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The Inevitability of change

July 15, 2020
There is no such thing as an Agile Transformation, Digital Transformation, DevOps Transformation, or any of the Whatever Transformation that you can think of or have been sold. You can’t buy agility, and you certainly can’t install it. There is no end state, no optimal outcome, No best practices. We are no longer factory workers.

Is Kanban Linear?

July 14, 2020
A typical Kanban board shows a series of steps or activities that work passes through. Does this mean that Kanban is only suitable for "linear" processes? Scrum is a proven strategy for addressing complex adaptive problems, so if Kanban is linear, is it an unsuitable complimentary practice to add to Scrum?

Getting Started with Scrum Canvas

July 13, 2020
Whether you're launching your first Scrum effort or starting your twelfth, the 'Getting Started with Scrum' canvas can help organize your thoughts on what is needed to kick off your first Sprint.

Scrum Tune-Up Canvas

July 13, 2020
Even the best Scrum implementations can use a little tune-up now and then to stay healthy! Our 'Scrum Tune-Up' canvas helps you explore team and organizational dynamics to improve and get more value out of your Scrum. 

Should We Use Scrum Canvas

July 13, 2020
It doesn't make sense to use Scrum for everything, but it can be hard to beat in the world of complexity. This canvas will help teams explore their existing environment and reveal challenges the team might face whether they use Scrum or not. 
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Wer trifft den Release-Entscheid?

July 13, 2020
Ein Produkt für Kunden verfügbar zu machen ist der einzige Weg für ein Unternehmen, mit diesem Produkt Wert zu generieren. Erst wenn ein Produkt am Markt verfügbar ist, sind Kunden bereit, Geld dafür zu bezahlen. Wer aber entscheidet, ob ein Produkt released wird?

A Dagger in the Heart of Agility

July 9, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses satire as a way to emphasize how agility can help an organization. He discusses ways that he has seen people within organizations look at agile for software delivery as outdated and what can happen if they ignore the value that working in a more agile way can help. (4:28 Minutes)

4 Signs You Are Too Modern For Agile

July 9, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses satire as a way to emphasize how agile can help an organization by discussing ways that some of the organizations that he has been brought into are thinking and acting prior to really understanding what agile truly means. Ravi then takes a more serious view in each area with suggestions of how the Agile and Scrum Values can come into play and enable the organization to decide if this is right for them. (8:20 Minutes)

Advanced Scrum Product Ownership - Riding Dinosaurs

July 2, 2020
I've been using a visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some people call the full model a dinosaur. Others are reminded of the snake who ate an elephant from "The Little Prince". (I'm sure there is a good connection to elephant carpaccio somewhere in here ...). In this article I'll explore this model and connect it to the stances of the Scrum Product Owner. 

Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact

June 30, 2020
Many organizations are racing to become more agile. But do the numbers support the hype? Does adopting an agile operating model have a direct impact on the bottom line? In this webinar, Christopher Handscomb, partner at McKinsey and Dave West, CEO discuss the results of new research on measuring the impact of agility on the bottom line. They discuss the value of agile and how it really does make a difference on performance and results.