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Burndown Charts Defined

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes Burndown Charts and focuses on the work within a Sprint. Ralph discusses how and why they are used and provides guidance on ways to leverage them in your teams. (4:37 Minutes)
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Relative Estimation

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a set of analogies to help understand ways of estimating work against each other and independent of each other, the reasoning behind his thinking and tips for success. (4:48)
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Timing of Scrum Events

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini describes the time-box for each of the Scrum Events and gives some recommendations on how the timing may change based on Sprint length. (3:18 Minutes)
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Scrum Events

March 20, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Scrum Events, describing their use, value and expected timing. (3:10 Minutes)
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An Introduction to Scrum Artifacts

March 19, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Artifacts in Scrum, describing their use, value and the roles who are responsible for managing and using them. (4:06 Minutes)
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How Large Should Your Product Backlog Be?

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Steven Deneir provides insights into how many Product Backlog Items should exist at a time in your Product Backlog, practices for refinement and how often to refine. (5:03 Minutes)
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How to Manage the Pain of Distributed Scrum Teams

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses some analogies and stories of how to deal with difficulties when working with distributed Scrum Teams. Ravi discusses why connecting with people on the team is so valuable and suggestions on how to connect with them. (9:22 Minutes)

Agile Forecasting Techniques for the Next Decade

March 16, 2020
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America. It was first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas who wanted an almanac “to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor. Many long-time Almanac followers claim that its forecasts are 80% to 85% accurate. 
Blog Post

Refinement Revised

March 13, 2020
One of the topics that often is unclear when starting with Scrum. You can teach ‘what’ it is. Sometimes it helps to point north to ‘why’ we do refinement. Good facilitation skills definitely help during refinement as well as a toolbox of structures and techniques will help with the ‘how’.
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Product Owner vs Project Manager

March 12, 2020
What is a Product Owner? What are the differences between a Product Owner and Project Manager? Isn’t a Product Owner some kind of an Agile Project Manager? These are some of the questions we often get from people in our Scrum.org classes.
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Development Team Anti-Patterns

March 11, 2020
After covering the Scrum Master and the Product Owner, this article addresses Development Team anti-patterns, covering all Scrum Events as well as the Product Backlog artifact. Learn more about what to look out for if you want to support your fellow teammates.
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Sprint Goal Template

March 11, 2020
The Sprint Goal is mentioned numerous times in the Scrum Guide, however it can be over looked by many teams or seen as an "oh yeah" moment when teams are finishing Sprint Planning.
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Five Ways You're Doing Scrum Wrong

March 10, 2020
Scrum is a simple framework that can quickly come apart if even one part of the framework is not being properly implemented. As a Professional Scrum Trainer for almost ten years and founder of Responsive Advisors...
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Multi-Functional Learning is the Heart of Agility

March 10, 2020
In this article, we shall investigate why the learning and development of multi-functional specialists in Scrum is the core of organizational Agility and value optimization. Many Development Teams are not collaborating as real teams, but as a collection of narrow specialists focused on "their" tasks (QA, Backend, iOS, Android).
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Building Resilient Teams

March 9, 2020
Research suggests that reaching true mastery of a field requires 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. What exactly is needed to grow passion and perseverance to endure such an effort?
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32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

March 2, 2020
Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition.
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Emergence in Scrum

March 2, 2020
This Vlog looks at the topic of Emergence from its definition as a word and application in the natural environment. Emergence in Scrum is a key principle to delivery.