Skip to main content

Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have paused all purchases and training in and from Russia.

Blog Post

7 Tips on How to Create a Culture of Continual Experimentation and Learning and How to Overcome Resistance for Change

July 30, 2021
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 waste of time and energy.
Blog Post

The Importance of Clear Accountability in Scrum 

July 25, 2021
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 intentions, the Product Owner can become too focused on the upcoming Sprint and not focused enough on the bigger picture.  The Scrum Master can become overly protective of the team, and the Developers - wishing only to please - can take on too much work, jeopardizing the Sprint Goal.     
Webcast

Agile Metrics Survey 2021 — How Do You Compare?

July 22, 2021
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 which context to get a better understanding of how becoming agile is progressing at a team level or within an organization. Watch this webinar with Professional Scrum Trainer Stefan Wolpers and Dr. Alex Bergmann, Statistician to learn what they discovered!
Blog Post

Time to Market - It’s Not Just About Speed

July 21, 2021
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, and things emerge as we do the work. So, we will be unsuccessful if we choose to follow a plan, even if we do it faster.
Blog Post

Professionalism, Leadership and EBM

July 21, 2021
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.
Blog Post

Making Measurement Meaningful with Evidence-Based Management

July 21, 2021
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 will be rewarding. The seeds of learning and changing are there.
Blog Post

Success of Implementing EBM

July 21, 2021
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.
Blog Post

Gestión Basada en Evidencia de Scrum.org

July 21, 2021
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.
Podcast

XAgility Podcast - The Theory of Scrum Team Effectiveness

July 16, 2021
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 effective whilst also debunking some of the common myths and thought patterns.
Webcast

スクラムとScrum.org™の世界

July 16, 2021
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。
Blog Post

Tobias Mayer on Agility

July 16, 2021
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.
Webcast

What is Scrum? An Introduction to Professional Scrum

July 15, 2021
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, during this session by Project Management Update with Eric Naiburg, COO, Scrum.org, many of these myths are dispelled using facts and real-world examples.
Webcast

How to Make OKRs Better - Outcomes over Outputs

July 13, 2021
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a powerful tool for setting and measuring goals, but like all power tools, they can come with great responsibility. Matt Hodgson, CEO and Executive Agile Coach of Zen Ex Machina and Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Agility at Scrum.org will discuss how to use OKRs in informed ways, so that they can help organizations improve focus and lift outcomes. In this webinar, they will explore how to improve your use of OKRs by using Evidence-Based Management, an empirical framework developed by Scrum.org, including how to align OKRs with strategic goals, and why focusing objectives on activities and outputs leads to poorer results than focusing on outcomes.