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Is Strategy Dead?

October 12, 2014
There is a fundamental change in management happening under out feet that is challenging the very need for strategy. Small changes are happening every day and in ten years’ time we won’t recognise management as we have thought of it in the past.
Webcast

Transparency In the Trenches

September 30, 2014
Dan Sloan introduces the pillar of transparency in Scrum and will navigate you through a journey of successes and challenges he’s encountered in his years of coaching and training Scrum teams around the globe.
Blog Post

Don't worship at the Altar of Scrum

September 30, 2014
I am a Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org.  I work with lots of organizations to help them become more agile.  I see a lot of bad Scrum.  More than my fair share.  Sometimes I see so much bad Scrum that it makes me question why I do this.  This post is my at

On Becoming a Scrum.org Trainer

September 10, 2014
Scrum.org holds a consistently high quality bar for our instructors. The result is a tremendously mature and capable cadre of experts working together to realize our shared mission of improving the profession of software development.

Its Just Scrum

September 3, 2014
The simple cycle of trying, inspecting, and adapting must be as old as mankind. Can’t you just picture Homo Erectus learning to control fire? I bet scorched fingers and cold nights were fairly common for a millennia or so while we refined the art of spark and tinder.
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The Origins and Future of Scrum

April 30, 2014
In this Agile Connections interview, Dr. Charles Suscheck talks with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, one of the signatories of the Agile Manifesto, and founder of Scrum.org describes the first days of Scrum, the biggest threats to agile, and the next big idea in the Scrum framework: evidence-based management.
Whitepaper

The Deadly Disease of the Focus Factor

December 18, 2013
There is this small germ that keeps thriving year after year. Untreated it will bring the organizations it infects to an unheroic death. To check your organizational health, answer these two questions: Do you estimate work in “ideal” hours and do you follow up on your estimates, comparing it to how many “real” hours work it actually took to get something done? Read how Professional Scrum Trainer Henrik Berglund takes on this issue.
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What is Agile?

September 3, 2013
Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s to help organizations struggling with complex development projects.
Whitepaper

Use Scrum + Continuous Delivery To Build the Right Thing

August 29, 2012
Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Gfader is often asked several question including: How often do you release your product to your end users? How often do your end users see and use your product? Do you release in sync with your Sprint length, after the Sprint Review? Is the Sprint Review meeting the only valid release point? When do you plan your releases? Learn how the cadence of Scrum and Continuous Delivery can help you build the right thing, and when implemented properly, release it on time to ultimately deliver superior value to your customers.
Whitepaper

FedEx Day: Lighting Corporate Passion

January 1, 2012
How can my team deliver value and innovation in 24 hours without intervention from management? A "FedEx Day" can be used to show management that just a few people can deliver innovative, working products and software in only 24 hours, and how intrinsic motivators are the key to unlocking our own innovation. Professional Scrum Trainer Rob van Lanen looks at how FedEx answered some of these questions and more.
Whitepaper

The Blending Philosophies of Lean and Agile

December 1, 2011
Learn more from Professional Scrum Trainer Gunther Verheyen about the distinct views and similiarities between Lean and Agile. Included is the Scrum perspective to Agile to demonstrate how the tangible, yet open framework of Scrum aligns and blends the underlying thinking of Agile and Lean.
Whitepaper

Increasing Team Productivity

December 1, 2011
Increasing develpoment productivity is a hot topic. This paper by Professional Scrum Trainer Rob Maher focuses on increasing team productivity and discusses how changing a project staffing model can increase the productivity of project teams.