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Suggested Reading for PSD™

August 26, 2016
An overview of documents and books to help understand the accountabilities of Developers on a Scrum Team working in the Software Delivery domain organized by assessment categories.

Scrum Values Poster

August 25, 2016
In July 2016, the Scrum Values were added to The Scrum Guide.  These values include Courage, Focus, Commitment, Respect, and Openness.

Industry Veteran Kurt Bittner Joins as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions

August 17, 2016, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced that Kurt Bittner, a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, has joined the company as vice president of enterprise solutions. In this role, Kurt is responsible for enterprise-level professional software delivery initiatives.

What Connects You to Scrum?

August 15, 2016 PST Barry Overeem discusses how on July 7th the Scrum community gathered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) for the 5th edition of Scrum Day Europe. This year's theme was ‘the next iteration’.

The Agility Guide to Evidence-Based Change

August 1, 2016
The Agility Guide contains the definition of Evidence-Based Change, a publicly available framework for managing change to improve outcomes, reduce risk and optimize investment. Evidence-Based Change is developed and sustained by Ken Schwaber and

Characteristics Of A Great Scrum Team

August 1, 2016
According to the Scrum Guide, Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible value. It’s a tool organizations can use to increase their agility. This paper was written by Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem.

Scrum and Business Intelligence

August 1, 2016
In this paper, Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem takes a look at how Business Intelligence (BI) projects can be seen as complex, where the amount of unknown requirements and technologies exceeds the known. Implementing Scrum with a BI-environment, with a focus on creating actionable insights, is therefore challenging. 
News Unveils New PSM Levels

July 27, 2016, the mission-based organization dedicated to improving the profession of software delivery through training, certification assessments and community, today announced in Atlanta at Agile 2016 that it now it now offers a comprehensive series of Professional Scrum Master certification assessments with fundamental, advanced and distinguished levels.

Cross-Team Refinement in Nexus

July 18, 2016
In Scrum, Product Backlog refinement is an ongoing activity for a single team; however, it is not a mandatory event. As explained in the Nexus Guide, due to the added complexity of many teams working together on a single product, Refinement is an official and required event in the Nexus Framework. This paper was written by Professional Scrum Trainer Rob Maher and Product Owner for Enterprise Solutions, Patricia Kong.

Tips for Scaling Retrospectives

July 11, 2016
In this AppDeveloper Magazine article, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky provides a look at ways that he has successfully scaled retrospectives and tips on how you can do the same. 

Changes To The Scrum Guide

July 6, 2016
Watch Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as they discuss the changes to The Scrum Guide, why they have made these changes, and why the Scrum Values are so critical to success.