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Recently I came across a post by Mike Cohn “Incentives and Deterrents for Starting Daily Scrum on Time”, on Linkedin (originally posted here:). I read it once, then once again, since I thought I misunderstood the overall message. But looks like I read it right. I know many teams that use some...
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Watch Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as they discuss the changes to The Scrum Guide, why they have made these changes, and why the Scrum Values are so critical to success.
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Today Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum delivered a webinar on their latest update to the Scrum Guide.  The update was a simple one, adding the 5 values of Scrum to the Guide.
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The purpose of Scrum is to create a potentially shippable Increment by the end of a Sprint. This is so important that people now use many terms to describe this Scrum artifact. Working. Releasable. Done. Done done. However, many teams struggle to produce a done Increment. Without working soft...
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In my last post, I explained the pattern of the evolution of the Product Owner. This blog is about the evolution pattern of a Scrum Master. Do you want to know more about what it takes to be a good Scrum Master? Would you like to know how to grow in your role? Then you should probably keep read...
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Case Study
Professional Scrum Trainer Ahmet Akdag looks at his experiences working with one of the largest GSM operators in Middle East and East Europe region. With over 2000 employees, they provide innovative value added services to over 8 million customers and how Scrum helped.
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Case Study
Telecommunication industry in Turkey is highly competitive and it emphasizes Time to Market (T2M) pressure. Therefore, inside the Vodafone TR IT, Agile transformation has started to shorten T2M and enhance quality in order to be able to provide competitive advantage to the business. Under this visio...
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Whitepaper
Professional Scrum Trainer Gunther Verheyen describes Evidence-Based Management and how to apply it to software organizations. He investigates how Scrum employs empiricism, systematic inspection and adaptation, to deal with the unpredictability typical to software development. The empirical process...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Cesario Ramos discusses his client Thales and how their Strategic vision of "Working together for a safer world" was achieved.
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Whitepaper
Professional Scrum Trainer Cesario Ramos discusses that although Scaling Scrum & Agile have become a very popular topic over the last ten years we are still getting started and addresses ways of doing so.
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As described in this paper by Professional Scrum Trainer Gunther Verheyen, the ‘Scaled Professional Scrum’ framework, Nexus builds on the corner stones of Scrum, i.e. bottom-up knowledge creation, self-organization, empiricism. It is a foundational framework upon which a systematic, emergent, manage...
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The Nexus framework was created by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of the Scrum framework, and was released by his organization, Scrum.org, along with a body of knowledge, the Nexus Guide, in 2015. This paper written by Professional Scrum Trainer Simon Bourk and Scrum.org Product Owner for Enterprise Solu...
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Webcast
Martin Hinshelwood discusses why tools don't solve problems, but they can help reduce the friction of Scaling Professional Scrum.
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Poster
Scrum is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex software projects. The Scrum Framework poster provides a graphical view of how Scrum is implemented at a team level within an organization. The Framework is based off of The Scrum Guide which Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and...
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In this episode of AgileNext, Professional Scrum Trainer Richard Hundhausen discusses examples of where he has seen Agile and Scrum succeed and fail. Richard also goes into details about Scaling Scrum with Nexus.
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What is a good Product Owner and am I the right person to fill in this role? If you have ever struggled with this question, you should probably keep reading. The advantage of being a trainer and a consultant at the same time is that you get the chance to meet a lot of Product Owners. I hear the ...
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In this podcast, Ryan Ripley and Dave West, Scrum.org CEO got together at the Path to Agility Conference to discuss the future of Scrum.
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In this podcast, Ken Schwaber provides his thoughts on comparing bad agile versus good agile. He considers velocity versus value. He talks about managing agile teams.
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Interview after the 3 day training with 3 students, asking them 3 questions: 1. "Why did you take this class?" 2. "What was your personal highlight of the class?" 3. "What will you do differently on Monday?" My final quote *should* say: "Only tests let you sleep like a baby at night" Peter ...
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Working with a range of people, it is interesting to observe how many are aiming to “Do Scrum” or “Get Agile”. The issue with this thinking is that people are focusing on the transport, not the destination.
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I'm sure you've heard of Waterfall, ever heard of Water-Scrum-Fall? Ever heard someone in a product development group tell you “they use a hybrid-agile approach”? There’s a million ways people continue using a traditional, phase gated, software development lifecycle approach and marry it with an agi...
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When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail! Huh? I don’t know; it’s something my father always said. I think he meant that if you don’t have the right tool for the job, you’ll use the tool you have. And if it’s the wrong tool, the job will suffer. Agile frameworks are too...
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As we approach the mid-year point in our jobs, I often find that knowledge workplaces have a tendency to slow down a bit and lose some steam - even the ones that leverage Scrum. Early-year milestones have been met (sometimes at an unsustainable pace), Teams are in 'recovery mode', and forecasts for ...
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Scrum.org, the home of scrum, and Pragmatic Marketing, the leader in product management and marketing, discuss how to resolve the tension and avoid getting into a cage fight between the two roles.
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In this interview, Dave West, CEO for Scrum.org talks about the history of Scrum as it has turned 21 years old, why Scrum has been successful and a small look into the future of Scrum.
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Fifteen crucial responsibilities of an entrepreneurial Product owner. Maximize value & Optimizer, The Product Vision, Value, and Validation, Return of Investment, Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership, Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration, Business Agility.
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Podcast
In this MSDN Channel 9 interview, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Gunther Verheyen talks about the history of Scrum and how to successfully apply Scrum in an organization.
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In this AppMasters podcast interview, Dave West, Scrum.org CEO discusses how he met Ken Schwaber, how he has used Scrum in projects and a little insight into his personal life.  
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The 3 Scrum Roles are: The Product Owner The Scrum Master The Development team The various levels of services in the Scrum roles are: Scrum Master serves the Development Team Development Team serves the Product...
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At a recent course, one of my attendees talked about his use of a "to delete" status for items in his Product Backlog. Where items had been in his Product Backlog for more than 3 months he tagged them as "to delete". He would then review this sub list with stakeholders as part of the ongoing Product...
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In this talk, PST Ralph Jocham introduces your to The Core Protocols.
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Blog Post
The role of a Scrum Master is one of many stances and diversity. A great Scrum Master is aware of them and knows when and how to apply them, depending on situation and context. Everything with the purpose of helping people understand the spirit of Scrum and hereby apply the Scrum framework better.
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Over the past 10 years I have worked with many organisations and helped them to use Scrum to create innovative and sometimes market leading Products. I have seen a lot of Scrum during this time, much of it done well, but some of it done badly. Here are the 5 common anti patterns that I see with team...
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Scaling Scrum. Agile at Scale. Enterprise Everything. Everyone is using the Scaled Agile Framework SAFe. Scaling, Scaling, Scaling. If you’re working in product development, you’ve probably had a few conversations on this topic. It seems to be all the rage right now. In this blog post I hope to len...
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The most common question I am asked at my courses is - what makes a good Scrum Master? I always answer this question with a story from my own experience working with Scrum Masters (good and bad) over the years. The 2 best Scrum Masters I ever had the pleasure of working with had a lot in common. ...
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The role of a Scrum Master is one of many stances and diversity. A great Scrum Master is aware of them and knows when and how to apply them, depending on situation and context. Everything with the purpose of helping people understand and apply the Scrum framework better.
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In the past few months I've been working with a company whose products are most hardware, circuit boards, and firmware. There is some software, but it's "less than 10% of the cost and time required to release new product." So the purpose in bringing me in was speed up the hardware side of things, an...
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How to facilitate a Product Backlog Refinement meeting? What do you do as a Scrum Master to keep the item under refinement on track? When do you estimate and what do you do when you need more time for discussion? In this third post of this series on Product Backlog refinement you will find some good...
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The most common question I am asked at my courses is - what makes a good Scrum Master? I always answer this question with a story from my own experience working with Scrum Masters (good and bad) over the years. The 2 best Scrum Masters I ever had the pleasure of working with had a lot in common. ...
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Last week I participated in a Product Owner course facilitated by Gunther Verheyen. What triggered me was the part where we discussed the difference between having a project- or product focus. I've seen many organizations, Scrum Teams and especially Product Owners struggle with finding the balance. ...
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What do you do during Product Backlog refinement? How do you prevent discussions going off track or in too much detail? Who should be there? When do you estimate? In this blog series, you will get some good practices and guidance for having better, more effective and more vivid Product Backlog refin...
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Yes, of course it is! Scrum is a framework to help teams and organisations on their path to agility, but it is by no means the only way to be agile. Back before I knew about Scrum, I worked on projects that were agile. Back then we didn’t really know what agility was all about, but that didn’t me...
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One of the most challenging activities in Scrum is Product Backlog Refinement. During training courses I get many questions on this activity. What do you do during Product Backlog refinement? How do you prevent discussions going off track or in too much detail? Who should be there? When do you estim...
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2012 In March 2012, Ken Schwaber and I felt there was room for a new Scrum event in the Netherlands. We felt the need for an event that was a platform for people practicing Scrum. We wanted to crave space to talk, connect, share ideas, experiences and challenges on Scrum. On 11 July 2012 the...
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When facilitating a Scrum Master training, the Sprint Goal is a topic that often causes a good discussion. Participants question the background, purpose and advantages of using a Sprint Goal. In this blog post I'll describe the concept in more detail, explain why using a Sprint Goal is important and...
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Question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager: “In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks ...
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Last year, I was facilitating a workshop on Agile and began the conversation, as usual with introductions. I asked each attendee what was the most important burning question that brought them to the workshop. One of the attendees replied
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This week I facilitated a Scrum Master training in which we gathered the most common pitfalls of the Scrum events. It resulted in a nice overview with lots of recognizable pitfalls. In this blog post I'll share the results with you, completed with some ideas of my own. As you will see, it's only a b...
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This video captures the feedback from the students on the Professional Scrum Foundation workshop facilitated in India. The students share their learnings on how writing granular user stories, story splitting, defining clear Scrum roles helps with agility. They talk about values and principles like s...
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Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value. It's tool organizations can use to increase their agility. Within Scrum, self-organizing, cross-functional, and highly productive teams do the wor...
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