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Scrum Master Trends Survey Results Webinar

March 20, 2019
In this webinar, Dave West, CEO & Product Owner, Scrum.org and Stefan Wolpers, Founder, Age of Product, explore the results including salary trends and agile adoption patterns, while also exploring gender equality within the Scrum Master role. They provide insights on what the results of this survey may predict for the Scrum Master role moving forward.
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WIP - Work in...What?

March 19, 2019
Scrum and Kanban are a great combination. With this insight more and more Scrum Teams become aware of terms and phrases used in Kanban. Like 'WIP'.
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Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile Part 1

March 18, 2019
The topic of Agile Metrics inevitably comes up in many situations and conversations. For the Scrum practitioners these somehow are a subset of Velocity and Burn ups and downs. Now, there's a whole world out there, that operates with much reacher vocabulary of metrics. Professional Scrum With Kanban (PSK) by Scrum.org brings that world of fantastic Agile Metrics back to Scrum. In this series of posts I will review those metrics using great software - ActionableAgile, provided by fellow PST, Daniel Vacanti.
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Take a Break

March 12, 2019
As leaders, we are connected 24/7. Being connected with our mobile devices has meant we’re always available all the time. We have the pressure to move faster. Do more with less time. To our benefit and also to our detriment, we end up doing it.
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Let's Remove "Agile" from Agile Leadership

March 11, 2019
What exactly is “agile” or even an agile leader? This is one of the biggest problems our industry faces. Ask a room full of people to answer and you may get as many answers. Common ones include “it’s a mindset” or “it’s a software methodology” etc…
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As a Leader — Why I Love to Teach!

March 5, 2019
As a Global Vice President at a major financial institution, I spend two days a week teaching Product Ownership, Agile Leadership, Scrum, and Kanban to 25 employees per week. As a Professional Scrum Trainer, I’ve taught over 1500 people through the years. This experience has made me a better leader.
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Equality - accountabilities in Scrum

March 4, 2019
The Scrum Team consists of accountabilities devides over three roles. The only three roles needed in Scrum. But all needed! And all equally important to be successful. If we would practice Scrum within our companies the way described in this way we can all be successful in delivering incremental value to our customers each Sprint.
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Improving your Definition of Done

March 1, 2019
The purpose of Scrum is to create a potentially releasable Done Product Increment, in order to realize business value. Many teams struggle in improving their Definition of Done. The technique described here allows for greater transparency on what the Definition of Done is, and what the next steps are.
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How to Select and Develop Individuals for Successful Agile Teams

February 26, 2019
In this webinar, Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org and Wouter Aghina, a partner in the McKinsey & Company Amsterdam office explore the key attributes companies should be looking for when developing agile teams and share real-life examples of how pinpointing these traits and values can foster success.
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When Done is Too Hard

February 24, 2019
The Scrum Guide is markedly ambitious in the standard of professionalism it demands of a team. Development Team members must be self-organizing and cross-functional, to the point that they will repeatedly and sustainably create a valuable product increment...
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One and Done?

February 19, 2019
In the last decade, we have realized that we cannot plan all up front in a linear process to develop software. We are solving complex problems, which require us to use an empirical process, lean UX practices, and a supporting technology platform that allows us to build, measure, learn and apply the learning in a repeatable fashion.
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How to Get a Head Start with Scrum

February 14, 2019
Scrum is easy to understand, yet difficult to master. The Scrum Guide says so and it's true. If you have worked with Scrum in your organization you probably recognize it also. It's not difficult to start with Scrum.