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What are the focus areas of an Agile Coach?

November 16, 2022
Though, there is no universal definition of what is an Agile Coach. I want to define, Someone who developed deep expertise to help people, teams, and organisations enable better customer outcomes by focusing on an organisation’s internal and external orientation.

Tus primeros pasos en User Story Mapping

November 13, 2022
El User Story Mapping es un ejercicio visual que ayuda a los gerentes de productos y sus equipos de desarrollo a definir el trabajo que creará la experiencia de usuario más placentera. Se utiliza para mejorar la comprensión de los equipos de sus clientes y para priorizar el trabajo.
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What is an Agile Project Manager

November 11, 2022
If you Google "Agile Project Manager" you'll find a lot of stuff out there, much of which is inconsistent. There are job descriptions asking for one, there are classes to learn how to be one, but the definition is still not clear nor is it consistent with agile development ideas or the Scrum Framework. Watch this video with Professional Scrum Trainers Jason Malmstadt, Greg Crown, and Robert Pieper to find out more what is meant by the term "Agile Project Manager".
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What does your Team Optimize For?

November 11, 2022
What does your Team optimize for? Optimizing for adaptability requires certain types of teams, is your team set up in line with the goals of your organization? You can use this canvas to plot a team’s current position and then evaluate how it can improve. It gets more fun when you plot many teams relative to each other on the canvas and use that information in an overall retrospective to find the balance that works for you.
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From Sergeant to Scrum Master - Building a Career Journey with Professional Scrum

November 10, 2022
Duane Girard learned to help build strong teams as a Sergeant in the US Army. In the military, he paralleled many of the Scrum events and values and practiced his ability to build teams in complex environments - later finding a civilian position as a Scrum Master in one of his first jobs out of the military. In this podcast, Duane has a discussion with host, Dave West, and shares those parallels, talks about his career journey as a Scrum Master, and speaks about how the Professional Scrum Master certifications and learnings from Scrum.org courses helped catapult his career as a Scrum Master. (18:32 Minutes)
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Wertgetriebene Entwicklung: Eine einfache Anleitung, wie du Features priorisierst und Stakeholder zufriedenstellst

November 7, 2022
Product-Ownership ist nicht einfach: Es gibt die unterschiedlichsten Anforderungen an das Produkt. Das Product Backlog ist überladen mit Features. Stakeholder aus Entwicklung, IT, Marketing, Sales und Betrieb haben alle eine Meinung, was als Nächstes getan werden muss. Nur leider sind sie niemals einer Meinung. Wenn diese Situation auch deiner Realität entspricht, dann lies weiter.
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Product Management Series: Different Types of Product Owners

November 6, 2022
What are the different categories of product owner? This episode goes outlines all the different types of product owners as well as the characteristics/pros and cons of each by considering them against the definition of a product and how you may deliver value. Join me as I also bust a common myth: product management being taught at Product Ownership classes.

Como actuar cuando Agile no funciona

November 6, 2022
Desde principios de la década de 2000, Agile ha ganado popularidad y se ha convertido en el enfoque de referencia para la gestión muchas organizaciones de todos los tamaños y orígenes. Sin olvidar de que Agile comenzó en el desarrollo de software, rápidamente encontró su camino hacia otras industrias.
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Nine things to do in your Sprint Planning

November 4, 2022
There are eight hours available for Sprint Planning. In those eight hours, a lot can be done. Too often this event is rushed, limiting the ability to maximize the possible achievements. In this article, I share nine things to do to make the most of your Sprint Planning.
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The Professional Agile Leader part 2 - Dual Operating Model, Self-Management and More

November 1, 2022
In this episode of the Scrum.org Community podcast, Kurt Bittner, PST Ron Eringa and PST Laurens Bonnema come together again to join host Dave West for a discussion on some of the topics in the new book, The Professional Agile Leader: The Leader's Journey Toward Growing Mature Agile Teams and Organizations, including the Dual Operating Model, Culture, self-management, bottom up intelligence and more!
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When Scrum Doesn't Work

November 1, 2022
Scrum is not designed to solve all problems in all business domains. There are times when Scrum used properly is a great fit for complex problem solving. But when and where does Scrum not work? When should we not be using Scrum? When would it be too much overhead for the value derived?
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Fixing OKR Theater Using Agile/Scrum Principles

November 1, 2022
Many organizations are trying to improve the alignment between strategy and execution with the OKRs framework (Objectives and Key Results). There’s good intent there, but more often than not, looking under the hood, you notice:  OKRs that look more like tasks than strategic objectives – especially by the time they reach working teams OKRs are used to micro-manage teams and individuals rather than empower and enable them.  Too many OKRs are set without any respect/consideration of the ability to deliver them sustainably while dealing with other work in the organization. Defining OKRs and then forgetting about them until it's time to grade them. (Even worse, some organizations don’t even bother with a serious consideration of how they did on their OKRs…)  These are smells of "OKR Theater" or "OKRs in Name Only."
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Stop Looking for Leaders, Start Looking for Teammates

October 31, 2022
Prof. Yaneer Bar-Yam, an eminent scientist who is known for his contribution to the mitigation of ethnic violence in Europe, the eradication of the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, and establishing the field of Complex Systems Science, discussed the reasons behind the success of self-managed and cross-functional teams.
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What happens if a Scrum team becomes too large?

October 31, 2022
According to the Scrum guide, Scrum teams typically have 10 or fewer people, including Developers, Scrum Master and Product Owner.  But what happens with a Scrum team that includes more than 10 people?  What if the Scrum team has 10, 15 even more people?

Cómo Devops y Scrum se complementan

October 29, 2022
Otra gran pregunta recurrente, ¿Por qué tenemos que hacer DevOps si hacemos Scrum?. Son 2 cosas complementarias, porqué están muy alineadas en las maneras de pensar. DevOps se trata de lograr la mentalidad correcta, igual que la mentalidad que necesita Scrum.

Facilitar los eventos Scrum

October 26, 2022
Scrum define eventos para crear cadencia, ritmo y mejorar la transparencia. Puede suceder que los miembros del equipo no encuentren utilidad en su uso o que el resultado no sea efectivo o el esperado. Estas circunstancias pueden ser mejorados con una facilitación para impactar en forma positiva en el resultado que se necesita obtener.