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Is Your Scrum too Pushy?

November 19, 2019
All jokes aside...could your enthusiasm for Scrum be frustrating your team members? Don McGreal is Vice President of Learning Solutions at Improving. He is also a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and serves as co-steward of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course. (3:14 Minutes)

Stances of the Product Owner

November 18, 2019
With the launch of a brand-new Product Owner-Advanced class (including certification) coming up, we want to introduce you to some new and unpublished content: The Stances of the Product Owner. In this article, we’ll share an overview of both the preferred and the misunderstood Stances of the Product Owner. In upcoming articles, we’ll do a deep dive into each of the Stances individually.

What's the Right Scrum Training for Me? PSF or PSM?

November 18, 2019
Scrum.org offers different courses to provide you the best learning experience based on your focus of Scrum. The variety of courses makes choosing the best course difficult sometimes. This blog post provides guidelines to help you choose between the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course and the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course.

15 Sprint Review Anti-Patterns

November 12, 2019
Are we still on the right track? Answering this question in a collaborative effort of the Scrum Team as well as internal (and external) stakeholders is the purpose of the Sprint Review. Given its importance, it is worthwhile to tackle the most common Sprint Review anti-patterns.
Webcast

Create a Strong Team Identity

November 7, 2019
In this Scrum Pulse webinar, Professional Scrum Trainers and co-authors of the new book Mastering Professional Scrum, Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl share their insights helping Scrum Teams develop their team identity as a solid foundation for maximizing the benefits of Scrum.
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Scrum: A Primer On Adaptive Techniques

November 6, 2019
This article about Scrum on the Angel List blog has commentary from Dave West. “Empiricism was at the heart” of Scrum’s modern development, said Dave West, the CEO and Product Owner at Scrum.org. “How can you predict something that you don’t know? The only way … is to do a little bit of work and to inspect it and adapt,” he said.

Agilidad y Scrum

November 3, 2019
La agilidad puede verse como una estrategia de negocio, una estrategia empresarial a través del cual las empresas pueden mejorar, mantener y desarrollar su ventaja competitiva en el mercado.
Webcast

Agile Leadership Toolkit- Learning to Thrive with Self-Managing Teams

October 30, 2019
This webinar focuses on the key areas in the new book, Agile Leadership Toolkit- Learning to Thrive with Self-Managing Teams. Peter Koning, Professional Scrum Trainer and author of the book, provides practical, concrete tools and examples to give you the ability to create an environment in which your teams will thrive.
Whitepaper

Agile Leadership in and Beyond the Scrum Team(s)

October 29, 2019
Becoming an agile organization requires changing the environment in which teams operate. In this Whitepaper by Professional Scrum Trainer Krystian Kaczor, he talks about how creating an agile environment requires a different approach to leadership and decision making.

User Story or Stakeholder Story?

October 25, 2019
A User Story is the most widely used Agile Practice for capturing needs and requirements and describing Product Backlog Items. To get the most of any technique it is good to understand the why behind it not just the what. Let’s discuss how to write better User Stories in Scrum.

Speed Boats: Beware of Speeding!

October 23, 2019
Imagine a project with hundreds of people, a lead time in months, few releases a year. You could compare these as large cruise boats or tankers navigating for few weeks in the immensity and emptiness of the oceans and seas and then stopping to ports very far away from each other.