Capital One was recently faced with the challenge of building a brand new product in 3 months. Not only did they meet this goal, but they were able to deliver their first release 3 weeks early. How did they do it? How were they able to build an entirely new product in such a short time frame? What hurdles did they face? How were they able to overcome them?
Two consultants from AgileSparks have recently been awarded the highest accreditation by Scrum.org, founded by Ken Schwaber (Scrum inventor) - Professional Scrum Trainer.
Starting this month, AgilSparks will begin to transfer official certification courses from Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Product Owner to Israel and around the world. Erez Thatcher , CEO of AgileSparks, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to bring to Israel the highest quality certifications in the Scrum market."
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Steve Porter tells a story about his experience as a Product Owner and why his mistrust for the Scrum Team was a mistake and how the Product Owner should use the Sprint Backlog as a way of building that trust. Steve discusses the right ways to communicate with the Scrum Team and how the Product Owner is responsible for the "what" and the Scrum Team for the "how". 4:07 Minutes
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Wilbert Seele discusses the importance of separating what you are building from why you are building it. He talks about how people make buying decisions and that at the end of the day, you need to build products to solve problems. 2:12 Minutes
What is a Product Owner... and how different is it than the role of a Product Manager? Is it different at all? These questions and others are discussed with Dave West, CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org -- one of the leading organizations helping companies with agile and scrum practices.
The Ghana Police Service is in trouble. Over the last few last few decades, each new Police organisation and government has tried in various ways to carry out some change but most changes have been ad-hoc, temporary, not robust enough or strategic. The old problems return to haunt new administrations and many police officers and the Public has lost hope.
As a travelling Scrum and DevOps consultant I’m constantly asked “should our team use Scrum”? Now you might think that being a Professional Scrum Trainer – and serious Scrum fanboy – I would always answer “Yes!”. Well, you would be wrong.
In this blog post, we will describe the myth that the Sprint Backlog is fixed during the Sprint. We'll bust this myth by offering the perspective from the Scrum Guide and describing the difference between forecast and commitment.
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.
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
We describe the myth that the Scrum Master should always be present during the Daily Scrum. We'll offer the perspective from the Scrum Guide, describe examples of problems in how Scrum is applied and share tips & tricks on how to make the Daily Scrum more effective.
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.
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course. 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
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO). 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
When multiple Scrum Teams are working on one product, shared DoD becomes necessary. DoD helps to ensure that each increment is transparent by the end of every Sprint and creates a shared understanding of what “Done” means.
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.
Although people with disabilities do have special needs, their purchase power isn’t special: it’s the same as everyone else’s. No longer can we think of accessibility as a compliance play. It’s simply good business. Let me frame this point with my story.
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.
Our real-time, globalized world thrives increasingly on information and technology. The balance of businesses and society has rapidly shifted from industrial (often physical) labor to digital (often virtual) activities.
In this talk from Scrum Day Germany, Dave West CEO and Product Owner of Scrum.org describes how Scrum is being used at scale and how organizations are managing the friction between the needs of Agile and the traditional needs of the organization. 41:47 Minutes
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Scrum es un proceso de gestión que reduce la complejidad en el desarrollo de productos para satisfacer las necesidades de los clientes. La gerencia y los equipos de Scrum trabajan juntos alrededor de requisitos y tecnologías para entregar productos funcionando de manera incremental usando el empirismo.
In this article, I suggest that you take a look at the role of a Scrum Master with a help of causal loop diagrams. They help to see a bigger picture of what is happening over time. Quite often, we observe the cause-and-effect relationships on a short-time horizon period, and do not notice when the links are spaced in time.
In this blog post I've shared the idea of doing a free Retrospective after every training we provide. The goal of this session is to inspect the progress that has been made and define actionable and committed improvements for the upcoming period.
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.