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The Scrum Master as the Change Leader

October 28, 2017
In this blog post I'll share my view on the Scrum Master as the Change Leader. I'll briefly describe the common misunderstandings and the preferred stances of the Scrum Master. The services a Scrum Master provides for the Development Team, Product Owner and organisation, and the 3 levels that can be considered as a growth path for the Scrum Master. Want to know why the Scrum Master should be a Change Leader? Check out this article.
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Special Spanish Edition: El Sprint Review no es una demo

October 26, 2017
En este video, part de la serie Scrum Tapas, el Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Ballarin describe porqué el evento de Sprint Review es una oportunidad para optimizar el curso del desarrollo del producto a través de la inspección y adaptación por todas las partes interesadas. Suele incluir una demo que mejora la transparencia y el feedback, pero ¡es un instrumento más del evento y no su objetivo! 2:14 Minutes
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What is a Sprint Review?

October 20, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini describes the Sprint Review and tips for how to organize and run a Sprint Review. He also provides details on way to engage stakeholders in the Sprint Review making it a true inspection and adaption event and not a status meeting. 4:46 Minutes

Why PSD is such a great Training

October 19, 2017
The PSD training teaches the whole Scrum Team on how to do real Scrum. They work in Sprints, create Done software and use the appropriate tools and practices for it. It is a unique experience on how really good Scrum feels like.
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An Introduction to the Professional Scrum Developer Course

October 18, 2017
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course.  Course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Thomas Schissler and Peter Goetz, are joined by Richard Hundhausen who worked closely with Ken to architect and create the course give you insight into the structure of the class and what you will learn. 3:49 Minutes
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An Introduction to the Professional Scrum Product Owner Course

October 18, 2017
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO).  Course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham give you insight into the structure of the class and what you will learn. 1:46 Minutes
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Roles in Scrum

October 16, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Simon Reindl talks about what the Roles in Scrum using a viking ship analogy. He takes you through what it would be like for people to play multiple roles and how that could impact success. 4:18 Minutes
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What it Means to Have a Done Increment

October 16, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Thomas Schissler talks about what it means to have a "Done" Increment. He addresses the importance of "Done", how you can have multiple Increments within a Sprint and the impact that getting to "Done" has on the Scrum Team. 5:41 Minutes
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Is Scrum the Right Tool for You - Part 1

October 16, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini takes a look at how to use the Stacey Model to evaluate the right framework or method to use when delivering software based on the complexity level of the product. In this, part 1 of 2, Dominik explains the Stacey Model. In Part 2, he will explain how to use it for the evaluation. 3:52 Minutes
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Is Scrum the Right Tool for You - Part 2

October 16, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini takes a look at how to use the Stacey Model to evaluate the right framework or method to use when delivering software based on the complexity level of the product. In this, part 2 of 2, Dominik explains how to use the Stacey Model for the evaluation. In Part 1, he explains the Stacey Model. 4:43 Minutes

Agile-ish is “Kind of…..not”

October 13, 2017
When an organization decides to embark on an Agile Transformation, the first question should be, “Why?”   What does leadership hope to achieve?  Will the chosen path lead to improved ability to deliver high-quality business value?   Once the goals of t
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Balancing Certification and Training

October 12, 2017
In this Training Industry magazine article, Scrum.org Vice President of Marketing, Eric Naiburg talks about the balancing act required when looking at the value of certification when tied to training, why you need to evaluate your options and why having a test that follows training for certification can be valuable.  

It's time to learn the missing metric

October 10, 2017
Over the past years I have been looking for a metric that could indicate the agility of an organization. After a study of the more common metrics used for products and management reports, I couldn’t really find a metric that indicates the level of agility.
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Scrum turns 21 and it is not done yet

October 3, 2017
If you ask Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum you will get an interesting perspective. “Scrum has been more successful than I could have ever imagined, but I am still disappointed with most Scrum implementations.’’ This disconnect between the success of adoption with how it is being adopted was described in my keynote jointly presented with Ken at Scrum Day London.
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Scrum in India: A Panel Discussion on What Works and How to Improve

September 28, 2017
In this session, Professional Scrum Trainers Sanjay Saini, Hiren Doshi and Nagesh Sharma discuss how they work with organizations and individuals to change thought processes to become more agile. They will look at real-world examples of how they have built successful Scrum Teams, driving agile thinking across the organization. 

DevOps Cake !

September 19, 2017
As the saying goes, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. The same could be said about DevOps and its implementation in an organization. Yes, the result is magic since it aims to deliver daily business value, but the journey is even more interesting. This journey is full of organizational, technological, but especially human discoveries.
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Turn Your Feedback Loop into an Echo Chamber

September 7, 2017
I want to address those of you who don't really want the feedback. I mean, as important as feedback is, and as many times as you've heard that the central point of a Sprint Review is feedback…you're tired of it. It's pesky. And it just gets in the way of you doing what you know is right anyway.

Scrum isn’t perfect

September 6, 2017
'Scrum isn't perfect' is something I hear quite frequently, be it as an excuse not to stick to the few rules Scrum has or not to use it at all. The thing is though that no set of rules is perfect, but we're used to stick to them anyway.

5 things I learned teaching Scrum to Millennials

September 6, 2017
I recently had the pleasure of conducting Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Foundations workshop to a group of students at the nonprofit job-training program, Year Up, in Boston. Teaching this group of millennials -- motivated, talented young adults from low-income background -- was an illuminating experience that ended up teaching me something about being a Scrum trainer as well as the future of software development.  
Whitepaper

The Convergence of Scrum and DevOps

September 5, 2017
Jointly written by Scrum.org and the DevOps Institute, this paper looks at how modern IT operates and how the different parts of the organization can work together to deliver working software with greater agility.