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What Do Agile Leaders Do?

November 5, 2018
I’ve had this ongoing discussion with a few of my colleagues who says that the term “agile leader” is an oxymoron - that the ideal organization is a bunch of Scrum Teams and not much else.
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Agile Chair Exercise- Some Alternate Suggestions

November 1, 2018
If you've been at an Agile conference, been a Scrum Master for quite some time and joined an Agile meetup group (here in The Netherlands there are several), then you probably found that games can be very quick ways to energize any meeting and to drive learning through fun.
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Building TheLiberators.com: Integrate And Release Often

October 30, 2018
This week, we are building our new website with a Scrum Team. Practicing what we preach, we are doing this in the most Agile, iterative way we can. So yes, we're making all the expected mistakes. In this post, we share what we learned about flow and releasing more often - with examples that are as real-life as imaginable :)
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Scaling Scrum to the Limit

October 26, 2018
You’re likely to have been asked the question: “we need to go faster, how many more people do we need?” Most people naturally understand that just adding a random number of people isn’t likely to make us any faster in the short run.
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What is a Professional Scrum Master?

October 25, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley discuss what it means to be a Professional Scrum Master. They look at behaviors, qualities and a big focus on the Scrum Values. (9:16 Minutes)
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¿Cómo hacer tus Daily Scrum más atractivas?

October 25, 2018
Special Spanish Edition of Scrum Tapas by Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Ballarin.  Los Daily Scrum son eventos muy importantes en Scrum para conseguir la gestión de procesos empírica. Si el equipo Scrum no es capaz de establecer una meta efectiva para el Sprint o los desarrolladores usan este evento para reportar lo que hacen a los demás y no para optimizar continuamente el Sprint, posiblemente perderá una parte importante de su utilidad y atractivo. (3:08 Minutes)
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Using Scrum in the Music Industry

October 24, 2018
I live many lives – in one of them, I am happily residing in the world of software development where I am also a Professional Scrum Trainer. In another, lesser known one – I am Band Manager (and former band member/musician myself) to a highly-regarded and awarded independent/underground musical act. 
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Почему фокус на индивидуальной занятости снижает скорость команды (часть I)

October 16, 2018
Это первая из серии статей, в которых мы вместе будем исследовать вопрос узких специалистов в Скрам-командах, теорию очередей, системную/локальную оптимизации и обучение в командах.
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Create Focus with Ecocycle Planning

October 15, 2018
In this post, we explain one of the more complicated Liberating Structures called Ecocycle Planning. It helps to bring clarity in your activities as an individual or as a group of people and to identify where your energy and time you should go.
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Examples of the Scrum Value: Openness

October 11, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Andre Coelho and Antonio Costa Neto discuss some examples that they have seen where the Scrum Value of Openness comes into play and why adhering to the value is important for Scrum Teams. (2:46 minutes)
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Contracting for Agile Software Development Efforts

October 9, 2018
The Agile Manifesto statement of “Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiation” is less than helpful when it comes to writing contracts for projects to be worked in an Agile fashion.  Contracting for Agile software development projects continues to be a major organizational impediment.
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PSM II: A Trainer's Perspective

October 9, 2018
I woke up Friday morning at 3 am for the second consecutive day and yet again I couldn't fall back asleep. The day before was the second and final day of my first experience co-training the new Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II course.
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How to Build a Sustainable Agile Culture

October 4, 2018
Agile efforts face a number of common challenges which, if disregarded, can derail your efforts and reduce any intended benefits. Organizations can improve their agile efforts by focusing on five common challenges. This CMSWire article by Eric Naiburg explores these challenges.
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The Increment Is Dead

October 2, 2018
If you’re a veteran of the software industry, you probably remember those days where we released to production/GA every couple of months. Heck, many of the companies I meet these days still work that way.
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Скрам-мастер как лидер-слуга (russian)

September 30, 2018
В 1970 году Роберт Гринлиф дал рождение парадоксальному термину “лидер-слуга”. Кажется, что слова “лидер” и “слуга” кажутся противоположностями друг другу. Но в этой парадоксальности заложен глубокий смысл.
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Common Misinterpretations of Scrum

September 27, 2018
Over the years, I've seen countless Scrum adaptions, and I thought perhaps it would be interesting to sum up some of the common misinterpretations. I would love to hear about the misinterpretations that you have faced, so feel free to participate in the comment section.