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The topic of my blog today is another one that is common on client’s sites. The use of the terms Showcase, Show & Tell or Sprint Review. In this situation, there is likely to be a broad mix of people fulfilling the Scrum Master roles.
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A Sprint Goal is not often something people think about when using Scrum. Turns out it’s really important for teams to act as teams. Find out why in Robb Pieper's latest video blog from Responsive Advisors.
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Hi awesome people. Courage is one of the Scrum values and as part of my New Year's resolution this year I would like to have more courage to point out elephant in the room at the risk people may dislike me for doing it.
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No vídeo de hoje: uma lista com as melhores (e as piores) certificações para quem quer se tornar um Scrum Master. (31:53 Minutos)
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Nas suas metas pra 2020 você colocou que vai estudar mais e tirar mais certificações? Eu te ajudo! No vídeo de hoje eu mostro a melhor ordem para tirar as certificações da Scrum.org pra ter o melhor reaproveitamento de conteúdo entre as provas. (19:06 Minutos)
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In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an example of how to use the two Pattern Languages to develop your pattern sequence.
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Quer entender porque existem tantas certificações ágeis diferentes e qual delas tem mais a ver com você e com a sua carreira? No vídeo de hoje eu explico todas as famílias de certificações da Scrum.org. (21:28 Minutos)
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An introduction of the 6 symptoms, with the symptom ‘No validation with stakeholders’ explained in detail.
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The most important question to stakeholders is often “When can it be done?” There is a lot that goes into answering that seemingly simple question. What is involved in the work?
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Podcast
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST Naveen Kumar Singh answered questions from a live audience.
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In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations. I want to share my experiences via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum.
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Collaboration is key to solve complex problems. I’ve always suffered from the evident lack of collaboration between people. It’s professionally frustrating when you’ve experienced effective teamwork.
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Patricia Kong and Kurt Bittner join Beth Davis about their shared passion for helping others embrace the Agile mindset and find empowerment in working with Scrum. (38:12 Minutes)
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There is one product, one Product Owner, one Product Backlog — a simple rule. How is that supposed to scale, you might ask, isn’t that approach turning...
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In a series of blog posts, I want to share how you can use Systems Thinking to resolve complex problems.
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When Scrum Teams discuss too many problems during the Retrospective they may lose focus.
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses how the Scrum Master as a servant leader can create an atmosphere where the Scrum Team members feel comfortable being able to hold each other accountable. Ravi provides stories, examples and strategies for creating an atmosph...
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The agile movement really has changed the way we lead our people. Giving them more freedom and autonomy to do their job often improves the quality, productivity and happiness of the people.
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Although I am going to use the term technical debt in this discussion. I am actively forming the opinion that this is the wrong term to be used both in how various assessments assess understanding and by practitioners in the agile community.
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A while ago we started working on a movie to illustrate the essence of agile leadership. What is it about? Are leaders still needed in an agile environment?
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This is a series on how to create more engaging and interactive Scrum Events with Liberating Structures and recover from Zombie Scrum.
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The Scrum Guide provides no reference or guidance on how to get started with Scrum. That's because Scrum is a lightweight, minimal framework to encourage self-organization. I have heard it stated that Scrum is intentionally incomplete. There are no special Sprints in Scrum, such as Sprint Zeros, eit...
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Welcome to the Agile Movers & Shakers interview series. Today’s guest is Ben Linders.
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In my earlier article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages.
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How to start an Agile transformation? What are the initial steps? In this article I explain how transformations could be planned using Scrum Patterns and systems thinking.
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Within the Scrum process, there are eleven basic elements that make up the framework. 3 roles, 3 artifacts, and 5 events. Practitioners need to learn to apply and understand the principles behind these in order to obtain the full benefits of the Scrum process.
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Hey awesome people. I hope you are starting the new year with excitement. One of the most popular questions I got in my Professional Scrum Master (PSM) class from the past years is: "What are the differences between Project Manager and Scrum Master?"
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You have a big heart and a lot of determination, and you want to create a better world. That may mean empowering and supporting your team.
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For me, 2019 was all about purpose. This means aligning all my effort in things that matter: professionally, social causes, community, and connecting with family and friends. This year started out with me doing talks on innovation and resilience. This is one of my passions as innovation has been ...
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Fighting organizational impediments as a Product Owner? Combine powers and utilize the Product Owner and Scrum Master symbiosis. And create more focus at the same time.
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It’s that time again. The end of the year, where many of us take a step back to reflect on the year that will almost be over soon and create another new year resolution. Like many of you, I do the same. On my last year life retrospectives, I wrote about servant leadership.
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In a series of blog posts, I want to share how you can use Systems Thinking to resolve complex problems such as software teams not delivering the right software fast enough.
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ram Srinivasan takes a look at 8 common myths and misconceptions from people about Scrum discussing why they are not true and what it really means. (10:53 Minutes)
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Guus Verweij discusses how acceptance criteria can be added to Product Backlog Items individually in additional to an overall Definition of Done and why it may be a good idea. (4:19 Minutes)
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This post is an excerpt from the book that we’re writing, the ‘Zombie Scrum Survival Guide’. It’s our way of delivering small increments and involving our stakeholders. So we’d love to hear your feedback, encouragements and wild ideas. You can also listen to us reading this post on our podcast. W...
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Technical debt is a plague on software development in companies big and small. But what is it? What problems does it cause? How can we remove it? Watch this video blog from Robert Pieper, CEO of Responsive Advisors to find out.
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Vajaria discusses some of his experiences when a Product Owner or Scrum Master either also plays another role on the Scrum Team or when Development Team members perceive that they do. He talks about how it can change the dynamic of the team...
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In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Louis-Philippe Carignan and Daniel Vacanti who is also the co-creator of the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) class, Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and Kanban Method discuss the origins of the PSK class and provide some insights into what will...
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Announcing our upcoming book with Scrum.org and Addison-Wesley.
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Hey awesome people. I hope you are having a great time with your friends and families in this holiday season.
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In 2017, I was talking to the head of the Agile Coach Group of a large bank. She asked me to come over to work with her and help to roll out their standard way of working across all branches in Europe.
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While Diana Larsen continues her coaching, mentoring, and consulting practice in a limited way, she has shifted more toward involvement as a co-founder of the Agile Fluency Project, a startup...
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Whitepaper
Este white paper contém as experiências pessoais do Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem atuando como Scrum Master e as 8 instâncias que ele documentou com uma perspectiva detalhada: O Scrum Master com um Líder Servidor, Facilitador, Treinador, Gerente, Mentor, Professor, Removedor de Impediment...
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The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) workshop has a module that talks about the Definition of "Done" (DoD) and Technical Debt.
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If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile practices being challenged by this new reality.
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The other day I had a conversation with a colleague. He was looking for an opener for a talk - something catchy to illustrate to his audience (mostly finance and banking) that there could well be a need to change their current ways of working.
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Recently I ran into a beautiful piece of text, written by Rachel Naomi Remin. In this text I read the following phrase:"Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers, but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company"
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Not all companies need to be agile companies. What does it really mean to be an agile organization and how do you know if you need to be one? Watch this short 4 minute episode of Responsive Advisors Agile B-Sides video blog to find out!
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Software and online-services companies are undergoing quick implementation of the Scrum framework in their Products. Scrum is a process framework that enables deliver complex products iteratively and incrementally while controlling the risk.
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This blog post gives you an overview of the paper "Liberating Structures - an Antidote to Zombie Scrum". It describes what Zombie Scrum is about and offers tangible examples of how to recognize, treat, and prevent Zombie Scrum by using Liberating Structures.
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