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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? 
Blog Post

[VLOG] What Are The Two Biggest Sprint Review Mistakes? And How Can You Avoid Them?

October 29, 2021
The Sprint Review is one of the most crucial events that can help your organization maximize the value of the work done by the Scrum Team. However, in 10+ years of helping clients implement Scrum, we have discovered that the Sprint Review can be a massive waste of time because of two big mistakes. In this video, we explain what these two biggest mistakes are and how our clients have learned to avoid them.
Blog Post

The Agile Hangover

October 27, 2021
Scrum celebrated its 25 year anniversary last year with an update to the Scrum Guide and lots of socially distanced parties. Over that quarter of a century, Scrum has gone from a niche method used by software developers to mainstream adoption with many millions of people using Scrum or at least parts of Scrum every day. Now Scrum is not just a smart way of delivering software, it is a fundamental part of any enterprise agility transformation. 
Webcast

How To Scale Scrum with Nexus™, Confluence & Jira - A Step By Step Approach

October 21, 2021
SmoothApps, Fringe Technology and Scrum.org collaborated on a site that shows steps to take to unify your team to one Nexus, and walks you through step-by-step how you can easily configure your own Atlassian Jira and Confluence products to enable your Nexus! Please review the Scaling Scrum with Nexus and Atlassian site prior to the webinar: https://bit.ly/nexuswithatlassian This webinar will explore these concepts.
Blog Post

Going Beyond Three Questions with the Daily Scrum

October 20, 2021
The 2020 version of the Scrum Guide dropped the classic “three questions” of the Daily Scrum. Yet many teams stick with the practice, even when it doesn’t produce the collaboration that is the hallmark of a valuable Daily Scrum. When a Scrum Team I worked with said that their Daily Scrum was lackluster and unproductive, I challenged them to design a better one. The new pattern we created shifted the focus from individual action to team collaboration toward the Sprint Goal.

Practical Fibonacci: A Beginner's Guide to Relative Sizing

October 19, 2021
The more ambiguous the requirement, the more difficult it is to calculate how long something will take. But teams still need to estimate their work to forecast releases. Relative sizing provides a realistic method for estimating. Ultimately, your team will find their own value scale and their own language that is meaningful to them. Until then, these Practical Fibonacci tips will help kick-start your relative sizing.

The Future is unknown

October 19, 2021
The future is unknown and although some people claim to be able to predict the future, most people can't. But to look a little ahead, into the future, to have a sense of when certain items on the Product Backlog are finished, predictability would be very useful. Although we can't be completely predictable, it is helpful if we are a little more predictable than we are now. And therefore we need some measurement results from the near past.