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4 Rules for Scaling Scrum

May 26, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Kate Terlecka discusses the 4 things you need to consider when looking to Scale Scrum. 3:39 Minutes

Definición de Terminado (Done)

May 26, 2017
Muchas veces sucede que la comunicación no es clara cuando se quiere definir que es terminado. Por ejemplo, cuándo un usuario especifica que requiere un reporte con cuatro columnas y que la última columna tenga un total parece algo sencillo.
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Planning in Scrum

May 22, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman demonstrates that planning in Scrum is important and does occur despite the myth that many have heard that agile does not use plans.  Stephanie discusses the several events where planning takes place and how they play a part in Scrum and your development activities.  5:29 Minutes
Blog Post

The Power of Coaching

May 20, 2017
We talk about coaching a lot in the agile world. However, what we are actually expected to do is not usually about coaching.  We do other things. We teach.  We facilitate.  We advise. We solution.  We manage.  
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CAPEX and OPEX with Scrum

May 19, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky discusses the impact of Capital Expenses and Operational Expenses when transitioning from Waterfall to Scrum.  Rich provides some advice, things to look out for and an overall explanation of the different methods.  This discussion is hosted by fellow trainer Ravi Verma.  12:38 Minutes
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It's Important to be on the Same Page

May 19, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into part 2 of a conversation about overcoming blocked agile adoptions. Professional Scrum Trainers,  Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Robert Pieper, Chad Beier and Stacy Martin talk about why it is important to have the entire organization on board, how to get them aligned and some techniques they have used.  2:45 Minutes
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Unblocking Agile Change

May 18, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into part of a conversation with Professional Scrum Trainers,  Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Robert Pieper, Chad Beier and Stacy Martin as they discuss some of their experience in dealing with stalled agile change within organizations, reasons that it has occurred and ways to overcome the challenges to get it moving again.  8:28 Minutes
Webcast

What is Your Daily DOSE for Creating Happy and Engaging Teams?

May 16, 2017
We would all agree that “happy teams create happy results”, but the big piece to the puzzle is how to create those happy and engaged teams…  In this edition of Scrum Pulse, Professional Scrum Trainer Nagesh Sharma discusses the psychological aspects of the human brain connects the dots with Scrum. A Scrum Master can be helped by better understanding the chemical makeup of the human brain to create more happy and engaged teams by leveraging the Scrum framework and embracing Servant leadership.
Blog Post

The Scrum Master Stances - 2nd Edition

May 14, 2017
The previous weeks I've taken some time to re-write the white paper "The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master". Given my sessions at Scrum Day London, Scrum Day Warsaw and Scrum Day Europe I wanted to offer the participants a paper with my latest insights and lessons learned. In this blog post I'll share the changes in this 2nd edition.
Whitepaper

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

May 12, 2017
This white paper contains Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem's personal experiences acting as a Scrum Master and the 8 stances he's documented with an in-depth perspective: The Scrum Master as a Servant Leader, Facilitator, Coach, Manager, Mentor, Teacher, Impediment Remover, and Change Agent.
Blog Post

The future in our hands

May 12, 2017
Recently I had the opportunity to give a guest lecture about "Agile Essentials" at a University of Applied Science. These students, the lecturer told me beforehand, would only be partly interested and engaged. Therefore I prepared for the worst... 
News

Scrum + DevOps = ScrumOps

May 11, 2017
This article in ADT Magazine (Application Development Trends) looks at Scrum and DevOps and how they fit well together based off of the keynote from DevOps Connect presented by Scrum.org CEO Dave West and DevOps Institute CEO Jayne Groll.
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How Do We Know the Product Definition Is Working

May 10, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into the third part of a conversation with Professional Scrum Trainers, Ravi Verma, Chad Beier, Charles Bradley and Victor Oliveira  as they discuss what it means to be a product. In this video, they look the definition of a product and how the definition could impact stakeholders. 8:07 minutes
Blog Post

Scrum Master! Are You a Connector?

May 4, 2017
In one of my previous blog articles, I wrote about the Scrum Master journey through the different levels of influence to achieve greatness. In this blog, we will explore the number one skill I believe is needed for a Scrum Master (servant leader) to be effective in order to create change and impact a Scrum team and organization.
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Scrum, Nexus and the Spotify Model

May 3, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ian Mitchell takes a look at the Nexus Framework, the Spotify Model and Scrum.  He compares, contrasts and discusses ways to scale Scrum
Webcast

Two Dimensions of Agile at Scale

May 2, 2017
Many organizations have achieved sufficient success at the single team level with Agile approaches like Scrum that they want to bring Agile to their entire enterprise.
Blog Post

Scrum strives for deep organizational change

April 29, 2017
Most of the organizational change initiatives focus on the "hard" aspects such as organizational design, process or tools. Although those are critical, often other "soft" aspects such as values, principles or culture are overlooked. As the iceberg metaphor: consider them or they may sink yout Scrum adoption!
Blog Post

Software Inventory, Part 1

April 29, 2017
How Much Software Inventory Do You Have? When I ask this question of people in IT departments, even among senior managers and finance people, I get a variety of responses.
Webcast

Scrum in Government

April 28, 2017
There is generally no bigger organization that government and with government comes politics and hierarchy, yet most government agencies around the world are attempting to become “more agile”. To achieve the goal of agility, many agencies are adopting Scrum, but with self-organization and servant leadership being somewhat new to the world of government, how does that work? 
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How Scrum Enables Business Agility

April 28, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman discusses the role that Scrum plays in creating higher levels of business agility. She takes a look at the ability to deliver value with a continuous feedback loop to ensure that the organization doesn't go too far before learning and adapting. 3:39 minutes
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What a Product Owner Should Be

April 24, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham discusses what the role of a Product Owner looks like, traits that they should have and those that may get in the way.
Webcast

Who is the Product Owner Anyway?

April 18, 2017
As Agile become mainstream increasingly organizations are looking to double down on the role of the Product Owner encouraging them to manage the intersection between technology and the business.
Slides

Sample Employee Satisfaction Exercises

April 11, 2017
Traditional software organizations have diametrically different values and operation from an Agile, Scrum based organization. You cannot simply paste a new approach on top of a traditional organization. Ken Schwaber wrote this presentation on this problem and how to measure its impact on staff. 
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Servant Leadership Defined

April 7, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ian Mitchell discusses what a servant leader is and some ideas on how to be a good one.
Datasheet

Nexus Overview Datasheet

April 5, 2017
Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum and founder of Scrum.org, created the Nexus framework and corresponding Nexus Guide to help organizations scale Scrum.  This datasheet provides a brief overview of Nexus and some ideas on next steps.
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The Customer, Not the Organization Defines What Makes a Product

April 4, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, we take a peek into the second part of a conversation with Professional Scrum Trainers, Ravi Verma, Chad Beier, Charles Bradley and Victor Oliveira  as they discuss what it means to be a product. In this video, they look at how you should not define a product based on the organizational structure, but instead on how the customer views it and its value.