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Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Product Backlog Management - Chuck Suscheck

June 23, 2021
Do you have a tough time delivering product frequently? Do you seem to always have carry over in your Sprints? Maybe you’re not refining your Product Backlog effectively. Ask all of your questions about Product Backlog management to PST Dr. Chuck Suscheck, in this episode of the Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer webinar series. You will learn about his experience and advice for Product Backlog breakdown. Chuck is a Course Steward for the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and has helped many companies break down work so that they can deliver faster and have more predictability and he’ll be at your disposal in this session of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer.
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Want to Flow faster? Then get your 4x4 in gear.

June 16, 2021
By combining Professional Scrum with Kanban principles and metrics we have a phenomenal opportunity to ask the right questions sooner, solve the right problems faster and measure more of what matters. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Jim Sammons will discuss the Professional Scrum with Kanban “4x4”. The 4 principle and 4 metrics that will help your Scrum Team focus on flow and be able to use data to solve the right problems sooner, have better conversations with stakeholders and optimize their flow. Jim will discuss the practices and metrics that Scrum Teams can use with Kanban to focus on their flow and create a basis for continuous improvement.
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Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Russell Miller - Answering Your Most Pressing Questions about Scrum

May 12, 2021
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, Professional Scrum Trainer Russell Miller will answer your questions about Scrum. How can we improve customer outcomes by focusing on values within the Scrum Team? How can you inspect the values at work in your team? What are team values? How can you identify the behaviors team members think are important? Come learn how to create positive, productive team norms that lead to high morale and great customer outcomes!
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7 Lessons Learned When Scaling and Aligning Outcomes Using Nexus

May 6, 2021
In this webinar, Anca Tanase and Ravi Verma recap their journey of scaling Professional Scrum across 21 teams using the Nexus framework. They share the key challenges they faced and the lessons they learned when scaling multiple Nexuses to form a Nexus+ of teams that were not only geographically distributed across 3 continents, but also represented 6 distinct organizations.
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Women in Agile Podcast: From Agile Coach & Consultant to Agile Career Coach – Nada Buhendi | 2118

May 5, 2021
Nada Buhendi, former management consultant turned career coach, joins Women In Agile Podcast host Leslie Morse for a discussion where she shares her story and perspectives on career agility and what she sees impacting both job seekers and those looking to hire agile professionals. Nada does an exceptional job of being vulnerable about how she experienced the workplace and the factors that led her to embark as an entrepreneur focused on aiding others on their career journey. (56:32 Minutes)

Don't Be A Comfortable Scrum Master!

May 4, 2021
At a recent Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class, I asked the group to write down some learnings from the class that may help other Scrum Masters. One statement that came up has stuck in my mind ever since: “Don’t be a comfortable Scrum Master.” – Unknown Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II Attendee.
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Taking the First Step toward Scrum

May 3, 2021
Agile frameworks such as Scrum have continued to gain traction because of their ability to vastly improve business outcomes and employee engagement. Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.
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What is a Scrum Master?

May 3, 2021
What is a Scrum Master? The Scrum Master is probably one of the most famous Agile roles. And rightly so, because the Scrum Master pays a pivotal role in helping the team with the efficient and effective use of Scrum.

Scrum Guide 2020: True Leadership is an Attitude

May 2, 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. 
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Should A Project Manager Become A Scrum Master?

April 28, 2021
This question comes up often: “I am a project manager and our company is moving to agile or Scrum, does that mean I will now become a Scrum Master?” In response, we hesitate and then give the unwelcomed answer of “It depends.” And it really does depend. The Scrum Master role is deep and wide. Scrum Masters need to support their teams while working with the rest of the people in their organizations to build awareness and enable greater agility. A Scrum Master’s job is not to manage a project or deliver status reports — duties that people associate with the role of a traditional project manager. As a matter of fact, Scrum Masters may not get involved in status reports at all. In this webinar, Eric Naiburg, COO, Scrum.org, will discuss the potential move to an agile way of working, the role of the Scrum Master, and what that means for people currently in the role of Project Manager.
Case Study

Pentacomp Uses the Nexus Framework to Effectively Deliver Systems with the Ministry of Health in Poland that Have Been critical to Providing Services to Patients During and Post Covid-19 Pandemic

April 28, 2021
Pentacomp designs innovative IT solutions, maintains and services IT systems, and provides consultancy for companies in various industries. By carrying out strategic projects, the Pentacomp team has been supporting the largest organizations and firms in achieving success and gaining a market advantage for 25 years. This case study talks about its work with the Ministry of Health in Poland and how they used the Nexus framework to effectively deliver its systems that have been critical to providing services to patients during and post Covid-19 pandemic.
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Scrum for Digital Marketing - Control the Chaos and Deliver Value

April 27, 2021
Join Clayton Darrohn, Founder at Fishbat along with Professional Scrum Trainer Matthew Hodgson from Zen Ex Machina as they look at the lessons learned by introducing Scrum into their highly disruptive world of digital marketing. They look at why Fishbat started down this journey, the benefits that Scrum delivered, and how marketing teams can start using Scrum to control chaos in a simple and practical way.

Savez-vous reconnaître et guérir du Zombie Scrum ?

April 26, 2021
Les équipes et organisations qui utilisent le cadre agile Scrum espèrent toutes que les efforts porteront leurs fruits, et qu’elles seront bientôt sorties de tous leurs problèmes grâce à la magie de l’agilité. La première étape consiste généralement à appliquer un cadre de travail avec plus ou moins de rigueur. Mais cette étape est souvent vu comme un objectif à part entière et non un simple premier pas. Nous allons explorer comment sortir d’une application mécanique de Scrum pour progresser vers une utilisation performante de Scrum, en particulier par l'utilisation disciplinée d'une "Definition of Done" stricte.

Data-Informed Retrospectives

April 26, 2021
In their book Agile Retrospectives, Esther Derby and Diana Larsen popularized the idea that a Sprint Retrospect comprises five stages. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives.