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Professional Scrum Trainers - In Depth: Exploring the Journeys of Scrum.org PSTs featuring Ferzeen Anis

March 22, 2022
If you are familiar with Scrum.org, you may associate the organization with Professional Scrum and/or Professional Scrum Training Courses and Certifications. Behind those hands-on training courses are highly qualified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs), who go through a rigorous process to take their real world Scrum experience and create value for Scrum.org students. In several episodes of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, our host and Scrum.org CEO Dave West interviews Professional Scrum Trainers about their experiences that led to their becoming a PST and exploring what Professional Scrum means to them. In this episode, we interview Ferzeen Anis based in Australia.
Blog Post

The Order of Events in Scrum Matters

March 21, 2022
Teams that change the framework are not using Scrum and are missing out on some of its benefits.  The Scrum framework consists of 5 events, 3 accountabilities, 3 artifacts and five values.  Today, we will talk about the order of the events in Scrum. 

[Podcast] Scrum Master Career Paths

March 20, 2022
What's up awesome people? I hope you are well and keeping safe. I have been asked many times recently about the career paths for Scrum Master. I personally think Scrum Master should not be a job title. But what does that mean to Scrum Master career path if Scrum Master is not a job title ... I think it creates lots of doors of possibilities. In today's podcast episode I share four possibilities for Scrum Master career paths. Hopefully it also inspire those of you in the Human Resources or People Operations department to redesign not only career paths for Scrum Master but also career path at your company in general. Enjoy the podcast and have a great week ahead folks.
Video

An Introduction to Professional Scrum from International Project Management Day 2021

March 15, 2022
In this session, Eric Naiburg, Chief Operating Officer for Scrum.org, provides an overview of the Scrum framework. He’ll discuss how Scrum enables agility, and how an empirical process can empower teams that use it. You’ll learn about the empirical process in Scrum where decisions are made based on observation and experimentation rather than on detailed upfront planning.  We will apply this learning using facts and real-world examples.
Blog Post

Don't Mess with Scrum

March 15, 2022
Scrum is simple, but that simplicity means that each of its elements is essential.  The values, accountabilities, artifacts and events are all part of the framework for a reason.  Teams that mess with the framework are messing with Scrum.  Teams that make changes to the elements limit Scrum's effectiveness and aren't really using Scrum.  This article discusses some of the things in the Scrum framework teams shouldn't mess with but often do. 
Webcast

Scrum.org Events for International Women's Day

March 10, 2022
The theme of International Women's Day this year is Break the Bias. This theme calls on individuals to speak up against bias, stereotypes and discrimination. In Scrum, diversity is important for teams to thrive. Different perspectives, cultures, genders, races and backgrounds all add tremendous value in helping people and teams solve complex problems. During the week of March 8, which is International Women's Day, Scrum.org is hosting a series of events to celebrate and provide opportunities to connect with women in the Agile community.
Podcast

Professional Scrum Trainers - In Depth: Exploring the Journeys of Scrum.org PSTs featuring Steven Deneir

March 9, 2022
If you are familiar with Scrum.org, you may associate the organization with Professional Scrum and/or Professional Scrum Training Courses and Certifications. Behind those hands-on training courses are highly qualified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs), who go through a rigorous process to take their real world Scrum experience and create value for Scrum.org students. In several episodes of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, our host and Scrum.org CEO Dave West interviews Professional Scrum Trainers about their experiences that led to their becoming a PST and exploring what Professional Scrum means to them. In this episode, Dave interviews PST Steven Deneir based in Belgium about his experiences. (18:10 Minutes)
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An Introductory Video Series to Scrum

March 9, 2022
In this 18 part series of short Scrum Tapas videos, Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan Brook walks viewers through the Scrum Framework piece-by-piece, explaining each area and providing insights into how Scrum is used.  
Webcast

How Scrum can help “Break the Bias” - Special edition Scrum Pulse for International Women's Day

March 8, 2022
The theme of International Women's Day this year is Break the Bias. This theme calls on individuals to speak up against bias, stereotypes and discrimination. In Scrum, diversity is important for teams to thrive. Different perspectives, cultures, genders, races and backgrounds all add tremendous value in helping people and teams solve complex problems. In this discussion moderated by Patricia Kong, Professional Scrum Trainers Glaudia Califano, Reshma (Simran) Nagrani and Mica Syjuco breakdown what resonates with them regarding this theme of “Break the Bias” and then discuss how Scrum can help alleviate bias in their work as women in the Agile community and also in their personal lives.
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Pausing Training and Certifications in Russia

March 3, 2022
We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of this violence. Over the past few days we have been working together with members of our community to decide on a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our intent is to stop the flow of economic transactions moving in and out of Russia.
Blog Post

Refinement Myths

March 2, 2022
With the rapid increase in the adoption of Scrum and other Agile frameworks over the past several years, I’m not surprised that a few misconceptions and myths about Scrum have surfaced.  While many more organizations embrace Scrum, many individual practitioners have not undertaken formal training.  It’s the perfect environment for misinformation and confusion.