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Agile Wire Podcast - Scrum And UX With Jeff Gothelf

April 9, 2020
Jeff Gothelf is the author of LeanUX as well as Sense and Respond. He is a thought leader in the UX space and working on his next book Forever Employable. We talk a bit about the idea of being sought after by organizations. Not just being a thought leader or an independent consultant. We're excited to read more then the book drops later this year.

How To Be A Good Scrum Master During A Crisis

April 9, 2020
Many teams are finding that they need to adjust to a new reality amid the covid-19 pandemic. Strategic plans lie in tatters, urgent unplanned work fills the board, stakeholders are hammering teams with requests, and routine has gone out of the window. This is a time for a Scrum Master to be pragmatic, calm, and outcome focused: providing delivery leadership without allowing process to get in the way.

Learning Scrum using Minecraft Education

April 8, 2020
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all staying home for the safety of our people. This is a hard time for all of us. While classes are re-scheduled in the Fall, some of us Scrum trainers are refocusing our energy to help the household while others are investigating how to conduct interactive online training.

3 Characteristics of Highly Agile Executives

April 3, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma revisits his experiences working with CxOs from various companies across different industries. Ravi identifies 3 common characteristics that he has seen in successful executives that lead to a greater agile mindset and success. (5:21 Minutes)

Investing for Business Agility

April 3, 2020
Evidence-Based Portfolio Management (EBM-PM) applies lean and agile principles to the challenge of investing to derive the greatest business benefit. It uses rapid delivery of small increments of value to run experiments, gather information, and adapt investment decisions based on evidence from the market. It sets clear aspirational goals to aid alignment and commitment and lets the people closest to the customer develop creative solutions that create real, measurable value.

Scrum Digital Learning Paths

March 31, 2020 has created Professional Scrum Competencies to help guide an individual’s personal development with Scrum. Building proficiency with Scrum starts with the fundamentals, Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework, and it is the foundation for personal growth. The competencies and underlying focus areas apply to the roles on the Scrum Team and to other roles in the organization such as Agile Leaders.  To help guide your learning journey beyond the classroom, we provide free digital learning paths for each role.

How to Initiate Writing a Unit Test Faster and with Little Effort

March 30, 2020
In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Brown talks about more efficient ways to initiate your unit tests with little effort and few key strokes by using a code templates to help. This could possible help you, or your teams, adhere to common test naming standard too. The approach demonstrated is in Visual Studio, and use of extension ReSharper, but it can work with other IDE's, e.g. Intellij, that allow you to have code templates too. (3:32 Minutes)

Canceling a Sprint

March 27, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham talks about the rare action of canceling a Sprint. In Scrum, this is very much the exception and not the rule. Ralph talks about when this might happen, what may cause it and how to avoid canceling a Sprint. (3:39 Minutes)

Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems

March 26, 2020
In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainers Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller walk through some content in their new book, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, and talk about how experienced Scrum Masters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership, while removing organizational impediments and helping Scrum Teams deliver real-world value. You will discover how to visualize your work, resolve impediments, and empower your teams to self-organize and deliver using advanced coaching and facilitation techniques that honor and support the Scrum Values and agile principles.

Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact?

March 24, 2020
This study explores how to measure the impact of organizations’ enterprise-wide agile transformation and offers a framework for understanding the potential. The findings are based on outcome data from more than 20 companies across six sectors.

Release Burndown Charts

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes how Burndown Charts can be used in release planning and predictions. (4:10 Minutes)

Burndown Charts Defined

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes Burndown Charts and focuses on the work within a Sprint. Ralph discusses how and why they are used and provides guidance on ways to leverage them in your teams. (4:37 Minutes)

Relative Estimation

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a set of analogies to help understand ways of estimating work against each other and independent of each other, the reasoning behind his thinking and tips for success. (4:48)