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Should Scrum Masters Be Technical?

December 7, 2023
Scrum Masters need to have technical skills, but they aren't the same skills that the Developers on their Scrum Teams need. Discover the benefits of a Scrum Master's technical toolkit.
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Navigating the Complexities of Scrum Mastery

December 7, 2023
In this video, Martin delves into the intricate world of Scrum Mastery, illuminating the traits that shape an effective Scrum Master. 🌟 He explores the situational nature of this pivotal role in Agile teams, focusing on the team and organizational fit and the influence of internal dynamics. 🚀
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Podcast: Unlocking Business Agility with Evidence-Based Management with Patricia Kong, Todd Miller, Ryan Ripley, and Kurt Bittner

December 5, 2023
Patricia Kong, a seasoned expert, guides listeners through the intricacies of EBM, emphasizing its role in data-driven insights. Todd Miller and Kurt Bittner share firsthand experiences, providing tangible examples of how EBM has revolutionized organizations. This episode transcends borders, offering a global perspective on EBM's universal applicability across industries. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring entrepreneur, the hosts deliver key takeaways for leveraging EBM to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape.
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The Ten Principles of Evidence-Based Leadership

December 4, 2023
Navigating leadership in complex work environments demands a nuanced approach, blending various tactics, practices, frameworks, and strategies. The road to success is multifaceted, requiring leaders to navigate and adapt to evolving situations within complex domains adeptly.
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How to Measure and Tackle Context Switching: A Practical Guide

December 4, 2023
This article explores the concept of context-switching in modern work environments. It covers the significance of measuring context switches through self-reporting and digital tracking, and introduces tactics like setting focused Sprint Goals in Scrum, analyzing context switch data during retrospectives, and implementing Work In Progress (WIP) limits in Kanban. These approaches aim to minimize the cognitive load and inefficiency associated with frequent task shifting, thus enhancing overall productivity and job satisfaction.
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Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement in Scrum Sprint Reviews

December 4, 2023
In this video, Martin delves into the crucial role of stakeholder engagement in Scrum Sprint reviews. 📊🤝 He shares valuable insights on how Scrum Teams can effectively connect with stakeholders to ensure project success. This blog post captures the essence of Martin's advice, offering practical strategies for improving collaboration and communication within your Scrum process.
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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.