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Scrum org Community Podcast Episode 1: The Value of the Community

February 10, 2020
In this first podcast episode led by the Scrum.org community, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Jasper Alblas leads a group that includes other PSTs Johannes Geske and Sjoerd Kranendonk along with Scrum.org team member Kelly Moosman as they discuss the value that is received by PSTs in being a part of the community and how they leverage the community to better help their customers and organizations. (27:20 Minutes)
Webcast

Product Ownership - The 3 Vs in Practice Using Product Strategy Canvas

February 10, 2020
Many Product Owners, especially in large organizations, are facing challenges to take full ownership of the product. Their decisions are oftentimes overridden and not respected. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Joshua Partogi shares techniques and practices he has learned as a Scrum Master and how he uses them to work with Product Owners to align the product vision with the corporate strategy and the objectives for the Scrum Team using the Product Strategy Canvas, a tool that can help create alignment between the Senior Management, the Product Owner, the business and the Development Team.
Video

Why Trust is the Core of Scrum

February 3, 2020
In this short video,  Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal shares why trust between co-workers and management is crucial to agile adoption.

Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

February 3, 2020
A while ago, I received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled “Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity” (Heylighen & Vidal, 2007). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called “Getting Things Done” (GTD; Allen, 2001).
News

ChatOps, DevOps, ScrumOps and 5 Other Ops Religions

January 30, 2020
Dave West Quoted - “It’s a total misconception that it has to be either Scrum or DevOps. And there’s a tension between the two that is wholly misplaced…we’re using it as a way to remind everyone in the DevOps and Scrum communities that it’s not an either/or situation. The fact that you can use Scrum for more effective DevOps truly should be something that everyone gets.” And thus, the two can go hand-in-hand.

Go Fish! A Philosophy for Being an Outstanding Team Member.

January 29, 2020
Tuesday morning. 5AM. Alarm clock goes off. Some clouds in the sky. Driving my son to the swimming pool so he can start his training at 5:45 sharp. Continuing the drive towards a client to facilitate a training. 6:45 Traffic jam. Drizzle. 7:45 arrived. 9:00 Training to be started. Not all participants arrived. Waiting for another 5 minutes. Kick-off...
Podcast

The Agile Wire Podcast with Pawel Mysliwiec

January 22, 2020
In this episode of The Agile Wire Podcast, Professional Scrum Trainer Pawel Mysliwiec joins fellow PSTs Jeff Bubolz and Jeff Maleski to talk about Agile leadership. (1:06:57 Hours)

Change Organizational Systems with the Liberating Structure ‘Panarchy’

January 20, 2020
How do you change a system that is as complex as an organization? This is the quintessential question facing Scrum Masters, Product Owners and other drivers of change. In this post, we explore how the Liberating Structure ‘Panarchy’ offers a powerful perspective and allows you to put systems thinking into practice. And even though it is perhaps the most complicated of them all, Panarchy brings together all the promises of Liberating Structures: engage everyone and unleash change on every level. Its a great way to drive organizational change together in an organic way.