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Professional Scrum Trainers - In Depth: Exploring the Journeys of Scrum.org PSTs featuring Reggie Gardner

February 24, 2022
If you are familiar with Scrum.org, 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 Scrum.org students. In several episodes of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, our host and Scrum.org 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, Dave interviews PST Reggie Gardner based in Utah, US about his experiences. (17:41 Minutes)
Webcast

Common Scrum Myths and How to Correct Them!

February 22, 2022
The 2020 Scrum Guide provides only the necessary guidelines within which teams use Scrum to deliver value. Sometimes, myths about the guidelines of the Scrum framework can result in teams adopting practices which do not add value to the Scrum Team. By exposing these myths, you can help accelerate the delivery of value for your team. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Mary Iqbal discusses some of the most common myths about Scrum and how to correct them!

How to Sabotage A Product Owner — 53 Anti-Patterns from the Trenches

February 22, 2022
One of my favorite exercises from my Professional Scrum Product Owner classes is how to best sabotage a Product Owner as a member of the middle management. The exercise rules are simple: You’re not allowed to use any form of illegal activity. So, outsourcing the task to a bunch of outlaws is out of the question. Instead, you are only allowed to use practices that are culturally acceptable within your organization.
Case Study

Insurance Company Uses Professional Scrum™ for Business Process Improvement and Cost Containment

February 19, 2022
A case study highlighting the use of Scrum in a non-software organization: The Hong Kong medical branch of a large insurance company engaged with Ken Kwan, Professional Scrum Trainer to help them with their agile transformation with a focus on using the Scrum framework to improve their business processes, accelerate health insurance services capabilities and minimize cost. 
Podcast

Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Scaling Scrum with Nexus - Part 2

February 17, 2022
In this special episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer moderated by Patricia Kong, as a follow up to December's Ask a PST session, PSTs Kate Hobler, Rich Hundhausen and Jesse Houwing answer questions related to Scaling Scrum using the Nexus framework. They  provide insights on scaling Scrum. They answer questions about choosing a scaling framework, the Nexus Integration Team, managing dependencies and more!
Blog Post

How to live the 4 values in the Agile Manifesto

February 17, 2022
The Agile Manifesto (penned in 2001) includes four values and 12 principles that describe a new approach to complex work. Agile is an umbrella term comprising a variety of frameworks and approaches to value delivery, including Scrum.  Previously, we discussed the 12 principles included in the Agile Manifesto and how they play out in the real world.  This week, we turn our attention to each of the manifesto’s four values. 

Are DAOs the Future of Agile Organizations?

February 14, 2022
In my Professional Scrum Training and coaching sessions with teams, I’m often asked about how to navigate organizations’ centralized planification. In this article, I'll share an alternative to traditional organizations’ top-down structures - DAOs. We will discover what they are, how they support Scrum teams to better achieve their goals, and why this is a game changer.

An Introduction to Scrum

February 11, 2022
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma takes viewers through a quick overview of the Scrum Framework providing an understanding of the Events, Artifacts and Scrum Team along with some background on Scrum theory itself. (4:10 Minutes)

The Essence of Empiricism

February 10, 2022
That is the very essence of Empiricism - that there exists no "correct" way of working on a complex situation. And even if it does exist, it is not possible to know it in advance. Hence the entire process should be a series of controlled experiments and data-driven decisions aiming towards the overarching goal.
Blog Post

How the 12 principles in the Agile Manifesto work in real life

February 9, 2022
The Scrum framework comes with its own guardrails and values, but it is worth taking a moment to consider the base upon which Scrum is founded by examining the principles and values of the Agile Manifesto.  The Agile Manifesto includes four values and 12 principles that describe a better way to approach complex work.  In this article, we will discuss each of the 12 principles and what they mean in the real world.
Blog Post

The Most Valuable Thing to Do Next

February 7, 2022
Scrum involves a radically different mindset that involves fully embracing Empiricism, or making decisions based upon what is known. Rather than creating project plans, teams rely upon Goals to measure success. The list of the most valuable things to do next is the Product Backlog, and it is the plan, but it is an ever changing plan that evolves as more is learned.