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Superhero Scrum Masters; helpful or bottleneck?

October 25, 2022
What would happen if Superman wasn't around to save the earth? We, as mere mortals, would perish quickly, and the superhero movies would be super short. Wouldn't it be more helpful if the flying solver-of-all would teach out to save ourselves?
Whitepaper

In Pursuit of Value—Not Work

October 24, 2022
In 2018, Scrum.org and McKinsey started collaborating around a shared purpose: to help companies innovate how their organizations, teams, and individuals work. In this article, the latest in a series of research and insight papers, we examine the differences between doing work and creating value in an agile context. The findings here are based on interviews with agile practitioners across the Scrum.org community.
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6 Trümpfe: Wie du die Interaktivität von Onlineworkshops so steigerst, dass die Teilnehmer noch lange davon schwärmen

October 24, 2022
Es war ein langer Weg bis zu dieser Rezension: „Durch die Interaktivität bin ich nicht nur Teilnehmerin, sondern wirklich Lernende. Kein passiver Konsum – wir haben uns das neue Wissen erarbeitet. Gespickt mit hilfreichen Tipps von Simon für den Arbeitsalltag. Langeweile? Fehlanzeige.“ – Sandra Nach über zwei Jahren und über 940 Teilnehmern in meinen Trainings und Workshops habe ich endlich den Bogen raus, wie ich Trainings in eine interaktive Lernsession verwandeln kann. Seitdem finden sich in jedem Review Wörter wie „interaktiv“, „kurzweilig“ oder „didaktisch gut strukturiert“. Wenn du weiterliest, dann lüfte ich den Vorhang und verrate dir meine Geheimnisse, wie du jede „Powerpoint-Frontalbeschallung“ in eine interaktive Lernreise für die Teilnehmer verwandeln kannst.
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A deep dive into the purpose of each Scrum artifact

October 24, 2022
Understanding the “why” behind the Scrum framework can help Scrum teams improve their ability to deliver value to the organization.  We previously discussed the purpose behind each Scrum event and the purpose behind each Scrum accountability.  In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the purpose of each Scrum artifact. 
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Usable, Useful and Valuable

October 20, 2022
Usable, Useful and Valuable are attributed to the Increments in Scrum and these terms should not be used interchangeably. A product cannot be useful if its not usable and in addition, a product cannot be valuable if it's not useful.

Porqué ser mentor es importante

October 20, 2022
Ser mentor es ejercer la influencia, guía o dirección dada sobre una persona que quiere ser mentorizada. Y un mentor es alguien que enseña o brinda ayuda y consejos a una persona menos experimentada y, a menudo, más joven. O no más joven como acostumbra ser mi caso.
Podcast

Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - The Power of Facilitation Skills to improve Scrum Events and other Scrum Team interactions

October 19, 2022
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer moderated by Patricia Kong, PSTs Simon Flossmann and David Spinks answer your burning questions about Scrum and the challenges you or your teams may be facing when using Scrum, particularly within the Scrum events and other scenarios when it may be difficult to reach a decision on things, that could be resolved with good facilitation techniques and skills.
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A Deep Dive into the purpose of each Scrum Accountability

October 17, 2022
​​​​​​​Scrum Teams that understand the “why” behind the Scrum framework can better increase value delivery to the organization. Internalizing the purpose behind the events, artifacts and accountabilities of Scrum allows the team to get the most benefit from them.  In this article, we will discuss the purpose of each of the three accountabilities in Scrum.
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Entenda de uma vez por todas o que é Definition of Done

October 15, 2022
Muitas pessoas que estão começando sua jornada como Scrum Master ou estão dentro de Scrum Teams, possuem dificuldade para entender o que é o Definition of Done (DoD), e a sua verdadeira importância. Na maioria das vezes, acabam confundido com critérios de aceite, ou limitam o compromisso a um simples check list, que após sua criação raramente é revisado pelo time. O desconhecimento sobre o assunto, faz com que essas pessoas tenham dificuldades na hora de realizar a prova e tirar a tão sonhada PSMI. Então resolvi escrever esse artigo para desmistificar o que é a Definition of Done e trazer exemplos da sua aplicação em diferentes situações.

¿La integración continua está muerta?

October 15, 2022
Cuando empecé a trabajar, unas de las primeras cosas que me pidieron fue profesionalizar la construcción de software. Esto me lo pidieron como el 2010. Siempre pensé que pasaria de moda, que las máquinas montarían el software solas. Pues esta semana del 2022, me han pedido volver a definir una integración continua para una organización. ¿Tu crees que la integración continua está muerta?
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How to Facilitate the Sprint Retrospective

October 14, 2022
In this Introduction to Facilitating the Sprint Retrospective video, you'll learn step-by-step how to guide your team through a Sprint Retrospective with techniques such as the Prime Directive, the Perfection Game, Dot Voting and Affinity Mapping so that your team can leave the Sprint Retrospective with ideas on how to improve. (7:55 Minutes)
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Is Revenue a Good Product Goal?

October 14, 2022
Interestingly, so many organizations have revenue or profit as their Product Goals as well as Strategic Goals. Some organizations do not consider using Product Goals at all. Or they are not aware of this need.
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Improving Private Equity Outcomes using Agility / Evidence-based Operating Systems

October 13, 2022
In this article, I’ll explore the need for and the attributes of an agile business operating system related to Private Equity (PE) portfolio companies. It hopefully helps leaders of such companies and PE professionals focused on the operations side expand their perspective on what “Agile” and "Agility" mean in their world and how they can help them improve returns realized in their investments. 
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Interview with the Scrum Cow

October 13, 2022
We interview the world's first Scrum Cow. As it turns out, Scrum has become very popular on the farm and cows everywhere are performing stand ups on a regular basis! Watch to learn moooooooore! 
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The Efficiency Trap

October 11, 2022
Many people choose to do things efficiently, because they probably assume that it is the best way to be successful and that it is the best way to get the highest value with the least amount of effort. But substituting efficiency for effectiveness makes things worse instead of better. The fact is that efficiency and effectiveness are two different things.
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Minecraft Scrum - 3 Years of Teaching and Learning

October 11, 2022
Here are my observations made after teaching Scrum using Minecraft Education for approximately 3 years. Minecraft is used to create a world (metaverse?) in which students are asked to develop a product. The immersive nature of the platform replicates the workplace and invites students into reflection how are they approaching work as an individual and as a team.
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How to get the most from your Sprint Retrospective Event

October 10, 2022
​​​​​​​According to the 2020 Scrum Guide, “The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to plan ways to increase quality and effectiveness.”  Scrum Teams must take the Retrospective seriously to achieve these outcomes.  In this article, we will look at three tips for getting the most from your Sprint Retrospective and provide several agenda ideas that you can use to keep this event fresh.
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Um Scrum zu lernen, sind Konferenzen überflüssig. Warum ich sie trotzdem besuche und du es auch tun solltest

October 10, 2022
Lohnt sich der Besuch einer Konferenz noch? Können wir nicht bereits alles im Internet lesen? Geben wir in die Amazon-Buchsuche „Scrum“ ein, dann erhalten wir 10000 Treffer. Auf dem Scrum.org-Blog wurden allein im Juli 60 Artikel zu Scrum veröffentlicht. Und auf YouTube erscheinen jeden Tag mehr als 10 Videos zu Scrum. Trotzdem besuche ich weiterhin Konferenzen. Heute ist die Herausforderung eben nicht mehr, wie ich an Wissenswertes zu Scrum komme, sondern wie ich dieses Wissen bei der Lösung komplexer Probleme anwende. Aus meiner Sicht eignen sich Konferenzen dafür besonders. Natürlich geht es nicht ohne etwas Vorbereitung. Im Folgenden findest du drei Tipps. Wenn du diese beherzigst, wird sich auch für dich jeder Konferenzbesuch lohnen.

¿Has modernizado tu entrega de software?

October 9, 2022
Des del punto de vista de agilidad, no debemos olvidar nunca que en 2001 el Agile Manifesto fue concebido para el desarrollo ágil de software. En las organizaciones modernas, hay una lucha constante con las que tienen éxito o fracasan en su capacidad para desarrollar, entregar y aprovechar el software que entregan. ¿Cómo entrega hoy tu organización? Te invito a ver como podría hacerlo mejor
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What is Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)?

October 8, 2022
What is Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)? LeSS is a de-scaling framework. Also referred to sometimes as a scaling framework, but it's really aimed at simplification and it's designed for product development. This article explores what large scale scrum is about as well as its events. https://linktr.ee/johncolemanxagility - social and podcast links https://linkpop.com/orderlydisruption - order training from right here
Webcast

French edition Scrum Pulse - Ne faites pas semblant, pratiquez Scrum professionnel !

October 5, 2022
Bien que de nombreuses personnes pratiquent Scrum, le pratiquer efficacement exige quelque chose de plus que de simplement suivre les mécanismes et les principes fondamentaux du cadre. Scrum professionnel aide les équipes à se défaire de cette habitude mécanique et routinière lorsqu'il s'agit de Scrum. Dans ce webinaire Scrum Pulse, Fabio Panzavolta, PST @Scrum.org, partage avec les participants en quoi le Scrum professionnel est différent et comment il requiert les valeurs de Scrum, une mentalité et des méthodes de travai et de pensée différentes, en se concentrant sur les résultats et un environnement qui soutient le Scrum professionnel, y compris la confiance.
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Digital Transformation and Scrum

October 5, 2022
Scrum and Digital are not the same things, but often Digital Transformations comprise some sort of agile change. In this blog, Dave West discusses a recent Dare To Lead Podcast where the overlap between Scrum and Digital was apparent. He discusses the six elements of a digital strategy and their relationship with Scrum.
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How to Facilitate the Sprint Review

October 4, 2022
In this Introduction to Facilitating a Sprint Review, you will learn a facilitation technique that can help turn the Sprint Review into a more engaging and collaborative session so that you can gather valuable feedback from stakeholders to determine future adaptations of your product. (5:51 Minutes)