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Refinement Revised

March 13, 2020
One of the topics that often is unclear when starting with Scrum. You can teach ‘what’ it is. Sometimes it helps to point north to ‘why’ we do refinement. Good facilitation skills definitely help during refinement as well as a toolbox of structures and techniques will help with the ‘how’.

Development Team Anti-Patterns

March 11, 2020
After covering the Scrum Master and the Product Owner, this article addresses Development Team anti-patterns, covering all Scrum Events as well as the Product Backlog artifact. Learn more about what to look out for if you want to support your fellow teammates.

Status Quo (Scaled) Agile Survey Results

February 21, 2020
The 4th survey “Status Quo (Scaled) Agile” now gave some interesting answers helping organizations to position their own agile activities and helping to define an appropriate strategy where and how to use the agile on team level or scaled agile on the level of programs or organizations.

1 Question, 48 Answers and the Path to Professional Scrum

February 20, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma provides a template to help viewers think about the elements of Scrum in a professional manner.  Ravi thinks about each element as a way to empirically increase value, decrease waste and manage risk.  By being able to explain how Scrum and its elements create transparency into value, waste and risk and then how they enable inspection and adaptation, you will be on your way to better understand each of the elements of Scrum. (3:07 Minutes)

Scrum for Marketing Podcast Episode 5 - Capacity Planning

February 20, 2020
In this, our fifth podcast examining Agile Marketing, we discuss what capacity planning means when you use Scrum and how it can be balanced with an annual planning cycle, to meet those business goals and get the most out of your people. (31:03 Minutes)

10 Coaching Questions to Enable Self-Organization

February 19, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma looks at how learned habits as a manager can impact ones ability to coach people and teams. He goes on to provide tips to help Scrum Masters and coaches to make a transition from problem solving to the stance of coaching. (5:33 Minutes)