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Why Agile Transformations Sometimes Fail

October 18, 2020
Based on my experience working in agile environments since 2010, I did some research and had general observations on the topic. Regardless of the business domains or product area, there are some common rules that may devastate your efforts toward agility.
Video

What is a Product

October 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham tells a story that he uses in his Professional Scrum Product Owner class to help students understand how to define a product and what it takes to describe the product. (5:35 Minutes)
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Learn to Transition

October 15, 2020
With the Covid 19 pandemic, I really struggled big time to create the boundary between my work life and personal life. Day by day, that boundary was getting thin. There were lofty overlaps and I sucked at creating the balance.
Webcast

Techniques for Advanced Scrum Mastery - moving from specific practices to working with principles

October 7, 2020
The role of the Scrum Master is a complex one. You are serving, coaching, facilitating and teaching the team all while helping to remove impediments and changing the organization.  In today's landscape it has become even more complex having to deal with people working remotely, added distractions and an overall unstable situation.  In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Lachlan Heasman and Eric Naiburg take attendees through some of the practices from the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class that Scrum Masters can use to better serve their Scrum Team(s) focusing on the different stances that a Scrum Master may take on.
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Christmas Wish List

October 7, 2020
The days are getting shorter and colder. Summer is over and winter is coming. Some people are already thinking about the holidays and the preparations for it. Soon children will have their Christmas wish list ready. The wish lists my children created were always a combination of text and pictures; every item on the list contained a name, a picture, information where to buy it and how much it costs. They did everything to increase the chance of getting these presents and especially getting the right presents.
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Scrum Master: Contract your Team!

October 5, 2020
In this blog series I would like to address topics that relate to professional team coaching as well as Professional Scrum. In the course of becoming a Professional Team Coach, I noticed a lot of interesting topics for Scrum Masters who want to improve their coaching stance.
Webcast

User Experience Fishbowl - Join, Learn and Participate

September 30, 2020
How can Liberating Structures be used to fortify Scrum Teams? Join this virtual User Experience Fishbowl and learn from practitioners how they have used the Liberating Structures Conversation Cafe and/or User Experience Fishbowl to support their Scrum Teams. What was made possible by using these Liberating Structures? What challenges did people run into? What made it easier?
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Agile Procurement Survey

September 29, 2020
"Becoming Agile" has been the focus of many organisations for a number of years. 2020 has created a new sense of urgency with a number of factors creating increasing demand for quicker responses.
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Breaking News on the Daily Scrum!

September 26, 2020
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Roland Flemm explores the myth that a Daily Scrum is status meeting and reveals in 2 minutes how to make your Daily Scrum event more valuable.
Webcast

Actionable Awareness: Unlock Your Influence

September 24, 2020
Whether you're trying to figure out how to help your team improve, just starting with a new team, or mentoring a Scrum Master, the key to unlocking your influence is the ability to have actionable awareness. In this webinar with Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Wavle, you will learn about and apply the Actionable Awareness Canvas and the set of skills it prompts you to use, pausing your own viewpoints, slowing down your thinking, and broadening your awareness.

Sprint Goal en Scrum

September 24, 2020
El compromiso del equipo de desarrollo durante el Sprint es lograr el Sprint Goal y con ello el impacto en los clientes y en el negocio. El éxito del Sprint está asociado al logro de este objetivo y a los cambios en el comportamiento de los clientes que se puede provocar con el uso del producto.
Blog Post

There Must be an Uninstall Option

September 21, 2020
One of the (main) reasons why organizations choose for an Agile approach is to become faster. Some big companies I’ve helped in the last years know they have to adapt faster, but are reluctant because of their risk aversion.
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Is this "The Perfect Daily Scrum"?

September 19, 2020
The Daily Scrum is the heartbeat of Scrum. It's a key inspect and adapt opportunity for the Development Team, encouraging them check their progress towards the Sprint Goal and adjust their plan accordingly.