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Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, original member of the group who signed the Agile Manifesto in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about why they created the Agile Alliance.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum discusses how he hit the road, traveling around the world in the early days of Agile to educate and enable those wanting to adopt it.
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In an interview with the Boston Business Journal, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum discusses the popularity of Scrum and why he doesn't deserve the credit for making it popular. He believes that it is all of those who use it successfully who deserve that credit.
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In this video, Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum and original member of the group signing the Agile Manifesto discusses how it came about.
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I was talking to a company that is implementing the Spotify model and needed some help. They wanted to know the difference between LeSS and their Spotify model. We first discussed what LeSS is. I told them that LeSS is an organisational design that optimises for shortest lead time, flexibility and l...
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As part of the on-going Scrum Myths series at Scrum.org, here are three myths related to people skills. When I say people skills, I mean topics like emotional intelligence, emotional IQ, and person-to-person interactions. Myth #1: Scrum must be "huggy / feely" Word on the street is that Scrum...
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In this introductory-level article we look at the mechanics of a Sprint, and at how team members are expected to collaborate in order to produce a release-quality increment. The first day: Sprint Planning The whole team, including the Product Owner, meet on the first day of the Sprint and cond...
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Download the slides from the ScrumPulse #22 Webcast, Management 3.0 & Scrum
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Have you ever wondered what managers do in Scrum? Or maybe you have heard about Management 3.0 and wondered how it can help Agile Leaders. Interested in becoming a next generation Agile Leader who inspires Agile Teams to master the complexity of Software Delivery? If you answered yes to any of these...
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A Scrum myth that I have encountered: Not finishing all Sprint Backlog Items in a Sprint is perceived as a failure. I have seen organizations go as far as implementing performance indicators around Sprint Backlog completion percentage (yikes!).
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The Scrum roles connect with the three drivers of motivation: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Discover how.
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This myth is my favorite. There are three challenges with this myth. First, it misses the point of Scrum. Second, it sets teams up for failure. Third, it's impossible to prove.
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Per a January 20th, 2017 article by Daniel Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions and Careers at LinkedIn, the role of Scrum Master is in high demand. It’s ranked number 10 on his list of most promising jobs of 2017. #10. Scrum Master Median Base Salary: $100,000 Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400+ (...
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Let’s start with a question. When is the Sprint Planning over? Usually, the first answer that comes to mind is “when the time-box expires”. It is a good answer. However, Sprint Planning is a maximal time-box. We can end the Sprint Planning earlier, can’t we? Yes, when we are done with planning, we c...
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about how Scrum is used to control risk.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about when he realized that Scrum was really growing with a tale from a run in on a bike path.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about Scrum.org.
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Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org in an interview with the Boston Business Journal talks about the start of Scrum and Agile, why they were needed and why they are still relevant today.
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“What is a good speed to drive?”. The answer depends on a lot of things like: where do you drive (in a residential area, on a highway), are there speed limits, what are the weather conditions, etc. But more importantly, since when is driving at a particular speed a goal? Getting to a certain locatio...
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Your team has been trained and coached to deliver new chunks of software in a short time frame. Those using Scrum will be able to deliver in a Sprint. Those using Kanban will deliver as soon as their small feature is done. You’ve learned alternative ways of estimating which don’t include time as a m...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks the question:  Have you ever been screwed by an unethical, unprofessional service provider? Watch this episode to learn how I was treated by one of my service providers and if you are brave enough to take on my Agilato Challenge!
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“I added a Refactoring Story for the next Cleanup Sprint” This is an interesting statement. Let's see how often the alarm bell rang in your head. I mean how many smells you can find in that statement... Before you scroll down to read my answers, please count to 10 and try to find 3 issues. ...
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"Not a tester, so what are you then?" you might ask. Being that offending is generally not helpful. Unless you try to catch the attention as I do in this blog post ;-) Let's digest the situation in detail. A friend of mine attended my Scrum Developer class and caught fire during the...
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Ok... Let's make this a short one. I talked to lots of people about this statement and after lots of strange looks I got lots of comments about the behaviour. Especially about the "since it's crap". This is pretty obvious a very strong opinion about something. But hey! Maybe the code works, p...
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Let me quickly describe a potential situation how this came about. During the Sprint Planning, the team had agreed to deliver the top 5 Backlog items. They had some conversations about what the items are and where the problems could lie within those. The Product Owner had the feeling that just th...
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I talk to a lot of people (if the day is long enough) and so I get them to ask interesting questions like: "What have you learned recently?" or "What is your top 1 goal for 2020?" These questions and more leads us to interesting conversations about personal development and personal goals t...
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“Shirley, anything worth having is worth working hard for.”, that was how my friend Steve Porter from Scrum.org put it as I pursued my journey with Scrum. MY JOURNEY WITH SCRUM My journey started a few years ago when a friend asked me to provide Scrum training to their organization. I h...
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This is a very common myth, frequent on people used to develop software only within the context of a closed scope (traditional project). The Scrum framework is agnostic when it comes to set the context of software development; it just talks about “complex product development”. In general, agile soft...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma ask us:  What can agile teams learn from basketball teams? Which of the 7 levels of winning in basketball apply to your software delivery teams and which level are you winning at? Watch this episode to find out…
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks us to watch this episode to learn how the 2001 Philadelphia 76’er’s introduced us to the magic of basketball and how the 2015 Golden State Warriors taught us the 7 levels of winning. How many levels can you name…?
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From serving in the Merchant Marines delivering war supplies to U.S. troops in Vietnam to being the co-developer of one of the most important product development guides ever written, you might say Ken Schwaber has had an interesting career. Read on to learn more about Ken, his past, his future plan...
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I was honored to participate in the Women in Agile panel discussion last week. If you missed it, you can watch the recording. I learned three things from this experience: 1) an hour goes by very fast, 2) I have a lot more to say on the topic, and 3) I want more opportunities to help women. We r...
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A recurring Scrum myth I see in my training and coaching is that there is no planning in Scrum. Unfortunately, this myth can lead to two negative consequences. The people in organizations responsible for budgets, product management, sales, and marketing may be unwilling to try Scrum. ...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks the question: How can you go deep in some areas and broad in others? What is the important and value?
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At first sight, Zombie Scrum seems to be normal Scrum. But it lacks a beating heart. The Scrum teams do all the Scrum events but a potential releasable increment is rarely the result of a Sprint. The team also don't have any intention to improve their situation. Actually nobody cares about this team...
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This post is part of a series on debunking Scrum Myths. While my business cards say Professional Scrum Trainer, I may change that to Scrum Myth Buster. This post debunks the myth that the Daily Scrum is a status meeting. This myth undermines the effectiveness of Scrum in major ways. I will share...
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Join our qualified, pioneering, international panel of Women Agile Influencers as they explore these questions, share their inspiring journeys and provide actionable tips to enable more Women Agile Influencers.
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People always as ask me if agile is just for software. Saying agile is just about software is like saying software is just about science. Initially, computer science was about replacing manual processes. Now, it’s about creating human experiences. Building human experiences needs to extend beyond sc...
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In 2012, the airline’s senior leadership and business unit heads issued a mandate to start being agile in order to make the organization more adaptive and able to react faster to changes. To accomplish this, one team of IT developers focused on mobile applications adopted Scrum, a framework for deve...
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The Scrum Team consists of 3 distinct Scrum roles that promote self-organization: the Scrum Master, the Product Owner, and the Development Team. The accountability of each role complements the accountability of the other roles. Hence, collaboration between these roles is the key to success: Th...
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When Scrum is introduced in a company, most of the time, the development team embraces it with lots of enthusiasm. Scrum embodies self-organizing, autonomous, multidisciplinary teams that acknowledge individual qualities and reinforces the strengths of the team as a whole. Who doesn't want to be par...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks the question: Why must all healthy families and strong, successful scrum teams steadily sip soda? Especially when taking toddlers to ballet class? Watch this episode to learn about the importance of Soda in your family and work life.
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THE (MIXED) BLESSING OF NEXTGEN REWRITES About 10 years ago, I experienced the mixed blessing of being part of yet another nextgen rewrite project. I was guiding a team of about 25 really smart team members, part of a much larger team of about 150+ people. Our team was responsible for completely...
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One of the recurring Scrum Myth discussions I have with colleagues, teams new to Scrum and those attending training when comparing Scrum & DevOps relate to a misinterpretation of the following paragraph from the Scrum Guide. At the end of a Sprint, the new Increment must be “Done,” which mean...
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One common consequence of teams that do not deeply understand Scrum and the nature of its events is that they believe it is possible to run sprints which do not produce a Done and releasable increment of the product. This belief typically leads to dangerous consequences so it’s important to caution ...
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Ken Schwaber was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation from the Boston Business Journal for his work and mission of Improving the Profession of Software Delivery by co-creating Scrum and being a major driver to the Agile Movement.
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Clients and training attendees ask me "Can you use Scrum for something else than software?”. What they usually mean is building some other products or organizing team’s work. Let’s explore a more exotic idea. It’s beginning of a new year, the time when people make and try to achieve new year’s resol...
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Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma asks the question: How do you prepare a meal for a special event with lots of guests? What do you have to watch out for and is it ethical to change every part of a recipe and still keep the name? Join us as we explore these profound  questions in this episode o...
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The Scrum framework thrives on empirical process control. The inspection of observable results gives us insights in what might be most valuable next, always acknowledging that the future is unwritten. The Scrum events function best when employed in such forward looking mode. Inspection is pointless ...
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One of the arguments used against Scrum and a common misconception at the same time is the idea that quality is traded for speed in Scrum. As a PST with years of experience in Quality Assurance I decided to challenge this myth. I believe and I have seen many times that proper way of implementing Scr...
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