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When using the Scrum framework, the Retrospective is the final event in a Sprint. In this article, we will discuss ideas to use when planning your next Sprint Retrospective.
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Algunos anti patrones de un Scrum Master que pueden no ayudar a ser un líder servicial.
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When talking about applying Scrum and Agile, we are hardwired to think about America and Europe, not about Africa. I must confess I am totally ignorant about the status of Scrum and Agile in Africa. Needless to say, I was excited to be invited to Ivory Coast for a PSM-1 and PSPO-1 training in the ci...
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In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Martijn Magermans and Agile HR Expert Astrid Karsten, author of Toolkit for Agile Talent Development,will take you with them on a journey through agile HR from a Scrum perspective. This webinar is for both HR professionals with an interest in Agile & Scrum...
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How effectively a Nexus works depends on its ability to eliminate dependencies. Eliminating dependencies simplifies integration. Scrum Masters who efficiently perform cross-team refinements save time. Saving time saves money. 
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In March 2021, I was conversing with a CTO of a Product based company. He asked me a question that if it was worth employing a Scrum Master. We discussed the topic by exchanging opinions, and I explained my viewpoint.
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There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One area where Scrum’s nature of being intentionally incomplete causes issues regularly is whether Scrum teams shall stick to the event ...
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I interviewed a Scrum Master candidate last week. This blog is inspired by him.
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Desde hace 16 meses he recibido incontables preguntas relacionadas con el trabajo remoto en equipos.
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One of my favorite sayings is “Inspection without adaptation is waste”. For continuous improvement it is important not only to identify things that did not go so well but to also change something in the way you are working. If you change nothing, the inspection did not have an impact at all and is a...
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Does the role of the Scrum Master go away with time? For addressing the doubt, first, understand the role of a Scrum Master clearly. 
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Every company has customer focus in its vision or mission statement, but is it really? As an employee of a development team, how do I know if this is the case?
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When we introduce Scrum to some companies, sometimes the question arises - "Why are there so many meetings in Scrum? When do you do 'real work'?" I've been answering this question verbally for so many years, I thought it was time to write a blog. So here's my answer - don't use Scrum! It ...
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When we introduce Scrum to an organization, many people are skeptical of the monetary benefits and ROI of the Scrum Master position. The question I am often asked is - "How do you justify the salary of the Scrum Master?"
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Can a Scrum Team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team is self-managing, according to the Scrum manual, also known as the Scrum Guide. So, let’s explore this question at the very heart of team autonomy.
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A Scrum team consists of three clear accountabilities: one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers.  Often, when working with a Scrum team struggling with excessive conflict or a lack of trust, I find the culprit is a lack of clarity around each of these accountabilities.  Even with the best...
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In this blog post, I share 10 success factors that emerged from a community meetup. These factors helped Scrum practitioners prevent or fix Zombie Scrum in their team and organization.
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In the past few months I have heard several of my clients said that Scrum does not work and ask me to fix it.
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1. I did not clarify up front to my prospects how important their ROI is to me 2. After closing the deal, I did not educate my clients on the definition of ROI 3. I did not educate them in the research backed approach from the ROI Institute that helps organizations manage the ROI of Learning...
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In 2020 and 2021, more than 1,153 participants from over 20 countries and organizations from less than 50 to more than 10,000 employees participated in a hands-on survey on agile metrics launched by Berlin-Product-People. The goal of this survey was to learn about who is using what agile metrics in ...
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TL; DR: Linking Strategy to Everyday Work w/ John Cutler — ACB21 In this highly engaging speaker session from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, John Cutler delves into the advantages of linking strategy to everyday work: Motivation, inspiration, seeing the big picture despite working on a small iterati...
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On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM:  Is the Scrum Master Role an Entry Level Job?
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I am often asked how to create better goals. This comes up at the team level, and it also comes up for the wider organization. When we are dealing with complexity, there is no one right way, no perfect template, and no best practice. And I find it helpful to look at the goals people are using today,...
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He sido un defensor del marco de gestión basada en evidencias (Evidence Based Management, EBM) de Scrum.org durante algunos años.
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The role of an agile leader is to create and foster an environment where empiricism thrives to support the delivery of value. Evidence Based Management supports this, by providing a framework to link goals and objective measures to provide insights in to how effectively the organisation is working.
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When I’m describing the Key Value Areas (KVAs) of Evidence-Based Management, I find Time to Market is often misunderstood to mean “just go faster.” We need to scrub off the scent of “we know what we need to do, we just need to do it faster.” In complexity, goals and execution have a lot of unknowns,...
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Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) is the newest course in the Scrum.org portfolio. To prepare the launch and our trainer community for this one-day workshop, we ran several train-the-trainer events. I enjoyed participating in one of those, and I am glad to share my ...
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Today, Scrum.org launches the new Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence Based Management ™  (EBM) training course.
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EBM provides organizations with an opportunity to use empiricism to improve customer outcomes by delivering greater value. It helps to improve collaboration by elevating conversations from opinion-based discussions to evidence-based discussions and decisions. EBM may feel awkward at first, but it wi...
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Discover how EBM solves many challenges for Product Owners.
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Previously, I have described some challenges with the Evidence-Based Management implementation. There are plenty of challenges regarding the process of applying Evidence-Based Management, there are also great results.
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We have now launched a new Scrum.org course – Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (EBM), and it is an exceptional occasion to share my experience with implementing the framework.
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In industries ranging from financial services to consulting and defense, we can find countless examples of how organizations employed incentive plans that produced behavior not aligned to the organization's desired strategic goals.
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One personality trait we look for in managers is confidence. And rightfully so: It is needed to be able to make decisions and stand by them in adverse circumstances. The manager personalities I have met in my years of consulting, training and coaching management in transformation contexts have m...
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Sprint Planning is an important event that has a significant impact on the team’s effectiveness and productivity during the Sprint. The most critical aspects of successful sprint planning are the level of the team’s commitment to the goal of the sprint and handling the Sprint Backlog. To encourage...
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Q: What is the relationship between EBM and OKRs? A: OKRs are a powerful technique for setting goals and measuring against goals. Some organizations use OKRs as a practice that helps them with EBM. What EBM adds to the OKR technique is an agile and iterative way for the organization to improve t...
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La Gestión basada en evidencia de Scrum.org es un marco de trabajo que provee un enfoque empírico para mejorar continuamente el valor entregado a los clientes, las capacidades organizacionales para entregar ese valor y los resultados de negocio en un entorno de alta incertidumbre.
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More than 10 years of helping organizations travel on the path to Agility have taught me some hard lessons about what differentiates the organizations that practice self-defeating pseudo agility from those who practice authentic, evidence based agility.
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A contratação de profissionais da área de Tecnologia da Informação está cada vez mais difícil. De acordo com dados da Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (Brasscom), até o ano de 2024, o Brasil precisará de 420 mil profissionais de Tecnologia da Informação (T...
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TL; DR: Ignoring Self-Management — Undermining Scrum from the Start There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. One of Scrum’s first principles is self-management. It is based o...
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How should leaders ensure that they and their teams execute against what they know? Check out this blog post for some key ideas
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This episode of the Xagility podcast with John Coleman brings you 5 years worth of research by the extremely knowledgeable Christiaan Verwijs and Dr Daniel Russo. Throughout the last half decade, these two have embarked on a journey to shed more light on what it is exactly that makes Scrum Teams eff...
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変化の激しい時代に対応していくために、アジャイル開発を採用する企業が増えています。アジャイルには様々なフレームワークが存在しますが、中でも代表的なものが「スクラム」と呼ばれるフレームワークです。本ウェビナーでは、スクラムの共同開発者であるKen Schwaber氏が設立した組織Scrum.org™のCOOであるEric Naiburg氏をお招きし、スクラムと、Scrum.org™についてご紹介いただきます。
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There is one frequent question that I encounter in my workshops. There is a piece of information that is missing in the Scrum Guide. Interestingly, It is regarding the managers. Where is the role of Manager in Scrum?
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Ha salido el ’15th Annual State of Agile’. Cómo sabes es un reporte sobre la agilidad en el mundo.  Te dejamos el link de nuestro análisis del 2020 para que puedas comparar.
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There are loads of blog posts, articles and podcasts about agile - what it should be, what it should do, how it should look? The problem is that a lot of what’s out there is hypothetical and not based on field experience.
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Hey. What's happening awesome people? I hope you are having an awesome week. Ever since the Scrum Guide was updated in November 2020 and the Product Goal has been introduced, I have worked with several Scrum teams in early 2021 to connect their Objective Key Results with the Product Goal.
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Although Scrum has been around for more than 25 years, it is still new to many. In this session, we provide an overview of the Scrum framework, discuss how Scrum enables agility and ways that empiricism can empower the teams that use it. Like with any form of process, there are myths that arise, dur...
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TL; DR: Sustainable Agility at the Enterprise Level w/ Jorgen Hesselberg — ACB21 In this highly engaging speaker session on sustainable agility from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Jorgen Hesselberg delves into the root cause of failing agile transformation efforts: Rejection by the organization as t...
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When scaling Scrum, we balance cost and effort with benefits and advantages. Costs and effort come from adding teams. Benefits and advantages come from delivering more value in the same amount of time. 
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