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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。

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.
Blog Post

 What happens to Product Backlog Items that you can’t complete by the end of the Sprint?

July 11, 2021
The purpose of the Sprint is to deliver a ‘Done’ increment which meets the Sprint Goal.  At the Sprint Planning event, the Product Owner and the Scrum Team collaborate together to create a Sprint Goal - which describes why the Sprint is valuable - after which the Development team selects Product Backlog Items which describe what will be delivered and creates a plan for how to deliver them.  

UX the Foundation of Agility

July 7, 2021
My experience tells me that IT industry has some huge problems! First, there are many products for a lot of money that do not make sense. Second, products are created that solve the right problems in the wrong way. Third, products are created that solve the right problems in the right way but are not "sexy" in the eyes of users. All these 3 problems are addressed by the so-called User Experience. Although I must say that this is an often confusing concept. Many people hearing User Experience mean User Interface, and this is only a part of the truth! UI design is included in UX, but UX is a much, much broader concept.
Blog Post

Can Scrum Work for Hard Deadlines?

July 6, 2021
If you’ve ever wondered whether Scrum can work for hard deadlines, the answer is – yes!  Not only can Scrum work in these situations, but in my experience, using this agile framework increases the probability of meeting challenging  deadlines.
Case Study

Bachelor Degree Programs with a Future in Agile from XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences

June 29, 2021
XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences, a University Partner of Scrum.org, qualifies students for tomorrow’s job profiles by offering innovative, future- proofed degree programs. All study programs uniquely combine academic teaching, first-hand expert market knowledge and practice-oriented learning of an agile mindset through concrete case studies. In this context, Scrum is incorporated into the curriculum. This case study talks about how XU Exponential University is committed to the concept of “stop doing agile, start being agile”.
Podcast

Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Product Backlog Management - Chuck Suscheck

June 23, 2021
Do you have a tough time delivering product frequently? Do you seem to always have carry over in your Sprints? Maybe you’re not refining your Product Backlog effectively. The audience asked their questions about Product Backlog management to PST Dr. Chuck Suscheck, in this episode of the Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer webinar series. You will learn about his experience and advice for Product Backlog breakdown. Chuck is a Course Steward for the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and has helped many companies break down work so that they can deliver faster and have more predictability.
Webcast

Should A Project Manager Become A Scrum Master?

June 22, 2021
This question comes up often: “I am a project manager and our company is moving to agile or Scrum, does that mean I will now become a Scrum Master?” In response, we hesitate and then give the unwelcomed answer of “It depends.” And it really does depend. The Scrum Master role is deep and wide. Scrum Masters need to support their teams while working with the rest of the people in their organizations to build awareness and enable greater agility. A Scrum Master’s job is not to manage a project or deliver status reports — duties that people associate with the role of a traditional project manager. As a matter of fact, Scrum Masters may not get involved in status reports at all. In this webinar, Eric Naiburg, COO, Scrum.org, will discuss the potential move to an agile way of working, the role of the Scrum Master, and what that means for people currently in the role of Project Manager.