OKRs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

November 24, 2020
OKRs are a powerful tool for setting and measuring goals, but like all power tools, they can become dangerous in unskilled hands. When used in informed ways, they can improve focus and lift outcomes, but when mishandled, they can increase waste and inflict real damage upon the organizations that adopt them.

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

November 19, 2020
In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection of these commitments to the artifacts. They increase transparency, and the focussed delivery of Value. Each of the commitments now clearly support and sustain an artifact.
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Scrum Guide 2020 Update - What has been removed

November 18, 2020
Scrum is described as a framework, not a methodology. The Scrum Guide provides just enough prescription to allow Scrum to work and encourages its ‘users’ to be smart, adding practices and other things specific to them on top of the framework as needed to form their process.
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Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Role to Accountabilities

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, the term role was replaced with accountabilities. The purpose of this change was to place special emphasis that this is not a job description, but the bare minimum set of accountabilities necessary to execute Scrum. The blog describes how these accountabilities are split into 3 groups.
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Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Commitments

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, Commitments were added for each artifact. The commitments provide a nice, structural way to describe some of the key characteristics of each artifact. The intent of this change was to provide clarity and make the Scrum Guide simpler to read and use.

Why, What, How - Sprint Planning

November 18, 2020
In the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Planning section has had a very welcome update. Every part of Scrum has a purpose, a reason to why it's included in the framework, and this update made the purpose - raison d'etre - of the Sprint Planning clearer. Let's see how!

Was ist neu im Scrum Guide 2020 Update? (7 Dinge, die Du unbedingt wissen solltest)

November 18, 2020
Heute, am 18. November 2020, pünktlich zum 25. Geburtstag von Scrum, haben Ken Schwaber und Jeff Sutherland den Scrum Guide aktualisiert.  Um eines gleich vorwegzunehmen: Scrum bleibt Scrum. Ein einfaches Rahmenwerk, welches es Teams ermöglicht, mit der Arbeit an komplexen Problemen zu beginnen. Und der Scrum Guide 2020 ändert daran nichts.  Einige Dinge sind jedoch neu und denen widmen wir uns jetzt. 

Product Goal

November 18, 2020
One of the more challenging aspects of Product Management is to create a tangible relationship between the work we do today and the business strategy. Product Goals are an often overlooked mechanism that can help you in this area.

What Agility Really is About

November 16, 2020
This blog provides 15 tips to improve your agility in a complex world constantly changing as technological advances are driving globalization, changing our environment and influencing society which in turn calls for new solutions to these challenges.

The Sprint Planning Checklist

November 9, 2020
A Sprint Planning checklist? How dare you: Agile is a mindset, not a methodology. It is a journey, not a destination. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and what else could you possibly cover with a checklist, the mother of all standardized processes?

Empirismo en Scrum

November 7, 2020
Scrum se basa en un proceso empírico. El empirismo se basa en tomar decisiones basados en la información concreta obtenida de la observación que muestra el progreso del desarrollo de producto, los cambios en el mercado y los comentarios de los cliente.