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Finding Value as a Product Owner

September 15, 2020
In this Webinar Professional Scrum Trainer Jim Sammons talks about the big "V" in Scrum, Value.  Much is said about this term, but what "is" value?  How do I find it? When I "think" I know what is valuable, what do I do next?  How can I validate the value with my customers? During this session Jim looks at some models around prioritizing work, understand what "negative value" is,  and how to order work to improve feedback loops.  All of this in the hope of delighting customers and user.  Jim gives some advice on what to do when value isn't well understood and we just need to "get it done".  

4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values

September 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman looks at how Scrum Masters can use the Scrum Values as a starting point when coaching their Scrum Teams. She walks through some examples and experiences she has had coaching Scrum Teams. (4:33 Minutes)

How to Build Multi Vendor Scrum Teams

September 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma reflects on an experience that he had working for a client and being in the middle of conflict between the client and another party who was providing members of the Scrum Team. Ravi discusses the importance of ethics, trust, agile principles and the Scrum Values in such a relationship and why in the end, this particular relationship was not following a pattern for success. (6:21 Minutes)
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Belarus: Self-Organization of the Nation

September 8, 2020
People in Belarus fight the dictatorial regime that purposefully removes all protest leaders. Under these circumstances, though, self-organization strives. Having a common bigger goal, people invent various kinds of protests and demonstrate unprecedented creativity and courage.
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Usa el Scrum Tune-Up canvas para revitalizar tu Scrum!

September 7, 2020
Este canvas de te permite hacer una revisión básica de como ha adoptado Scrum tu equipo y organización para identificar mejoras accionables. Esta herramienta se usa mejor en un taller colaborativo con los miembros de los equipos Scrum, el management y otros roles relevantes de la organización.

Posturas del Product Owner

September 5, 2020
El Product Owner es un líder que actúa de acuerdo a diversos escenarios y circunstancias. Ser un líder que atraviesa y vive estas situaciones exige que pueda adoptar diferentes posturas que le permitan mejorar la entrega de valor.

Measuring Enterprise Agility

September 4, 2020
Is your organization really agile? How do you know? This whitepaper describes the foundation mindset, actions and behaviors of agile in four simple statements supported by 12 principles.
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Is the Outcome of Your Meeting to Schedule Another Meeting?

August 31, 2020
When I ask this rhetorical question in a training class or a coaching call, I often get knowing smiles and uncomfortable laughs. This problem shows up in Scrum Teams, and it shows up well beyond Scrum Teams.  In this post, we will explore the 3 common challenges that lead us to end a meeting with the action item to schedule another meeting.
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How To Become An Effective Agile Manager

August 26, 2020
What is the biggest mistake managers make as they transition from a traditional command and control culture to an agile culture based on Servant Leadership and Self-Organization? What is the single most important adjustment needed in an Agile manager's focus?
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Vodafone New Zealand's Agile Transformation Case Study

August 21, 2020
In late 2018, Vodafone New Zealand set out to improve its customer experience by adopting a ‘digital first’ mindset. Investing in agile would underpin this approach by introducing ways of working that reduce complexity, improve collaboration and bring the customer to the forefront of each decision.

10 Reasons Why Sprint Reviews Suck and 10 Tips to Make Them Suck Less

August 20, 2020
Have you found yourself facepalming in cringe-worthy Sprint Reviews that degenerate into finger-pointing and food-fights? What are the top reasons why this happens? Would you be interested in learning some course corrections that might help you break out of this unhelpful pattern? If yes, watch this recorded webinar to learn the top 10 lessons we have learned from real world clients who have improved the effectiveness of their Sprint Reviews.