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50 FAQs of a Scrum Master

May 5, 2022
This e-Book contains 50 of the most frequently asked questions during Professional Scrum Master training courses conducted by Xebia Academy. This is a handy book for both novice and more experienced Scrum Masters. It is co-written by Professional Scrum Trainers Evelien Roos and Laurens Bonnema.
Podcast

Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Steven Deneir

May 3, 2022
Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products. While it is lightweight and simple to understand, it can be difficult to apply effectively. The Scrum.org Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer series, features Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) in a live session, answering your most pressing questions regarding the challenges and situations your Scrum Teams are facing.
Blog Post

Mein Start als neue Scrum Masterin

April 29, 2022
Mit Scrum direkt mittendrin statt nur dabei - so beschreibt unsere neuste Scrum Masterin Martina ihren Start bei uns. In diesem Blog-Beitrag könnt ihr mehr darüber lesen, wie Scrum bei einem erfolgreichen Onboarding helfen kann.
Blog Post

Tipps zur Vorbereitung auf die PSM I Zertifizierung 🇩🇪

April 26, 2022
Das klingt jetzt erst mal abschreckend. Nein, bitte nicht entmutigen lassen. Als ich die Zertifizierung gemacht habe, hatte ich schon etliche Jahre Scrum Erfahrung. Dennoch die PSM I Prüfung ist in erster Linie eine Validierung von Wissen. Die höheren Prüfungen PSM II und PSM III fokussieren dann auf schwierige Praxis-Fragen.  
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Characteristics of a Great Product Owner

April 25, 2022
The Scrum Guide doesn't provide a complete list of the skills required for any of the accountabilities on a Scrum Team. For example, it doesn't specify that Developers must use Java or C# code. The Scrum Guide simply states that Developers need all of the skills to deliver a Done increment of product each Sprint. We intuitively know that the skills required depend on the product. 
Whitepaper

State of Agility in Procurement and Supply

April 25, 2022
In the past, ’becoming agile’ has not been a priority for many commercial functions, which often see their role more in terms of standards and compliance. As market conditions become increasingly volatile and unpredictable, the ability to move fast and rapidly implement change and innovation has taken on a new urgency. Effective controls must be matched by greater speed – bringing agility to the forefront of functional capability.Tim Cummins (founder of World Commerce & Contracting formerly IACCM) & Mirko Kleiner (President Lean-Agile Procurement Alliance) have designed and published this study.
Blog Post

The Critical Agile Organization Design Guidelines

April 24, 2022
Many problems at the workplace are not the fault of the individual managers or teams. They are often the result of working in an organizational design(OD) that impedes rather than supports Agility. The OD determines, to a large extent, how people cooperate, the prevailing mental models, and how work gets done. To change all of this takes time and requires people to unlearn old lessons and relearn new ones that support Agility. 
Blog Post

How to increase UX Design maturity for Scrum Teams

April 23, 2022
In this article you will learn: - Why enabling Scrum Teams with UX Design capabilities is important. - Why introducing UX capabilities to Scrum team is frequently hard. - What is the job of an UX Leader in a product development organization. - How to use a UX Design maturity level to coach teams to deliver better outcome
News

Finding the Right Collaboration Balance With Scrum

April 21, 2022
Collaboration levels can differ greatly when working with others. People create things together, perform different jobs on related products, conduct peer review, build components that need to interoperate and sometimes it just comes down to sharing ideas. In this Reworked article, Eric Naiburg talks about how Scrum can help find that balance.
Blog Post

20 Hilferufe von Scrum Mastern 🇩🇪

April 21, 2022
Die Gründe, warum Scrum Master den Geist des Scrum Guides verletzen, sind vielschichtig. Scrum Master Fehlverhalten reichen von unpassenden persönlichen Eigenschaften über die Verfolgung persönlicher Agenden bis hin zur Frustration mit dem Scrum Team selbst.
Webcast

Scrum Pulse: My Professional Coaching Journey

April 19, 2022
In this panel discussion moderated by Leslie Morse, Product Owner, Scrum.org, you will learn from Professional Scrum Trainers Olivier Ledru and Bogdan Doroslovac as well as ICF Master Certified Coach Cherie Silas as they discuss their personal journeys with professional coaching. They will reveal how they came to the idea of bringing  coaching skills to their lives, how they went about it and what changed in their lives as a result of that decision. This discussion will focus on how coaching helps them in working with individuals, teams and organizations. They will also give an insight into what they would have wanted to know before they stepped on their coaching journey.
Podcast

Professional Scrum Trainers - In Depth: Exploring the Journeys of Scrum.org PSTs featuring Ryan Brook

April 19, 2022
If you are familiar with Scrum.org, you may associate the organization with Professional Scrum and/or Professional Scrum Training Courses and Certifications. Behind those hands-on training courses are highly qualified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs), who go through a rigorous process to take their real world Scrum experience and create value for Scrum.org students. In several episodes of the Scrum.org Community Podcast, our host and Scrum.org CEO Dave West interviews Professional Scrum Trainers about their experiences that led to their becoming a PST and exploring what Professional Scrum means to them. In this episode, Dave interviews PST Ryan Brook based in the UK about his experiences. (17:06 Minutes)
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Part II: When will we get there? Forecasting for Scrum teams.

April 18, 2022
In Scrum, part of the Product Owner accountability is to provide a forecast that sheds light on possible answers to the when will we get there question. In my last post, we discussed three ways to size Product Backlog items (PBIs). Today, we’ll discuss ways the Product Owner can use this information to create a meaningful forecast.