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If You Want to go Faster, Try Empowering your Teams...

April 6, 2022
Some years ago, I was working with a team developing a new product at a technology company.  The team was concerned that their Time to Market (T2M) was too slow, and they believed that they would be able to improve it by automating their build-and-test process. Automating any manual process is usually a good investment to improve T2M, but I suggested that we should first look at their overall T2M using a very simplified value stream map to understand where they were spending their time. 
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The Value Of The PSM III & PSPO III Certifications

April 1, 2022
To date, less than 1500 people have passed the PSM III or PSPO III assessments and gained the associated certifications. This has always struck me as a low number. The post will explore why that might be, why the number should not be so low and why you might want to consider gaining one of these advanced certifications.
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28+2 Sprint Anti-Patterns 🇩🇪

March 31, 2022
Willkommen zum Sprint Anti-Patterns-Artikel aus unserer Serie über Scrum-Anti-Patterns. Ich adressiere in diesem Artikel sprintbezogene Fehlverhalten der drei Scrum-Rollen, der Stakeholder bzw. Interessenvertreter sowie des IT-Management.

The Professional Agile Leader

March 29, 2022
The Professional Agile Leader is a realistic, practical guide, written by three Scrum pioneers who demonstrate proven ways to foster responsive and adaptive team cultures. They structure powerful lessons around a case study based on decades of experience helping agile leaders achieve and sustain transformations. Their strategic deep dives reveal how to rediscover the customer, shift from output to impact, convert predictable existential crises into opportunities, grow leaders everywhere, and much more. Best of all, they never settle for high-level hand-waving--they show you how it's really done.
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Four types of Product Owners and how to deal with them

March 28, 2022
Recently I had an epiphany, realising that most of my writing has been for Product Owners and how to they should interact with the environment, but what about how to interact with Product Owners? What are some characteristics and traits you may encounter as a stakeholder, manager or leader of a Product Owner.

Discovering the PST Journey: An Event for Women

March 25, 2022 has an intentional focus on increasing the diversity of our Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Community. As a result, we are pleased to bring you opportunities specifically for women and non-binary Scrum practitioners who are interested in learning about the journey to becoming a PST

Professional Scrum Trainers - In Depth: Exploring the Journeys of PSTs featuring Ferzeen Anis

March 22, 2022
If you are familiar with, you may associate the organization with Professional Scrum and/or Professional Scrum Training Courses and Certifications. Behind those hands-on training courses are highly qualified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs), who go through a rigorous process to take their real world Scrum experience and create value for students. In several episodes of the Community Podcast, our host and CEO Dave West interviews Professional Scrum Trainers about their experiences that led to their becoming a PST and exploring what Professional Scrum means to them. In this episode, we interview Ferzeen Anis based in Australia.
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The Order of Events in Scrum Matters

March 21, 2022
Teams that change the framework are not using Scrum and are missing out on some of its benefits.  The Scrum framework consists of 5 events, 3 accountabilities, 3 artifacts and five values.  Today, we will talk about the order of the events in Scrum. 
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[Podcast] Scrum Master Career Paths

March 20, 2022
What's up awesome people? I hope you are well and keeping safe. I have been asked many times recently about the career paths for Scrum Master. I personally think Scrum Master should not be a job title. But what does that mean to Scrum Master career path if Scrum Master is not a job title ... I think it creates lots of doors of possibilities. In today's podcast episode I share four possibilities for Scrum Master career paths. Hopefully it also inspire those of you in the Human Resources or People Operations department to redesign not only career paths for Scrum Master but also career path at your company in general. Enjoy the podcast and have a great week ahead folks.