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Scrum Guide 2020: True Leadership is an Attitude

January 5, 2021
The readers going through this piece more or less know the definition of a Scrum Master. Co-Creators Ken & Jeff, in their Scrum Guide 2020, having introduced exclusively the framework for Scrum, have put it as: “Scrum Masters are true leaders who serve the Scrum Team and the larger organisation.” The article’s objective is introducing the shift in the mindset or attitude. This is a requisite to become a genuine leader, as far as my experience goes. 

Scrum Teams Need To Share Stories

December 21, 2020
Together with my colleagues Uwe Schirmer and Kurt Bittner, I have compiled a book that contains many of our own stories and those we experienced while working with customers and students: The Professional Scrum Team. Maybe they provide value to you. 
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Agile Twinning: Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches

December 16, 2020
In this webinar, Leslie Morse and Professional Scrum Trainer Evelien Roos explore how hierarchy within agile coaching roles may impede your organizational agility, shine a light on how you may be inadvertently marginalizing key contributors in your organization, and provide inspiration for ways multiple roles can co-exist.
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The Professional Scrum Team

December 13, 2020
This book is for anyone who works with Scrum Teams or wants to become more effective as a Scrum Team member or leader.
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A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months

December 9, 2020
How many calendar days does it take your teams to take a "Sprint Ready" item all the way to production deployment? How is your current cycle time impacting your Business? What would be possible for your Business if your cycle time was 8 calendar days? If you want to learn how to make this happen, please watch to recap a 6 month journey for one of our Scrum Teams that made 7 adjustments to reduce their cycle time from 164 calendar days to 8 calendar days.
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The Zombie Scrum Survival Guide

November 26, 2020
Zombie Scrum Survival Guide is for Scrum Masters, Scrum practitioners, Agile coaches and leaders, and everyone who wants to transform Scrums promises into reality.
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The Scrum Guide

November 18, 2020
Scrum is defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.  The Scrum Guide is maintained independently of any company or vendor and therefore lives on a brand neutral site.  The Scrum Guide is translated and available in over 30 languages.

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?
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Techniques for Advanced Scrum Mastery - moving from specific practices to working with principles

October 7, 2020
The role of the Scrum Master is a complex one. You are serving, coaching, facilitating and teaching the team all while helping to remove impediments and changing the organization.  In today's landscape it has become even more complex having to deal with people working remotely, added distractions and an overall unstable situation.  In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Lachlan Heasman and Eric Naiburg take attendees through some of the practices from the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class that Scrum Masters can use to better serve their Scrum Team(s) focusing on the different stances that a Scrum Master may take on.

Scrum Master: Contract your Team!

October 5, 2020
In this blog series I would like to address topics that relate to professional team coaching as well as Professional Scrum. In the course of becoming a Professional Team Coach, I noticed a lot of interesting topics for Scrum Masters who want to improve their coaching stance.
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4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values

September 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman looks at how Scrum Masters can use the Scrum Values as a starting point when coaching their Scrum Teams. She walks through some examples and experiences she has had coaching Scrum Teams. (4:33 Minutes)