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Atlassian Roundtable -Story Points & the Evolution of Agile Estimation

December 10, 2020
Atlassian has joined leaders in the industry to unpack story points and the evolution of agile estimation. Estimation using story points has become the most popular way for agile teams to rate the relative effort of work, instead of traditional time-based estimates. Check out this roundtable from leading industry experts Mike Cohn, John Cutler, Andrea Fryrear, Troy Magennis, and Dave West. (51:20 Minutes)

A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months

December 9, 2020
How many calendar days does it take your teams to take a "Sprint Ready" item all the way to production deployment? How is your current cycle time impacting your Business? What would be possible for your Business if your cycle time was 8 calendar days? If you want to learn how to make this happen, please watch to recap a 6 month journey for one of our Scrum Teams that made 7 adjustments to reduce their cycle time from 164 calendar days to 8 calendar days.
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Year Up Paves the Way to Professional Success for Young Adults

December 8, 2020
There are many resources available to college students to help them advance their knowledge and prepare for the job environment. But what about young adults who have limited access to resources and opportunities? Year Up is an organization committed to providing underserved young adults with equitable access to economic opportunity and mobility, and connecting them with a pathway to a professional career. This article highlights 3 students who grew their professional careers and education through Year Up including participating in the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) training course.

The Evening Daily Scrum

December 7, 2020
According to the Scrum Guide, the purpose of the Daily Scrum “is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal” and “adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary” and “it is held at the same time and place every working day of the Sprint.” So what is the best time to hold the event each day?

What is Your Product?

December 2, 2020
In this presentation, Ellen Gottesdiener CEO EBG Consulting and Dave West CEO share why this question is so vital to the success of your product. They discuss principles for defining products, and approaches they have seen work as companies wrestle with the fundamental question, “What is Your Product?”

The Zombie Scrum Survival Guide

November 26, 2020
Zombie Scrum Survival Guide is for Scrum Masters, Scrum practitioners, Agile coaches and leaders, and everyone who wants to transform Scrums promises into reality.

OKRs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

November 24, 2020
OKRs are a powerful tool for setting and measuring goals, but like all power tools, they can become dangerous in unskilled hands. When used in informed ways, they can improve focus and lift outcomes, but when mishandled, they can increase waste and inflict real damage upon the organizations that adopt them.
Podcast 2020 Update by the Scrum Facilitators

November 23, 2020
In this podcast Scrum Facilitators from the Netherlands Sjoerd Kranendonk and Jasper Alblas discuss the new Scrum Guide (version 2020) with Scrum Coaches Steve Trapps and Andy Hiles from the UK.

Scrum Guide 2020 - Accountabilities

November 19, 2020
The Scrum Guide 2020 defines Accountabilities within one team, Scrum Team. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Accountabilities. (3:21 Minutes)

Scrum Guide 2020 - Product Goal

November 19, 2020
The Product Goal is now the commitment of the Product Backlog. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Product Goal. (2:26 Minutes)

Scrum Guide 2020 - Sprint Planning

November 19, 2020
The Sprint Planning has been enriched with a third topic - Why. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the change to the Sprint Planning event in Scrum. (2:24 Minutes)

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

November 19, 2020
In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection of these commitments to the artifacts. They increase transparency, and the focussed delivery of Value. Each of the commitments now clearly support and sustain an artifact.

How DevOps and Development Can Adapt to the New Normal - Part 3

November 19, 2020
DEVOPSdigest posed the following question to the development community: How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? In response, DevOps industry experts offered their best recommendations for how development teams can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 3 covers visibility and alignment.