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Every year I like to deliberately go somewhere far from the crowd to take a break and reflect. You can say that it's similar to a retrospectives. Often times I may not realised whether as a Scrum Master my service to the organisation is already effective or not.
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A customer I was working with asked me to help out with the intake process for recruiting a new Scrum Master and a new Product Owner. I asked them what they had so far. They provided a clear job description describing what they wanted to see from the candidates.
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Software developers are mostly guys, happy to work by themselves at night in dark rooms. And they turn coffee, cola and pizza into code. Right? My experience so far To be honest, the longer I have worked in software development the more wrong this stereotype feels to me. True, when I learned t...
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Defining Agile/Scrum for Marketing Scrum.org joined the discussion around Agile Marketing recently. This is an area close to my heart. I've been helping Marketing organizations leverage Scrum, Kanban and Lean Startup concepts to improve their agility since around 2016 or so and I find it a fascin...
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TL;DR: Scrum Master Duties, Serving a Single Team Scrum Master Duties: supposedly, a great Scrum Master serves only one Scrum Team—that’s at least a popular narrative in the Scrum community. Nevertheless, there is also a loud voice that doubts that approach: what would you do the whole day—with a...
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The Liberating Structure "Wicked Questions" makes paradoxical realities transparent. By doing so, you can engage in deeper strategic thinking and explore new possibilities.
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Why is it that when the going gets tough, “agile” gets the blame? There is so much online bashing of [insert random agile framework or method] going on, that it made me wonder if there is a pattern behind it. I believe there is.
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This blog gives a Lean perspective on the Agile Manifesto.
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The unpredictability of the market and competitors are the main reasons of traditional management is not enough/fit to reach success.
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Unclear language leads to incomplete transparency and ambiguity. The careful use of words like ‘bug’ will improve decision-making in your organization.
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In this episode of the Agile Atelier podcast with Rahul Bhattacharya, Patricia Kong and Kurt Bittner join him to talk about Evidence-Based Management and agile measurement. (47:31 Minutes)
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In this interactive Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer webinar PST Yuval Yeret answered the audience's Kanban/Flow/Scrum questions.(56:47 Minutes)
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The core responsibility of the agile leader is creating the right context for the agile teams so they can thrive and self-manage. One of the characteristics of this context is all about ownership. In my book ‘Agile Leadership Toolkit’ I dedicate a whole part to this important topic.
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In this blog post, I’ll explain how it’s possible for managers to work with Scrum Teams so no one has to worry about rebuilding their resume.
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In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Jeff Maleski looks at ways that development teams often measure their work. Jeff breaks these into 4 categories: Activity, Output, Outcome and Impact and discusses how these can be used and what to look for in each category. (3:10 Minutes)
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If Scrum were to be reduced to one purpose and one only, it would be the creation of a "Done" increment. Although the DoD serves as a crucial part of Scrum, it is also often neglected by many Scrum teams. Try out the DoD EvoCycle, a simple technique to effectively manage your Definition of Done.
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Want to know if your team or organisation is suffering from Zombie Scrum? Find out with our free symptom checker and get help. And join our worldwide research into how teams work with Scrum, and what works for them.
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In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal boils down Scrum to 3 main advantages (1:22 Minutes).
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In this episode of the Agile Wire Podcast with Professional Scrum Trainers Jeff Maleski and Jeff Bubolz, Steve Denning joins to talk about what a true Agile mindset entails. (52:01 Minutes)
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Why are Scrum and Management 3.0 such a great fit? In this special Management 3.0 podcast episode Management 3.0, CEO Ralph van Roosmalen and Kurt Bittner, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org, talk Scrum, Management, Agile and what makes them fuse together so well, especially when it...
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“We want to be more agile in our delivery.” “We need to build up our teams.” “How can we do Scrum well?” Companies are asking themselves these questions every day and looking in various places for the answers.
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‘Autonomy without accountability equals anarchy’ summarizes an essential design element of any agile organization. Without these checks and balances in place any aspiration to transform an organization is likely to fail.
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This article will give you a clear explanation of how to become a good leader in this competitive world, and the techniques and tools required to reach the height of success.
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Este artículo es la segunda parte de otro donde hablaba de como integrar el trabajo de los especialistas de UX y los desarrolladores de software.
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Tanto el desarrollo de software Agile como el diseño de experiencia de usuario (UX) tienen como objetivos comunes entregar antes sistemas más usados y valiosos para el cliente.
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In this webinar Brandon Shangraw and Abel Rios from Stack Sports, along with Patricia Kong, Scrum.org talk about their journey using Scrum and Nexus. (61:00 Minutes)
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Being a Scrum Master requires to take many different stances and approaches when working together with teams and individuals. Two of them that are probably used most are “Coaching” and “Mentoring”.
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An example of how to use Liberating Structures to improve the Sprint Review.
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The Voices in DevOps Podcast speaks with guest Dave West about the evolution of DevOps through the years and how agile infrastructure came to be developed.
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Millennials in the workplace. Agile and Scrum can help virtually any organization, from small startup tech businesses with mostly young employees to well established Fortune 2,000 companies with a much more experienced staff.
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In diesem Video unterhalten sich Peter Gfader (@peitor) und Thomas Schissler (@tschissler) über den Nutzen den das Professional Scrum Developer Training bietet und warum dieses Training für Scrum Teams wichtige Impulse bietet, unabhängig davon, ob sie mit Scrum erst beginnen oder es bereits seit län...
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Icebreakers: are they a complete waste of time or do they add value? Some people absolutely love them, other absolute dislike them because they didn’t add any value. I believe a well-designed icebreaker can kickstart your session, can be fun and get people warmed-up for the rest of the session. Lear...
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A meta-retrospective is an excellent exercise to foster collaboration within the extended team, create a shared understanding of the big picture, and immediately create valuable action-items.
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In this blog, Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Koning talks about his book, Agile Leadership Toolkit - Learning to Thrive with Self Managing Teams.
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“A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution” -- Dustin Hoffman
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Learn more on how to tackle impediments as a team by running experiments, iterating and visualizing on the solution.
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In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Goetz interviews fellow PST Punit Doshi about the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) training class by Scrum.org. (13:03 Minutes)
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Have you ever been curious about what really motivates the people you work with? What are they looking for in their role and in their work? If you can find an hour with your team, I recommend you to try the Moving Motivators practice (Management 3.0). Let's unpack how to prepare and run the exercise...
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This post covers four team building mental models — or concepts — that have proven useful in understanding the context of creating agile teams: from Taylorism to Tuckman to Lencioni to Dan Pink.
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In this podcast, Patricia Kong chats with Professional Scrum Trainer Sergey Makarkin about Evidence-Based Management. The interview is in English with Russian subtitles. (43:15 Minutes)
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In this video, Professional Scrum Trainers Joshua Partogi and Barry Overeem talk about the Professional Scrum Master II training class and what experienced Scrum Masters can expect to learn in the class.
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This is a common question in my Professional Scrum classes. It often comes up early when we are still learning the basics of the Scrum framework. And it comes up because people are already wearing two hats or are being told by their organizations that they will be.
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In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST Martin Hinshelwood answered Scrum related questions from a live audience.
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In this article, I’ve described my personal journey in becoming a Scrum Master and included recommendations for new Scrum Masters.
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Scrum is a goal driven framework. And that is what I really like about Scrum. If I can summarize Scrum Guide into one sentence, it is about delivering an increment that meets the Sprint Goal.
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Background I wrote a definition of agility 6 months ago. It was like a change story. I didn't want a pithy definition of agility that would : let executive leaders think they were off the hook, change is for the teams and I don't need to change let specialists think they were off t...
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In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses how Scrum holds the team accountable for delivering value to stakeholders every 30 days or less and why. (4:41 Minutes)
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In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses what he calls the three C's of Scrum, going from Concept to Course Correction.  He looks at how frequent feedback using Scrum can help get us the only true source of the truth which is market feedback and perception. (4...
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Scrum.org is stating it: "The PSM III credential is very difficult to earn, as it is used to demonstrate the certificate holder’s ability solve advanced, complex problems in real-world applications of Scrum.
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In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Thomas Schissler interviews fellow PST Roman Doroshenko about his experience in the Professional Scrum Developer Class. (3:40 Minutes)
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