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How You Can Keep Scrum Positive

January 12, 2019
When practicing the guitar, there have been times when I got very demotivated and frustrated until I found out I was focusing on my mistakes instead of enjoying all the good licks I was producing on my guitar as well. I learned that focusing on the good things I play makes practicing the guitar much more enjoyable.
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Leadership for the Knowledge Work Era

January 8, 2019
In working in today’s knowledge work economy, it surprises me that many leaders still use traditional ways of leading their people. Leaders still put most of the focus on the work to be done instead of focusing on the people to create an environment where great work can be done.

Guidelines in Scrum

December 25, 2018
A few days back I did a Scrum Tapas Video explaining a few of the rules within Scrum. Besides these rules, there are also certain guidelines which help Scrum Teams to make the best possible use of Scrum framework to create maximum Business Impact.
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Some Examples of Impediments and How to Handle Them

December 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Hiren and Punit Doshi provide some examples of impediments that they have run into while working on Scrum Teams and ways that they went about handling them. They also investigate how a Scrum Master can help the Development Team deal with potential issues before they become impediments. (3:41 Minutes)
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Some Rules of Scrum Explained

December 13, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Piyush Rahate briefly talks about some of the rules in Scrum, why they are important and how they can be applied. (2:23 Minutes)
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Tips for Scaling Scrum

December 12, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Jeff Bubolz provides some tips from his experience working to deliver a product with multiple Scrum Teams. Jeff discusses Product Ownership, Backlogs, Daily Scrums and more. (5:41 Minutes)
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The Nexus Integration Team Explained

December 12, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Krystian Kaczor discusses the purpose that the Nexus Integration Team plays when scaling Scrum beyond 2 Scrum Teams to deliver an integrated product. (4:43 Minutes)

Is Scrum Hurting Your Agility?

December 9, 2018
Most organizations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organization has degraded, and they might be right! Often, using Scrum starts out as a way to improve development efforts coordinated within an IT division or department, but that is not the most effective organization structure to potentially get maximum benefit from Scrum.
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Transparency in Queues

November 27, 2018
At one point or another in our lives we have all experienced a long queue, stuck in a car on the motorway, sat on a train waiting for an open platform. My favorite memories stretch back to that line for the lunch at primary school where it was cake and custard day!

Why Scrum Requires Completely “Done” Software Every Sprint

November 27, 2018
In Scrum, “Done” doesn’t support adjectives like “nearly”, “pretty much” or “almost”. Work is “Done” or it isn’t . And there is a very powerful, compelling reason behind this: the Scrum Framework only helps to reduce the risk of wasting money and effort when you deliver “Done” software every Sprint; a new version of your product that is, or with the proverbial press of a button can be, released to users. In this post I underscore how essential this rule is to Scrum.
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A Retrospective Tool Introduction

November 15, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Andreas Ebbert-Karroum talks about Scrum Retrospective events and a tool that he has used to help improve their success rate and communication across the team.