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Scrum and SAFe: Better Together

November 22, 2021
There’s been plenty of discussion over the years comparing and contrasting Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), which has set up a premise that you must choose one or the other. But in actuality, Scrum and SAFe can be friends and work well together. This whitepaper by Avanade and Scrum.org tackles this.

How to Give Effective Feedback

November 22, 2021
Many self-managing teams struggle to reach a truly high-performing state. When an organisation moves to a self-management model, a key service centralised management traditionally played – giving feedback – is often ignored, leaving teams struggling to truly grow. In this article, we share how to give effective feedback to improve both team and individual performance.

How to receive feedback

November 22, 2021
A culture of feedback is a critical element of an adaptive organisation. While people have talked about how to give effective feedback, little has been said on how to receive it, until now.
Blog Post

The Daily Scrum Event: 5 Surprisingly Common Misconceptions

November 21, 2021
It might surprise you that even those with years of Scrum practice sometimes make statements about the framework that are, well, inaccurate. The Scrum Guide outlines how teams can learn to work together to deliver complex work. It’s not a how-to list of instructions, and perhaps that’s what leads to misinterpretation.  Last week, we discussed some of the most common, if well-meaning, misconceptions about Scrum in general.  Today, we’ll dive further into this topic with a focus on the Daily Scrum event.

How to Pass PSPO I

November 18, 2021
The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course has evolved over the years and the PSPO I assessment has become even more difficult! I consider this assessment the most difficult of all the Scrum.org entry level assessments and it pays to be prepared. Here then, is my updated guide on how to pass the PSPO I assessment.
Webcast

Stop Pretending to Be Agile

November 16, 2021
In this Scrum Pulse webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Mary Iqbal discusses the common signs of pretending to be agile and how you can use Empiricism to stop pretending.
Video

An Introduction to Scrum.org

November 16, 2021
Through this short introductory video viewers will gain an understanding of what Scrum.org does, its mission, a description of Professional Scrum and what makes Scrum.org different.
Blog Post

5 Common Misconceptions about Scrum

November 14, 2021
​​​​​​​According to the 15th annual State of Agile Report, there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks this year.  Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.  This rapid growth undoubtedly means many individuals working within agile frameworks have not undertaken formal training in it.  It’s the perfect environment for misinformation to spread.  Below are a few of the most common misconceptions about Scrum.  
News

Why Does the Scrum Guide Keep Changing?

November 14, 2021
The latest Scrum Guide updates saw the release of the 5th version of the Scrum Guide in 2020. A number of changes have been made to the framework, while we believe some are worth considering, some aren’t that important. Some very important changes have been made to the Scrum Guide over the years and this article covers why there was a need for these changes.
Podcast

Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - John Riley and Ben Thorp

November 9, 2021
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PSTs John Riley and Ben Thorp answer questions related to regulating workflow effectively and developing a test-first mindset. They provide insight on practices and techniques useful to kickstarting continuously delivering software and non-software products.

Reflection on the 5 Year Anniversary of the PTN Program

November 3, 2021
As we head toward the five year anniversary of announcing the Scrum.org Global Professional Training Network (PTN) program read a reflection on the value that this group of partner organizations has brought to Scrum.org, the Professional Scrum Trainer community and most importantly the students who have taken Professional Scrum classes from these partners.  
Webcast

5 Ways to Improve Your Scrum Team's Process

November 3, 2021
There is a lot going on when it comes to delivering complex products in an uncertain and constantly changing world. In this webinar, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman breaks it down to 5 ways Scrum Teams can discover their opportunities to improve the many different aspects of their process.
Blog Post

What is Iterative, Incremental Delivery? The Hunt for the Perfect Example.

November 3, 2021
Iterative, incremental delivery is critical to a successful Agile team.  Without it, Agile is really just window dressing.  Here are five examples that attempt to illustrate the concept of iterative, incremental delivery in a single image.  No example is perfect.  Let me know what you think in the comments and if you have another way to explain these concepts.

Product Owner, improvisación o adaptación

October 31, 2021
La agilidad no ha parado de extenderse en los última década e incluso las organizaciones que miraban con recelo todo este movimiento están dando sus primeros pasos y viendo cómo pueden sumarse aumentando así su competitividad. ¿Cómo está conviviendo en estas compañías mentalidades tan diferentes? ¿Cómo están respondiendo los Product Owners a las necesidades?