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Actionable Awareness: Unlock Your Influence

September 24, 2020
Whether you're trying to figure out how to help your team improve, just starting with a new team, or mentoring a Scrum Master, the key to unlocking your influence is the ability to have actionable awareness. In this webinar with Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Wavle, you will learn about and apply the Actionable Awareness Canvas and the set of skills it prompts you to use, pausing your own viewpoints, slowing down your thinking, and broadening your awareness.
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Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact

June 30, 2020
Many organizations are racing to become more agile. But do the numbers support the hype? Does adopting an agile operating model have a direct impact on the bottom line? In this webinar, Christopher Handscomb, partner at McKinsey and Dave West, CEO Scrum.org discuss the results of new research on measuring the impact of agility on the bottom line. They discuss the value of agile and how it really does make a difference on performance and results.
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Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence-Based Management

June 16, 2020
In this Scrum Pulse webinar,  Professional Scrum Trainer Todd Miller will discuss how he has worked with several organizations to introduce Evidence-Based Management (EBM) as a way to measure and drive the conversation based on qualitative data.  Todd will share his success stories and challenges from using EBM in companies ranging from health insurance, insurance, retail, and multiple product development companies including SaaS and PaaS. This webinar will be moderated by Patricia Kong, Product Owner - Enterprise Solutions, Scrum.org.
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Coaching Agreements with Scrum

May 27, 2020
From the previous webinar in January 2020, ‘Answering those hard questions about coaching in Scrum’, we received powerful questions and feedback from to continue the dialogue on Scrum and coaching. In this follow up webinar, we will bring these questions back to the discussion table. In the first webinar we touched on the International Coach Federation's (ICF’s) definition of coaching, coaching competencies and code of ethics. In part two, Dave West and Maaike Klasen will take you along further unpacking the topic: working with the ICF coaching agreement in Scrum.
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Using Scrum at Home - How Scrum can help Conquer Neurodiversity Challenges

May 5, 2020
Sally Waters’ husband Francis has ADHD, and even with medication he was struggling to cope with adult life. Most productivity systems lasted less than a week. It was only after Sally found out about Scrum and implemented it at home that he was able to move forward. This webinar will explore, through a variety of personal anecdotes, how well Scrum can work at home for both couples and families struggling with these issues.
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Designing Agile Training Courses for Maximum Impact and Results

April 23, 2020
In this session, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma and Jack J. Phillips from the ROI Institute will explore how most Agile training courses typically unfold – starting with the pre-sales process to class-delivery and post-class experience. We will start by looking at the cast of characters we typically find in these journeys and potential hurdles that can get in the way of your learning and application of that learning after the course. We will propose simple, actionable steps you can follow to get the most out of your training courses. Finally, they will introduce the underlying principles, framework and practices created by the ROI Institute that provide the foundations for this approach and suggest resources you can use to learn more.
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3 Characteristics of Highly Agile Executives

April 3, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma revisits his experiences working with CxOs from various companies across different industries. Ravi identifies 3 common characteristics that he has seen in successful executives that lead to a greater agile mindset and success. (5:21 Minutes)
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Investing for Business Agility

April 3, 2020
Evidence-Based Portfolio Management (EBM-PM) applies lean and agile principles to the challenge of investing to derive the greatest business benefit. It uses rapid delivery of small increments of value to run experiments, gather information, and adapt investment decisions based on evidence from the market. It sets clear aspirational goals to aid alignment and commitment and lets the people closest to the customer develop creative solutions that create real, measurable value.
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Scrum Digital Learning Paths

March 31, 2020
Scrum.org has created Professional Scrum Competencies to help guide an individual’s personal development with Scrum. Building proficiency with Scrum starts with the fundamentals, Understanding and Applying the Scrum Framework, and it is the foundation for personal growth. The competencies and underlying focus areas apply to the roles on the Scrum Team and to other roles in the organization such as Agile Leaders.  To help guide your learning journey beyond the classroom, we provide free digital learning paths for each role.
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How to Initiate Writing a Unit Test Faster and with Little Effort

March 30, 2020
In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Brown talks about more efficient ways to initiate your unit tests with little effort and few key strokes by using a code templates to help. This could possible help you, or your teams, adhere to common test naming standard too. The approach demonstrated is in Visual Studio, and use of extension ReSharper, but it can work with other IDE's, e.g. Intellij, that allow you to have code templates too. (3:32 Minutes)
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Canceling a Sprint

March 27, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham talks about the rare action of canceling a Sprint. In Scrum, this is very much the exception and not the rule. Ralph talks about when this might happen, what may cause it and how to avoid canceling a Sprint. (3:39 Minutes)
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Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems

March 26, 2020
In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainers Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller walk through some content in their new book, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, and talk about how experienced Scrum Masters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership, while removing organizational impediments and helping Scrum Teams deliver real-world value. You will discover how to visualize your work, resolve impediments, and empower your teams to self-organize and deliver using advanced coaching and facilitation techniques that honor and support the Scrum Values and agile principles.
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Enterprise Agility: Buzz or Business Impact?

March 24, 2020
This study explores how to measure the impact of organizations’ enterprise-wide agile transformation and offers a framework for understanding the potential. The findings are based on outcome data from more than 20 companies across six sectors.
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Release Burndown Charts

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes how Burndown Charts can be used in release planning and predictions. (4:10 Minutes)
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Burndown Charts Defined

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes Burndown Charts and focuses on the work within a Sprint. Ralph discusses how and why they are used and provides guidance on ways to leverage them in your teams. (4:37 Minutes)
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Relative Estimation

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a set of analogies to help understand ways of estimating work against each other and independent of each other, the reasoning behind his thinking and tips for success. (4:48)
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Timing of Scrum Events

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini describes the time-box for each of the Scrum Events and gives some recommendations on how the timing may change based on Sprint length. (3:18 Minutes)
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Scrum Events

March 20, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Scrum Events, describing their use, value and expected timing. (3:10 Minutes)
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An Introduction to Scrum Artifacts

March 19, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Artifacts in Scrum, describing their use, value and the roles who are responsible for managing and using them. (4:06 Minutes)
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How Large Should Your Product Backlog Be?

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Steven Deneir provides insights into how many Product Backlog Items should exist at a time in your Product Backlog, practices for refinement and how often to refine. (5:03 Minutes)
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How to Manage the Pain of Distributed Scrum Teams

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses some analogies and stories of how to deal with difficulties when working with distributed Scrum Teams. Ravi discusses why connecting with people on the team is so valuable and suggestions on how to connect with them. (9:22 Minutes)