Traditional transformation strategies often hinge on assertiveness and top-down directives. But what if there's a more dynamic, resilient way? Shifting from a stance of assertive imposition to one of continuous learning is a transformative strategy in itself.
In this video, Martin delves into the journey of a Scrum Master's evolution 🌱, contrasting the fresh perspectives of novices with the seasoned approaches of experienced professionals. 🚀 He emphasises the importance of contextual learning and adaptive strategies in Scrum mastery.
Como Product Owner el desafío es equilibrar el lado estratégico y táctico para fomentar la adaptación a los cambios de manera que permita reducir el riesgo y maximizar la entrega de valor. Algunas claves que pueden resultar útiles son las siguientes:
Complex work often requires some type of tooling to keep transparency high and to manage the work that gets done. But does the tool really matter that much?
Professional Scrum Trainers Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share about which tools are best to use to manage Scrum Team work in this video.
In this video, Martin explores the challenging but rewarding journey of applying Scrum in a professional context. 🚀 He addresses the gap between amateur and professional practices, and how organizational expectations often stifle true Scrum application. 🏢💡 This talk is a must-watch for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of Scrum and elevate their team's performance. 🌟
Context switching involves transitioning between various tasks or projects, often in a rapid and frequent manner. While this process can be necessary in dynamic work environments, it also carries significant impacts. This article delves into the concept of context switching and closely examines its potential effects.
Teams solving complex problems need creativity to figure out how to deliver value. Traditional “command and control’ techniques are less impactful in this environment and can even harm the team’s ability to deliver value.
In this video, Martin 🎥 breaks down the common misconceptions about Scrum Masters. He sheds light on the actual role and responsibilities, challenging the popular myths with practical insights. Discover the true essence of being a Scrum Master and how it impacts team dynamics. 🚀🤔
El uso efectivo de Scrum es un camino largo y plagado de trampas que nos pueden llevar a caer en errores comunes. En este artículo revisamos 6 errores muy comunes que pueden provocar que nuestra eficacia se vea disminuida.
In this video, Martin delves into the significance of openness in Scrum teams, illuminating how it fosters transparency and trust. 🗝️🤝 He articulates its practical aspects, the emotional context, and the impact on team dynamics. A must-watch for those navigating the complexities of Scrum! 🌀📈
Scrum has become quite popular in software development. Over the years, Scrum has become popular in many environments. But can you really use Scrum in non-technical work? In this Lightning Round, Professional Scrum Trainers Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share about using Scrum in non-technical work.
In a significant shift from their previous stance, Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller, hosts of "Your Daily Scrum," now advocate for integrating the role of Scrum Master with delivery managers and directors, countering their earlier advice to avoid this practice.
Does it make sense to have a project manager and a Scrum Master on your Scrum Team? Can they be the same person? What would happen if you have both on your Scrum Team? How is delivery on a Scrum Team handled if you don’t have a project manager? PST's Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share about project managers and Scrum Masters on your Scrum Team in this Scrum Lightning Round.
In this video, Martin explores the Agile landscape, offering insights on a key but often overlooked aspect: the importance of principles over tools in Agile environments. 🗺️🛠️ He discusses why principles are fundamental to Agile success, guiding decisions and shaping organizational goals. 🎯🔑
Personas are powerful tools to create an understanding of what your ideal users look like and what they would need or like from your product. In this article, Ryan Brook and Sander Dur share how to create a high-level Persona map.
Here are some study notes that I created whilst learning more about the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) course and assessment. These are shared as a revision resource intended to summarise the key elements.
In this video, Martin 🎬 takes us through the compelling journey of maximising efficiency by reducing our work-in-progress. The key? Embracing a minimalist approach that hones in on task completion rather than the proliferation of tasks 📉. It's about moving tasks through to completion, not just starting new ones. It's a philosophy that applies to all areas of work, including software development and project management.
If you don’t have direct authority over your Scrum Team, is it possible to lead them anyway? What does “Leadership” in the context of a Scrum Team? In this video, PST's Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown discuss leadership, management, and how to navigate them both as a Scrum Master.
If there is anything we would absolutely love to see more often, it would be active market and domain assessment by Product Owners. Product Owners are accountable for maximizing the value that is generated by the product the Scrum Team creates. Knowing where your product stands relative to the competition, or how many of your products have been sold is essential information to decide on the next steps to take. It can balance out conundrums like "can we build this product, and should we do it?".
Have you been part of an Agile or Scrum adoption that ran into challenges because some roles were not being performed effectively...? Did it cause frustration and unhealthy conflict...? Are you interested in a different way to respond to challenges with roles...? This video blog will share some ideas based on the Systems Coaching model created by CRR Global as part of their ORSC framework. This is a sequel to my video blog - The Ghosts Of Transformations Past.
Self-management is crucial to the success of any Scrum Team. However, many Scrum Teams struggle with this concept and many organizations struggle with allowing self-management to flourish. So what can you do about it? In this video, PST's Jason Malmstadt, Greg Crown, and Robb Pieper share some ideas on how you can enable and support self-management.
In this video, Martin unravels the intricacies of shaping a Sprint backlog in Scrum. It's a journey from simplicity to complexity, aligning diverse knowledge streams into a coherent approach to Sprint planning. 🧩🚀
In diesem Artikel beschreibt Professional Scrum Trainer Simon Flossmann, wie du das Product Backlog ausmistest und die wertvollsten Aufgaben priorisierst – ohne deine Zeit in unnötigen Abstimmungen zu verschwenden.
We all make mistakes in life and there are many mistakes Scrum Masters make when new in their role. What are they and what can be done about it? PST's Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share about common Scrum Master mistakes in this Scrum Lightning Round.
In this video, Martin takes us on a journey through the nuances of Scrum framework and the pivotal role of the Product Owner. 🗝️ He deftly explains how a well-orchestrated product backlog can steer a project to success, and why the role of the Product Owner cannot be understated. 🎯
How can someone become an excellent technology professional? Should they just focus on the technical aspect of their profession? Or should they consider other aspects? In this video blog, I offer 6 dimensions that technology professionals could consider as they travel on the path of excellence. This is a sequel to my blog on this topic - "Who Is An Excellent Technology Professional?"
Many common problems exist with Scrum Events. They last too long, the right people don’t attend, or they just feel like a waste of time. What can we do about it? PST's Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share on how to keep your Scrum Events valuable in today’s Scrum Lightning Round.
Have you wondered what it takes to become an excellent technology professional? Is it the smartest developer / tester / (insert specialization here)? The one who can find the solution to the trickiest problem faster than anyone else? Or are there other factors that come into play? In this video blog, I share how my thoughts on this topic have evolved over my 25 year career in the technology industry, as I played different roles - from a developer, manager, director, Scrum coach to founder and CEO of a startup.
Just because you are stuck using Jira doesn't mean you shouldn't take responsibility for using it in a professional manner. How you organize the swimlanes on your board can have a huge impact on how your team communicates and ultimately how they work together. This 1-minute YouTube short covers 3 ways to organize your Sprint Backlog swimlanes.
In this video, Martin 🧭 discusses the often misunderstood concept of Sprint estimation within Scrum teams. He embarks on a journey to clarify how teams can approach this daunting task, striking a balance between prediction and adaptability. 🔄
We all have a lot of meetings to attend. Some are useful and some are a complete waste of time. With that in mind, are all the Scrum Events (aka ‘Ceremonies’) mandatory? Can some of them be skipped? Professional Scrum Trainers Jason Malmstadt, Robb Pieper, and Greg Crown have some ideas to share about the consequences of skipping Scrum events in this Scrum Lightning Round.
Just because you are stuck using Jira doesn't mean you shouldn't take responsibility for using it in a professional manner. One way to make Jira less transparent is not updating the resolution field when items are closed. This 1-minute Youtube Short will show you how to fix that.
This article explores the art of Agile leadership, delving into the challenges of finding the right equilibrium between allowing teams to self-organize and providing enough guidance and structure for seamless Agile execution.