?
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Scrum is all about self-organizing. But what does that mean? And more specifically, how can Liberating Structures support that? In this post, we reflect on Liberating Structures from the perspective of self-organization.
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The concept I describe below is tested, proven, and modeled after my virtual Professional Scrum training classes.
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Scrum Teams are always dealing with complex problems, unpredictability, and change.
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The fact is, Scrum and DevOps works well together.
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Many scrum teams use a metric called velocity as their primary metric. Velocity is commonly defined as the number of story points you finish over time, usually measured by sprints. Measured from sprint to sprint, it becomes a sort of gauge of success. If it stays the same or goes up, that’s great. I...
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As the name “Test First” suggests, you write a test first before the actual code and keep them running all the time. Well, maybe not the second part explicitly. Yet what if I said to you that it actually means more than that?
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In this story, I describe and debrief a difficult moment I experienced as a coach. In addition to this writeup being my personal reflection, it might serve as a source of learning for you.
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With the new normal, online training has exploded, but potential students are confused about what makes a great online training course and the results seem hit and miss.
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Here is a list of 8 Questions for Scrum Masters to improve the effectiveness of Sprint Reviews
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Webcast
From the previous webinar in January 2020, ‘Answering those hard questions about coaching in Scrum’, we received powerful questions and feedback from to continue the dialogue on Scrum and coaching. In this follow up webinar, we will bring these questions back to the discussion table. In the first we...
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Shu-Ha-Ri has been a frequent topic within Agile communities for years to capture the essence, the progress of the journey we embark on as we grow and learn better ways of working.
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TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem Today we welcome Christiaan Verwijs & Barry Overeem. Christiaan and Barry are both Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) with Scrum.org, dedicated early adopters of Liberating Structures, and co-authors of ...
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A physical build monitor - like a light that turns red when a build fails - is a great way to get fast feedback. Its also a fun & educational activity for Development Teams, as it gives them a product of their own they can apply their craft to. And it encourages a Developer Culture.
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La realidad actual nos ha llevado a acelerar muchas decisiones. A veces esas decisiones no son las más deseadas. En estos 2 meses se han visto cosas que no lo asumíamos que eran posibles. Y aún mejor hay muchas más por llegar.
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