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Some organizations don’t understand the difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager. In those situations, Scrum Masters can find themselves being asked or even pressured to manage tasks, make decisions, or perform other duties inconsistent with the accountability of a Scrum Master. How c...
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In this video, Martin delves into one of the seven deadly sins of agile: pride. 🚫📊 He emphasises the importance of not being blindly prideful and the dangers of making assumptions without measuring outcomes. 📉🤔
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Scrum Values make the use of Scrum successful. How can the Developers use these to grow trust within the team even more? Check it out!
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Podcast
In this episode, guest host Patricia Kong is joined by Kurt Bittner from Scrum.org and Professional Scrum Trainer Laurens Bonnema from Xebia. They talk about Evidence-Based Management (EBM) and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and the importance of focusing on outcomes and delivering value. (35:56...
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In organizations, there is a lot of time and activity spent on teams creating Release Plans. Is it worth it? Or are Release Plans just creating a false sense of security? In this article, I take a hard look at my past practices using Release Plans and how, if I knew what I know now, I would have aba...
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In this video, Martin 🧔 discusses the common misconceptions surrounding Scrum. The digital realm is rife with debates about what constitutes "proper" Scrum. Is it about standing meetings? Or perhaps crafting user stories in a specific way? These debates, while spirited, often miss the mark. Scrum, a...
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Case Study
Learn how Parmenion embraced Professional Scrum and a growth mindset in a reboot of their Agile intitiatives in this case study.
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Refinement is an important activity for the Scrum team. So, why isn't Refinement considered a formal Scrum event?
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In diesem Artikel befassen wir uns mit häufigen Anti-Mustern auf der Ebene des Scrum-Teams: von der Planung und dem Zusammenbruch von Prozessen über Konfliktvermeidung und Fehlkommunikation bis hin zu mangelnder Aufmerksamkeit für Qualität und fehlendem Engagement.
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In this video, Professional Scrum Trainers Andreanna and Scott discuss how to bounce back from a layoff. Scott shares his personal experience being laid off and how he rebuilt his career. 
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Podcast
In this conversation on the Women in Agile podcast, Karen Greaves shares her story of going from ‘Fancy Karen’ to Karen, who is now living her best life, which she never imagined she could. Karen shares how she quit her full time employment and about the life she now leads. (43:17 Minutes)
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If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “what should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you c...
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Scrum Teams often take the items of their Product Backlog and divide them into smaller tasks to help them better understand and keep track of their work. But how long should those tasks be? A few hours? A day? A few days? Are week-long tasks ok? What’s the rule of thumb when it comes to tasks for th...
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As Evidence-Based Management (EBM) grows in popularity, I am often asked how to get started with it. With that, I have created a few questions that you should consider as you begin using EBM.
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In this video, Martin delves into the intriguing dynamics that differentiate the average developer from the top echelons of agile developers. 🎥🔍 Drawing from personal experiences and insightful references, he unpacks the essence of what it takes to ascend to greatness in the realm of agile developme...
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Webcast
In this Scrum Pulse webcast, Ryan Ripley, Todd Miller, and Patricia Kong discuss how focusing too much on Product Backlog Management and refinement can actually impede a Scrum Team's ability to be agile and creative.
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Blog Post
The Product Backlog should be transparent and visible to the Scrum Team, Stakeholders, and the Organization. But what about Edit rights? Should the Product Owner be the only person allowed edit the Product Backlog, or can others be granted this level of access as well? PST's Robert Pieper, Gregory C...
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In this video, Martin discusses the transformative journey of Microsoft's product development, highlighting the significant contributions of two individuals: Brian Harry and Aaron Bjork. 🎥🔍
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When you come to the end of a Sprint, the Scrum team typically hopes to finish all the work on the Sprint Backlog. But what if they don’t? Some would say the undone work is carried over into the next Sprint. Others would try to extend the Sprint to get it all done. Which is the right move? Or is the...
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Leverage KPIs for faster delivery times and improved customer satisfaction. Gain insights for using Flow Metrics to optimize your product delivery process.
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Nach traditionellem Führungsverständnis ist diese Aussage ein Widerspruch: Scrum Master ist eine Führungsrolle, aber das Team entscheidet. Aber dieser Widerspruch macht die Rolle des Scrum Masters so zukunftsweisend, wie Simon Flossmann in diesem Artikel ausführt.
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In this video, Martin delves into the often misunderstood realm of DevOps. 🧐 He clarifies that despite common misconceptions, DevOps transcends mere tools and processes; it's fundamentally an idea. 🛠️➡️💡 He articulates how DevOps, originating in software engineering, is pivotal in enhancing our engi...
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By applying User Role Modeling, you can manage your Product Backlog to address the unique needs of each user segment effectively. This ensures that the features you develop are in line with the specific requirements and preferences of these user roles, ultimately leading to a more user-centric and s...
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In this article, we delve into common anti-patterns at the Scrum Team level: from planning and process breakdown to conflict avoidance and miscommunication to inattention to quality and commitment.
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Adoptar Scrum requiere un trabajo duro y disciplinado para cambiar de mentalidad experimentando y aprendiendo en el proceso. Las siguientes claves te pueden ayudar en la adopción de un Scrum Profesional.
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In this video, Martin delves into the intricate concept of organisational wrath within agile teams and its implications on accountability. 📊🚀
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En este artículo hablamos del Mapa de Disfunciones o Dysfunction Mapping de Michael Lloyd ha emergido como una herramienta revolucionaria para los Agile Coaches
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Podcast
In this episode of the Women in Agile podcast, Host Renee Craven and guests Teresa Given and Dave Prior unpack section 3 of the Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching; Introspection and Continuing Professional Development. Together they explore the importance of remaining curious about our...
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How can you help increase engagement in your team — or can you? Is engagement something you can support, influence, or force? PST's Gregory Crown, Jason Malmstadt, and Robert Pieper tackle this frequently-asked question in today’s Scrum Lightning Round.
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In this video, Martin delves into one of the seven deadly sins of agile: lust. 🚀 Organisations, realising the seismic shifts in markets, are now clamouring for agile transformations. Yet, many are seeking shortcuts, hoping to purchase a solution rather than investing genuine effort.
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Scrum Values make the use of Scrum successful. How can the Product Owner use these to grow trust within the team even more? Check it out!
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Podcast
In this episode, Patricia Kong, Kurt Bittner, Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller discuss topics in their book - Unlocking Business Agility with Evidence-Based Management: Satisfy Customers and Improve Organizational Effectiveness. (35:08 Minutes)
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Learning Series
This learning series contains a list of interview questions that you may encounter as a Product Owner, and the reason why the question is relevant to the Product Owner accountability.
Blog Post
Leverage KPIs for faster delivery times and improved customer satisfaction. Gain insights for using Flow Metrics to optimize your product delivery process.
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In this video, Martin delves into the recurring question of why many agile transformations fail, highlighting the disconnect between decision-makers and implementers. 🤔🔄
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PST Stefan Wolpers diskutiert Strategien zur Herstellung eines harmonischen Gleichgewichts zwischen der Verfolgung von Produktzielen und der Aufrechterhaltung professioneller Beziehungen zu Stakeholdern.
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Whether it’s questioning assumptions, coaching in agility, or helping to resolve impediments, effective Scrum Masters drive change. But far too often, Scrum Masters are so focused on change at the team level, that the broader changes required at the organization level go unsupported. How can a Scrum...
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Meet Sara, a driven product director who’s always up for a challenge. But with ambitious targets to attract 10,000 new clients, increase customer satisfaction by 35%, and keep top talents on board, she’s starting to worry if her organization is up for the task.
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When facing challenges in team composition or skills, the answer is not always to upskill or improve cross-functionality. Sometimes the answer is to reteam. But what if the Scrum Team doesn't see those options themselves yet?
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In Scrum, each of the events within a Sprint have a timebox, a maximum amount of time for that event. This time constraint can seem arbitrary, and often garners resistance. Are the timeboxes in the Scrum really important? Why are they such a big deal? PST's Greg Crown, Robb Pieper, and Jason Malmsta...
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The Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) assessment is a 30-minute timeboxed assessment. You need to score over 85% to pass and gain the PSPBM Skills certification. The assessment contains 20 questions in English of multiple choice type.
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Learning Series
This learning series highlights 9 ways a Product Owner can boost their effectiveness.
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Scrum Teams work best when all the team members can devote 100% of their time to the work of the team. But what about when organizational constraints prevent us from having fully-dedicated team members? Can Scrum still work? What are the challenges of this less-than-ideal scenario? PST's Jason, Greg...
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Scrum is a framework to reduce risk, increase predictability, and deliver value to your stakeholders sooner. But what when is something actually valuable?
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What does Professional Attitude mean for Scrum Masters? Watch this video.
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In this video, Martin delves deep into the challenges of working with a new Scrum Team, emphasising the importance of understanding the core principles over mere mechanics. 🛠️🔄
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Module
In order for a Scrum Team to be successful, they should be: Cohesive - They should work together as a tight-knit collaborative team, supportive of one another and fostering trust among team members Focused - Scrum Teams are focused on creating value and achieving the Product Goal Cross-fu...
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A Scrum Team needs a Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Developers. But what if we don’t have enough people? Can one person play more than one role or accountability on a Scrum Team? If so, what are the pros and cons of doing so? In this video, PST's Greg and Robb discuss the controversial topic of pl...
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Discover how to maintain a harmonious balance between driving Product Goals and nurturing professional relationships with your stakeholders.
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In diesem Betrag beschreibt Simon Flossmann die Zwickmühle in der sich Product Owner häufig befinden und Wege diese zu verlassen.
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