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Servant Leadership in Scrum

January 10, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses how the Scrum Master as a servant leader can create an atmosphere where the Scrum Team members feel comfortable being able to hold each other accountable. Ravi provides stories, examples and strategies for creating an atmosphere for the Scrum Team to be able to be open with and respectful of their team members and why this is so important to their ability to succeed. (10:14 Minutes)
Blog Post

What Really Causes Technical Debt?

January 9, 2020
Although I am going to use the term technical debt in this discussion. I am actively forming the opinion that this is the wrong term to be used both in how various assessments assess understanding and by practitioners in the agile community.
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How to Select Scrum Patterns

January 4, 2020
In my earlier article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages.
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The Scrum Process Explained

January 3, 2020
Within the Scrum process, there are eleven basic elements that make up the framework. 3 roles, 3 artifacts, and 5 events. Practitioners need to learn to apply and understand the principles behind these in order to obtain the full benefits of the Scrum process.
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What is Technical Debt?

December 26, 2019
Technical debt is a plague on software development in companies big and small. But what is it? What problems does it cause? How can we remove it? Watch this video blog from Robert Pieper, CEO of Responsive Advisors to find out.
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A Perspective on the Professional Scrum with Kanban Class by its Co Creator

December 24, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Louis-Philippe Carignan and Daniel Vacanti who is also the co-creator of the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) class, Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and Kanban Method discuss the origins of the PSK class and provide some insights into what will be learned over the 2 day class. (3:15 Minutes)
Whitepaper

As 8 instâncias de um Scrum Master (Brazilian-Portuguese Edition)

December 17, 2019
Este white paper contém as experiências pessoais do Professional Scrum Trainer Barry Overeem atuando como Scrum Master e as 8 instâncias que ele documentou com uma perspectiva detalhada: O Scrum Master com um Líder Servidor, Facilitador, Treinador, Gerente, Mentor, Professor, Removedor de Impedimentos e Agende de Mudanças. (Portuguese Edition)

When Story Points aren’t Enough…

December 16, 2019
If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile practices being challenged by this new reality.
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Three Tips for Great Product Ownership

December 15, 2019
The other day I had a conversation with a colleague. He was looking for an opener for a talk - something catchy to illustrate to his audience (mostly finance and banking) that there could well be a need to change their current ways of working.
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Pursuing Unanswerable Questions

December 14, 2019
Recently I ran into a beautiful piece of text, written by Rachel Naomi Remin. In this text I read the following phrase:"Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers, but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company"
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Is Agile Right for You?

December 13, 2019
Not all companies need to be agile companies. What does it really mean to be an agile organization and how do you know if you need to be one? Watch this short 4 minute episode of Responsive Advisors Agile B-Sides video blog to find out!
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A Quick View of the Scrum Guide

December 13, 2019
Software and online-services companies are undergoing quick implementation of the Scrum framework in their Products. Scrum is a process framework that enables deliver complex products iteratively and incrementally while controlling the risk.

The Agile Museum

December 10, 2019
I’ve been teaching the class Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) for the last year now and I strongly believe parts of its content will send some of our current practices and books to the Agile museum.
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CIO - 7 Ways to Position IT for 2020

December 9, 2019
Forget about New Year's resolutions, which tend to be tossed aside and forgotten as soon as the champagne loses it sparkle. For IT leaders, the new year is a prime time for planning, organizing and launching new strategies and initiatives. Evolving business trends, security issues and increasing government oversight of many IT activities, combined with a seemingly never-ending series of disruptive technologies, make it essential to begin thinking about tactics and goals as soon as possible for a successful 2020.