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Transparency in Queues

November 27, 2018
At one point or another in our lives we have all experienced a long queue, stuck in a car on the motorway, sat on a train waiting for an open platform. My favorite memories stretch back to that line for the lunch at primary school where it was cake and custard day!
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Why Scrum Requires Completely “Done” Software Every Sprint

November 27, 2018
In Scrum, “Done” doesn’t support adjectives like “nearly”, “pretty much” or “almost”. Work is “Done” or it isn’t . And there is a very powerful, compelling reason behind this: the Scrum Framework only helps to reduce the risk of wasting money and effort when you deliver “Done” software every Sprint; a new version of your product that is, or with the proverbial press of a button can be, released to users. In this post I underscore how essential this rule is to Scrum.
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Lessons from Scrum and Photography

November 22, 2018
Photography may sound simple but is actually a problem of complex domain. There are many variables - light, subject, motion, distance, composition, framing -  that come into play while capturing an image.
Video

A Retrospective Tool Introduction

November 15, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Andreas Ebbert-Karroum talks about Scrum Retrospective events and a tool that he has used to help improve their success rate and communication across the team.
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My Journey Toward Becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer

November 15, 2018
Woohoo! Last week marked the official announcement from Scrum.org that I’m finally a Professional Scrum Trainer. I’m excited, amazed and incredibly humbled to join this community of professionals. In this post, I would like to share this journey. Perhaps it will inspire you towards a similar journey, or help you if you’re already on it.
Video

The Definition of "Done" vs Acceptance Criteria

November 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explores the difference between the definition of "Done" and acceptance criteria. Ralph compares and contrasts the two, discussing the importance "Done" and how to best leverage them. (4:14 Minutes)
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The Pyramid of Impediments

November 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini looks at how Scrum Masters start in their role and evolve over time based on new knowledge and experience. Dominik discusses impediments that Scrum Masters run into with their Scrum Teams and how to overcome them as they learn. (5:29 Minutes)
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The Value of Scrum Certifications

November 13, 2018
Ahhh... the never-ending debate. What's the value of (Scrum) certifications? Is there any value? Why should you get certified? Is it even necessary? In this blog, Chee Hong gives his opinion about the value of certifications and the reasoning behind getting certified.
Webcast

Vodafone Applies Agile Outside of IT with Scrum

November 13, 2018
In the webinar, Kacper Mazek - Principal Consultant at Radically, Edwin Dando - Director at Radically and Professional Scrum Trainer, and Leona Cheffins - HR Business Partner at Vodafone, discuss how they used different tools, models and frameworks that helped Vodafone's business teams with Agile delivery.
News

Atlassian Agile Coach - Sprint Planning

November 11, 2018
In the this article Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org, outlines the Sprint Planning ceremony as it's described at Scrum.org. Scrum.org teaches Scrum according to the Scrum Guide, which is considered the official guide for the Scrum framework among the agile world.
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Improving SAFe Through Professional Scrum

November 7, 2018
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) is one of the most popular approaches to applying agile at scale out there. SAFe's perspective is that "Nothing beats an Agile Team" and it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel or even innovate too much when it comes to the Team level
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What Do Agile Leaders Do?

November 5, 2018
I’ve had this ongoing discussion with a few of my colleagues who says that the term “agile leader” is an oxymoron - that the ideal organization is a bunch of Scrum Teams and not much else.
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Agile Chair Exercise- Some Alternate Suggestions

November 1, 2018
If you've been at an Agile conference, been a Scrum Master for quite some time and joined an Agile meetup group (here in The Netherlands there are several), then you probably found that games can be very quick ways to energize any meeting and to drive learning through fun.
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Building TheLiberators.com: Integrate And Release Often

October 30, 2018
This week, we are building our new website with a Scrum Team. Practicing what we preach, we are doing this in the most Agile, iterative way we can. So yes, we're making all the expected mistakes. In this post, we share what we learned about flow and releasing more often - with examples that are as real-life as imaginable :)
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Scaling Scrum to the Limit

October 26, 2018
You’re likely to have been asked the question: “we need to go faster, how many more people do we need?” Most people naturally understand that just adding a random number of people isn’t likely to make us any faster in the short run.