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Scrum in India: A Panel Discussion on What Works and How to Improve

September 28, 2017
In this session, Professional Scrum Trainers Sanjay Saini, Hiren Doshi and Nagesh Sharma discuss how they work with organizations and individuals to change thought processes to become more agile. They will look at real-world examples of how they have built successful Scrum Teams, driving agile thinking across the organization. 

DevOps Cake !

September 19, 2017
As the saying goes, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. The same could be said about DevOps and its implementation in an organization. Yes, the result is magic since it aims to deliver daily business value, but the journey is even more interesting. This journey is full of organizational, technological, but especially human discoveries.
Blog Post

Turn Your Feedback Loop into an Echo Chamber

September 7, 2017
I want to address those of you who don't really want the feedback. I mean, as important as feedback is, and as many times as you've heard that the central point of a Sprint Review is feedback…you're tired of it. It's pesky. And it just gets in the way of you doing what you know is right anyway.

Scrum isn’t perfect

September 6, 2017
'Scrum isn't perfect' is something I hear quite frequently, be it as an excuse not to stick to the few rules Scrum has or not to use it at all. The thing is though that no set of rules is perfect, but we're used to stick to them anyway.

5 things I learned teaching Scrum to Millennials

September 6, 2017
I recently had the pleasure of conducting Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Foundations workshop to a group of students at the nonprofit job-training program, Year Up, in Boston. Teaching this group of millennials -- motivated, talented young adults from low-income background -- was an illuminating experience that ended up teaching me something about being a Scrum trainer as well as the future of software development.  
Whitepaper

The Convergence of Scrum and DevOps

September 5, 2017
Jointly written by Scrum.org and the DevOps Institute, this paper looks at how modern IT operates and how the different parts of the organization can work together to deliver working software with greater agility.
Webcast

Scrum and Kanban: Make your teams better by busting common myths

August 30, 2017
The webinar covers the following: - How to improve your Sprint forecasting using common Kanban metrics. - How to improve your Kanban team’s kaizen with Scrum’s events, roles and artifacts. - How combining the Kanban practices with the Scrum Framework will enhance the collaboration across your teams.
Video

Self Organizing Teams - Part 2

August 24, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer John Davis takes on part 2 of a discussion started by Simon Bourk where he digs deep into what it means to be a self organizing team including 3 areas of focus. 7:11 Minutes

How To Ensure That Scrum Teams Launch Successfully

August 24, 2017
Most of the Agile transformations I have witnessed have started like this: First, a company raises a strategic initiative on so-called Agile implementation. A large budget is allocated and a tender is arranged to purchase Agile coaching services from companies on the market. Then employees are trained, and the pilot teams start working. However, they immediately stall, because there is lots of tension between them and an old cultural landscape.
Video

Self Organizing Teams - Part 1

August 23, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Simon Bourk talks about how we have evolved from Taylorism way of thinking of focusing on incentives to Self Organization where teams make decisions on how they should work, inspect that work and adapt to improve their way of working.  This is the first part of a 2 part series. 3.24 Minutes

How to Succeed With Zombie-Scrum?

August 10, 2017
This blog post will focus on how to get started and succeed with Zombie-Scrum. What do you really need to have in place? What are the tips & tricks to give your Zombie-Scrum implementation a kick-start? How to make it sustainable? This article will offer you some nice recommendations.
Webcast

The Empirical Product Owner

August 2, 2017
Agile practices rely on empiricism for the best solution to emerge. But what is ‘empiricism,’ anyway? And how does that affect the development of the optimum product? In this session, Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Noneman looks at what it takes to be a Product Owner who practices empiricism. 
Case Study

Intralinks Case Study: Scrum Reboot This Time With The Values

August 2, 2017
In their first attempt at attaining agility, Intralinks took a well-intentioned “mechanical” implementation of Scrum - done in good faith and with lots of hard work - but failed to deliver against their goal of greater agility. So, they took on a “Scrum Reboot” and succeeded by augmenting the mechanics of Scrum with the fundamental idea of inspection and adaptation and the Scrum Values of Courage, Focus, Openness, Respect and Commitment.