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The Shadow on the Wall: Navigating Incompetence in Systems

December 1, 2023
In this video, Martin 🎥 dives deep into the intricacies of organisational challenges faced by agile teams. He sheds light on how measurements influence behaviours and why it's crucial to focus on changing the system rather than the culture. Martin also touches upon the traditional project mindset and its limitations in the modern software development landscape. 🚀🔍
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Navigating the Scrum Events - The Sprint

November 30, 2023
If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “what should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you can use this series as a baseline to reset and start re-aligning your team. This is NOT the end-all-be-all perfect way to operate for all scenarios - but a straight-to-the-point tactical list of steps to help you get to the basic outcomes you need at the end of the event.
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Navigating the Scrum Events - Sprint Retrospective

November 30, 2023
If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “what should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you can use this series as a baseline to reset and start re-aligning your team. This is NOT the end-all-be-all perfect way to operate for all scenarios - but a straight-to-the-point tactical list of steps to help you get to the basic outcomes you need at the end of the event. This post focuses on the Sprint Retrospective
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Navigating the Scrum Events - Sprint Review

November 30, 2023
If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “what should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you can use this series as a baseline to reset and start re-aligning your team. This is NOT the end-all-be-all perfect way to operate for all scenarios - but a straight-to-the-point tactical list of steps to help you get to the basic outcomes you need at the end of the event. This posts focuses on the Sprint Review.
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Navigating the Scrum Events - Daily Scrum

November 30, 2023
If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “what should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you can use this series as a baseline to reset and start re-aligning your team. This is NOT the end-all-be-all perfect way to operate for all scenarios - but a straight-to-the-point tactical list of steps to help you get to the basic outcomes you need at the end of the event. This blog focuses on the Daily Scrum.
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The Essence of a Scrum Master: Beyond Labels and Misconceptions

November 30, 2023
In this video, Martin explores the Scrum Master role, moving beyond common labels to unearth the true essence of this pivotal position. 🎯 He challenges popular notions, clarifying misconceptions and highlighting the real competencies needed. 💡 This blog post delves deeper into those insights, offering a comprehensive look at what it truly means to be a Scrum Master.

Claves del Product Owner

November 28, 2023
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:
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Does it Matter which Tool is Used to Manage work in Scrum?

November 27, 2023
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.
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Mastering Professional Scrum: A Realistic Approach to Elevating Team Performance

November 27, 2023
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. 🌟
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Context Switch: What It Is and Its Impacts

November 27, 2023
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.
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6 Errores Evitables en Scrum

November 23, 2023
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.
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The Integral Role of Openness in Scrum Teams

November 22, 2023
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! 🌀📈
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Can Scrum Work for you in Non-Technical Products and Projects?

November 21, 2023
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.
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Your Next Scrum Master Should Be Your Manager

November 20, 2023
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.
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Can you have Project Managers as Scrum Masters on your Scrum Team?

November 20, 2023
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.
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Creating a Product Wall (4/7) - Personas

November 20, 2023
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.
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Simplifying Work: The Path to Greater Productivity

November 18, 2023
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.
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Creating a Product Wall (3/7) - Market and Domain Information

November 17, 2023
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?".
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[VLOG] No Jacket Required! Dress Code For Your "Transformation"

November 16, 2023
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.
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What to do if your Scrum Team Struggles with self-management

November 16, 2023
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.
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How to Fix Common Scrum Master Mistakes

November 15, 2023
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.