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Agile Still Works

May 14, 2020
It is a time of unprecedented challenge. Firms are experiencing extraordinary disruption.  Productivity is impacted. Delivery has stalled. Leaders worry about survival, remaining profitable and/or competitive in a distributed environment.
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Bye Bye Velocity! Kanban metrics as an alternative to story points & velocity.

May 13, 2020
During this virtual event, Louis-Philippe explained the Kanban metrics for Agile or DevOps teams. Although the Kanban delivery strategy is highly recommended in DevOps mode, unfortunately, its metrics are hardly used in our profession. Louis-Philippe therefore wishes to share its value with participants. Back at their workplace, Louis-Philippe hopes that participants will have new tools to answer the client's famous question "When will it be done?" (61 Minutes)
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Predicting the End Date of an Agile Transformation

May 12, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma explores the question that he is often asked during initial meetings with clients around agile transformations: "When will the transformation be complete" Ravi provides questions to ask in return, analogies on why such a prediction right out of the gate is likely impossible and ways to better think about anticipated results. (6:46 Minutes)
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Bring Remote Agile Teams Together: Expert Tips and Best Practices

May 12, 2020
In this article, they collected the best practices and tips for remote Agile teams from certified Agile instructors, published authors, and practice leaders including Scrum.org CEO, Dave West. Included on this page, you’ll find expert tips for Agile remote teams and the pros of working remotely on an Agile team, and learn how to easily overcome common challenges. Plus, gain best practices for remote leaders, teams, and individuals.
Video

How to Define a Product

May 12, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman looks at many aspects that define a product and its goals. She addresses some of the questions around what value means and how value is critical to deciding on what to deliver for the product and when. (8:04 Minutes)
Podcast

What the Dev? How to Collaborate with your Team as a Product Owner

May 6, 2020
As organizations adopt a more product-oriented mindset, the product owner is becoming more important. In Scrum, product owners work to maximize the value of a product by working with the development team. But, in order to do this there must be trust between the development team and the product owner. In this podcast, CEO of Scrum.org Dave West talks about the role of product owners and how they can successfully work with the development team and business.
Webcast

Using Scrum at Home - How Scrum can help Conquer Neurodiversity Challenges

May 5, 2020
Sally Waters’ husband Francis has ADHD, and even with medication he was struggling to cope with adult life. Most productivity systems lasted less than a week. It was only after Sally found out about Scrum and implemented it at home that he was able to move forward. This webinar recording explores, through a variety of personal anecdotes, how well Scrum can work at home for both couples and families struggling with these issues.
Video

How to Enable Cross-Functional Scrum Teams

May 4, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma provides several ideas about how Scrum Masters leveraging their servant leadership skills can help their teams become more effective. (6:41 Minutes)

Hiren's Secret Conversation With Covid.

May 3, 2020
*Covid is a fictional character based on my imagination that represents the strain of CoronaVirus that is causing the disease Covid-19. This is just a very simple and sincere attempt to put my knowledge and understanding about Covid-19 to test in this article and I tried making the connection with Scrum. I hope you enjoy it.

New Retrospectives

April 28, 2020
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful conversation with Diana Larsen on Agile FM, and it did not come as a surprise, that the topic of retrospectives came up. Diana is the co-author of the book Agile Retrospectives , which has been very influential in many agile careers, including mine. 
Blog Post

Forever Employable

April 28, 2020
A number of weeks ago I was chatting to Jeff Gothelf the co-author of Lean-UX and co-creator of our Professional Scrum with User Experience class. He described a project that he is working on which sparked my interest and is something I believe to be relevant to our Scrum community. I wanted to share some of this discussion with you.

Agile vs. Scrum

April 27, 2020
Have you always wondered about the difference between agile and Scrum? You’re not alone, these words are commonly interchanged for one another but they are not the same thing at all.

Examples Of Real Sprint Goals: And the reasoning and considerations that shaped them

April 27, 2020
Although most people see the value of Sprint Goals, how to create them is a huge source of confusion and frustration. Is the Spring Goal there before the Sprint Backlog? How do you create a Sprint Goal out of the unrelated set of items at the top of your Product Backlog? And should everything on the Sprint Backlog be related to the Sprint Goal? In this post I work from examples of a real product, and the Sprint Goals we used there, to answer those questions.
Whitepaper

The Stages of Scrum Mastery

April 23, 2020
In this whitepaper written by Professional Scrum Trainer Venkatesh Rajamani, he shares his journey as a Scrum Master based on interviews with other Scrum Masters and his own experience. Venkatesh couples that experience with practical examples throughout the paper to create a set of stages that one often goes through.
Webcast

Designing Agile Training Courses for Maximum Impact and Results

April 23, 2020
In this session, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma and Jack J. Phillips from the ROI Institute explore how most Agile training courses typically unfold – starting with the pre-sales process to class-delivery and post-class experience. We start by looking at the cast of characters we typically find in these journeys and potential hurdles that can get in the way of your learning and application of that learning after the course. We propose simple, actionable steps you can follow to get the most out of your training courses. Finally, they introduce the underlying principles, framework and practices created by the ROI Institute that provide the foundations for this approach and suggest resources you can use to learn more.