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Actionable Awareness: Unlock Your Influence

September 24, 2020
Whether you're trying to figure out how to help your team improve, just starting with a new team, or mentoring a Scrum Master, the key to unlocking your influence is the ability to have actionable awareness. In this webinar with Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Wavle, you will learn about and apply the Actionable Awareness Canvas and the set of skills it prompts you to use, pausing your own viewpoints, slowing down your thinking, and broadening your awareness.
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Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact

June 30, 2020
Many organizations are racing to become more agile. But do the numbers support the hype? Does adopting an agile operating model have a direct impact on the bottom line? In this webinar, Christopher Handscomb, partner at McKinsey and Dave West, CEO Scrum.org discuss the results of new research on measuring the impact of agility on the bottom line. They discuss the value of agile and how it really does make a difference on performance and results.
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Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Management

June 16, 2020
In this Scrum Pulse webinar,  Professional Scrum Trainer Todd Miller will discuss how he has worked with several organizations to introduce Evidence-Based Management (EBM) as a way to measure and drive the conversation based on qualitative data.  Todd will share his success stories and challenges from using EBM in companies ranging from health insurance, insurance, retail, and multiple product development companies including SaaS and PaaS. This webinar will be moderated by Patricia Kong, Product Owner - Enterprise Solutions, Scrum.org.
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Sprint Cancellation

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Piyush Rahate provides examples of why a Sprint may be canceled, ways to avoid canceling a Sprint and what might happen if the decision to cancel is made. (4:05 Minutes)
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Ways Agile Scrum Teams Can Become Trusted Advisors

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses several ways that Scrum Team members can transition to trusted advisors of the organization. Ravi describes places to get more information about the business, suggestion on how to communicate with stakeholders and how to leverage experiments as ways to prove value. (4:58 Minutes)
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The Scrum Master Stance as a Teacher

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Adam Michalczyk and Andrzej Zińczuk look at one of the stances that a Scrum Master plays, the teacher. They discuss types of teachers and ways that Scrum Masters can teach the Scrum Teams that they are working with. (3:44 Minutes)

Velocity alone doesn’t measure success

May 29, 2020
Many scrum teams use a metric called velocity as their primary metric. Velocity is commonly defined as the number of story points you finish over time, usually measured by sprints. Measured from sprint to sprint, it becomes a sort of gauge of success. If it stays the same or goes up, that’s great. If it goes down repeatedly, there’s a problem that needs to be investigated.
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Coaching Agreements with Scrum

May 27, 2020
From the previous webinar in January 2020, ‘Answering those hard questions about coaching in Scrum’, we received powerful questions and feedback from to continue the dialogue on Scrum and coaching. In this follow up webinar, we will bring these questions back to the discussion table. In the first webinar we touched on the International Coach Federation's (ICF’s) definition of coaching, coaching competencies and code of ethics. In part two, Dave West, Leslie Morse and Maaike Klasen take you along further unpacking the topic: working with the ICF coaching agreement in Scrum.
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Evidence-Based Management (EBM) for Audacious Goals!

May 22, 2020
Evidence-Based Agility, based on Evidence-Based Medicine, uses empiricism to help organizations chart a course to high-value, ambitious, aspirational goals. If you want to change “business as usual,” the way forward is usually very murky. Using experimentation, measurement, and inspect-and-adapt practices to try to make measurable progress is the only practical approach. (59:17 Minutes)
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Is Accessibility Enough?

May 21, 2020
Today, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I look back on how far we have come as a society in making things accessible for people with disabilities. Yet, how far behind we are in inclusive user and customer experience. Just because I ‘can’ use your product or service, it does not mean I ‘want’ too.
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The Agile Wire: Talking Flow With Daniel Vacanti

May 18, 2020
This podcast tackles some of the question: Scrum vs. Kanban? How about Scrum and Kanban. Why would you want to use both? Scrum is based on Empiricism, Kanban is based on Flow, Flow enhances Empiricism and Empiricism enhances Flow. Take the best Scrum teams and the best Kanban teams and take an average person looking in on them they wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

“Patience” is the sixth Scrum value.

May 18, 2020
The organizations must truly practice patience while applying Scrum. Scrum does not solve the problems, but it reveals all the problems that deter you from achieving your goals by making it radically transparent. Patiently work on the problems one at a time and very soon you will achieve the Business Agility you desire.