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50 Frequently Asked Scrum Master Questions Answered

November 23, 2022
Join Professional Scrum Trainers Evelien Roos and Laurens Bonnema for Scrum Pulse webinar focused on 50 Scrum Master frequently asked questions. In this session, they will share the answers to some of the most popular questions they get from students during their training courses.

From Sergeant to Scrum Master - Building a Career Journey with Professional Scrum

November 10, 2022
Duane Girard learned to help build strong teams as a Sergeant in the US Army. In the military, he paralleled many of the Scrum events and values and practiced his ability to build teams in complex environments - later finding a civilian position as a Scrum Master in one of his first jobs out of the military. In this podcast, Duane has a discussion with host, Dave West, and shares those parallels, talks about his career journey as a Scrum Master, and speaks about how the Professional Scrum Master certifications and learnings from courses helped catapult his career as a Scrum Master. (18:32 Minutes)
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When Scrum Doesn't Work

November 1, 2022
Scrum is not designed to solve all problems in all business domains. There are times when Scrum used properly is a great fit for complex problem solving. But when and where does Scrum not work? When should we not be using Scrum? When would it be too much overhead for the value derived?
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Superhero Scrum Masters; helpful or bottleneck?

October 25, 2022
What would happen if Superman wasn't around to save the earth? We, as mere mortals, would perish quickly, and the superhero movies would be super short. Wouldn't it be more helpful if the flying solver-of-all would teach out to save ourselves?
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Usable, Useful and Valuable

October 20, 2022
Usable, Useful and Valuable are attributed to the Increments in Scrum and these terms should not be used interchangeably. A product cannot be useful if its not usable and in addition, a product cannot be valuable if it's not useful.
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A Deep Dive into the purpose of each Scrum Accountability

October 17, 2022
​​​​​​​Scrum Teams that understand the “why” behind the Scrum framework can better increase value delivery to the organization. Internalizing the purpose behind the events, artifacts and accountabilities of Scrum allows the team to get the most benefit from them.  In this article, we will discuss the purpose of each of the three accountabilities in Scrum.

How to Facilitate the Sprint Retrospective

October 14, 2022
In this Introduction to Facilitating the Sprint Retrospective video, you'll learn step-by-step how to guide your team through a Sprint Retrospective with techniques such as the Prime Directive, the Perfection Game, Dot Voting and Affinity Mapping so that your team can leave the Sprint Retrospective with ideas on how to improve. (7:55 Minutes)
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How to get the most from your Sprint Retrospective Event

October 10, 2022
​​​​​​​According to the 2020 Scrum Guide, “The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to plan ways to increase quality and effectiveness.”  Scrum Teams must take the Retrospective seriously to achieve these outcomes.  In this article, we will look at three tips for getting the most from your Sprint Retrospective and provide several agenda ideas that you can use to keep this event fresh.
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Digital Transformation and Scrum

October 5, 2022
Scrum and Digital are not the same things, but often Digital Transformations comprise some sort of agile change. In this blog, Dave West discusses a recent Dare To Lead Podcast where the overlap between Scrum and Digital was apparent. He discusses the six elements of a digital strategy and their relationship with Scrum.

How to Facilitate the Sprint Review

October 4, 2022
In this Introduction to Facilitating a Sprint Review, you will learn a facilitation technique that can help turn the Sprint Review into a more engaging and collaborative session so that you can gather valuable feedback from stakeholders to determine future adaptations of your product. (5:51 Minutes)
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[VLOG] 10 Interview Questions To Find Your Perfect Scrum Master (Or Agile Coach)

September 27, 2022
Are you in the market for a new Scrum Master or Agile Coach? Do you need any help in preparing questions for the job interviews? Here is a short video with 10 questions I would like you to consider based on what I have learned about the art and craft of Scrum Mastery and Agile Coaching from, the Co-Active Training Institute and the ROI Institute. Word of warning - there might be an unexpected twist towards the end of the video, in case you make it that far :)
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3 Problems Scrum Doesn’t Solve ​​​​​​​

September 14, 2022
Scrum’s strength is that it makes difficulties visible faster so the team can address them. While the framework helps to resolve many things that might not be working optimally, it doesn’t eliminate every issue. Let’s look at three problems Scrum doesn’t solve. 

The Importance of Facilitation Skills on the Scrum Team

September 13, 2022
In this episode of the Community Podcast, Patricia Kong leads a discussion with PSTs Todd Miller and Glaudia Califano focused on how Facilitation can help Scrum Teams, the importance of Facilitation Skills for Scrum Team members and the themes that inspired the creation of the new Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills training course.