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Scrum Value: Respect

May 9, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Ravi Verma and Ernst Perpignand discuss the importance of the Scrum Value of Respect, how teams can gain a common understanding of what Respect is and how they can work together in being respectful. 3:43 Minutes
News

5 Misconceptions CIOs Have About Agile

May 9, 2018
By now, CIOs should be aware of the many benefits of the agile methodology. But there's a few persistent misconceptions that could be getting in the way of even greater outcomes. In this article in CIO, Dave West comments on the most common misconceptions he sees organizations falling prey to when it comes to agile practices.
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An Overview of Communities of Practice

May 8, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Stacy Martin and Ty Crockett take a detailed look at Communities of Practice from how they have started them, to funding them, getting greater participation and much more. 7:35 Minutes
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Scrum Value: Commitment

May 7, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Victor Oliveira discusses the importance of the Scrum Value of Commitment, how it can be used and achieved. He provides some brief stories about commitment can be viewed. 2:10 Minutes
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Working harder as an Anti-Pattern and the importance of asking why

May 4, 2018
Nobody gets credit for solving problems that never happened is a paper that explores why the tools that are the reason for success in some companies are ineffective in other companies. And when that happens, people in those organizations have the tendency to work even harder. But is that enough?

Myth 13: The Scrum Master can’t remove people from the Scrum Team

May 4, 2018
As a servant-leader, the Scrum Master sometimes has to make very difficult decisions. This might even include removing someone from the Scrum Team. Obviously, this a difficult decision that should not be taken light-hearted. In this post, we'll share some perspectives on the kinds of situations where removal is a viable option and some tips to do help you do so in the best way possible.

Agile Coach Toolkit #8: Limiting Work-In-Progress

April 27, 2018
Do your team members have a tendency to pick up the next task to work on in case they get stuck with current task because they are measured for ‘utilization’? Such multitasking isn’t just bad, but also has harmful effects and causes stress on the person as proven by a study at Stanford University.

A Wet Weekend with the Scrum Values

April 27, 2018
Over a wet weekend in the UK, my 12 year old daughter was looking for something to do and decided to draw a poster to while away some time. My daughter decided that she would help me by making a poster about Scrum ( honestly!, I am not making this up. I didn't realise how much I talk about a scrum at home.)
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Scrum with Value Streams - Can You Finally Get Rid of Waterfall Thinking?

April 24, 2018
In this talk, Dave West Product Owner and CEO of Scrum.org and Mik Kersten CEO of Tasktop discuss the challenges of introducing value streams to a Scrum world and how you can balance flexibility with the structure to enable better flow and deliver more value to customers. They discuss how to avoid Value-Waterfall-Stream to make sure your stream doesn't become a waterfall and provide a list of potential warning signs for when the process of value streams has become a way of re-introducing traditional waterfall thinking to your product delivery process.
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Interview with Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

April 23, 2018
In this interview on ProjectManagement.com's Scrumptious Blog, Dave West, talks about where Scrum is heading, how it applies to non-software domains, and how to overcome management resistance to the use of Scrum in the organization.

Scrubbing Sprint Zero

April 19, 2018
I remember going on a PRINCE2 course a few years ago, and trying to determine how this celebrated stage-gated framework might be applied to an agile mode of delivery. I was employed in the UK public sector at the time, and I had come to know how instrumental "PRINCE2 compliance" can be to the striking of a defensive organizational posture. When all eventually fails you must be able to show that you followed appropriate procedure.

The Imperceptible Product Owner

April 19, 2018
In this blog, PSTs Sjoerd Kranendonk and Wilbert Seele explain how to achieve more and risk less by being a less visible Product Owner. In the Scrum Guide the following is written about the role of the PO: "The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product and the work of the Development Team."

Agile Coach Toolkit #7: Straight Feedback

April 18, 2018
One of the reasons Scrum allows opportunistic discovery is due to its short and fast feedback loops. With the aim to build a high-performing Team and to get the best potential out of each individual and to help them be successful, Agile Coach needs to provide straight feedback to them. But giving straight feedback is a daunting task especially since we are dealing with human emotions. In general, just the utterance of the statement, “I would like to give you feedback” sends the heart racing for a lot of people.

Line Management is not “Agile”

April 17, 2018
If you give a developer a verbal warning for surfing social media all day, you are crushing their autonomy. Insisting on core hours of 10am-4pm violates self-organisation. Personal development plans are so PRINCE II. Right? Well, maybe. On the other hand, having someone relatively experienced and influential on your side, to help shape your career and keep you off the annual redundancies list might actually be quite useful.

The Start of "Your Scrum Master Journey"

April 15, 2018
In this blog post we've shared our ideas on "Your Scrum Master Journey" and the first steps we've made at a Dutch customer.This week Christiaan Verwijs and I facilitated a workshop at a Dutch customer in which Scrum Masters could provide a pitch for participating in "Your Scrum Master Journey".
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El Rol del Product Owner como Generador de Valor de Negocio

April 12, 2018
Special Spanish Edition presented by Professional Scrum Trainer, Joel Francia and Rodolfo Suarez, Agile Consultant, CeaSoft  En este webinar exploramos el Rol del Product Owner en Scrum. - Parte de las responsabilidades del Product Onwer es definir una visión y objetivos de negocio para el producto que se va a construir, y transmitir esa visión y objetivos al equipo de desarrollo de Scrum. - El Product Owner gestiona el Product Backlog priorizado y ordenado en todo momento.

The Scrum Master Trends Survey 2018 is Open

April 11, 2018
Last year, Stefan Wolpers and Age of Product conducted a Scrum Master Salary Survey of the agile community. The effort resulted in the Scrum Master Salary Report 2017. This year Scrum.org will be joining this survey effort with Stefan Wolpers and Age of Product, with the goal of collecting data from more participants on a global scale to help increase participation and gather new insights.

Scrum from the trenches - the Sprint Goal

April 6, 2018
In the "Scrum from the trenches" blog post series I like to address topics that I encounter in practicing Scrum in the real world, with real teams. Sharing where theory comes into practice, what challenges teams encounter along the way and ways to help Scrum practitioners use the power of empiricism to overcome these challenges.
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A Scrum Adoption Story - How we delivered value in 7 days

April 4, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky gives viewers insight into a Scrum Team he was a part of at a bank from their beginning. Rich discusses the background as to why Scrum was adopted, how they built out their vision and honed in on value. You'll be amazed at the millions of dollars in value that they were able to deliver after just a single one-week Sprint. 5:23 Minutes

Making Tech Debt Visible

April 4, 2018
As a Product Owner, there is nothing more frustrating than having to use valuable development time to deal with technical debt. Like death and taxes, it’s just never a good time when those lurking defects decide to unravel.
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Effective Sprint Planning

April 3, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal reviews how he runs a Sprint Planning session with his Scrum Teams. Don focuses on how the Development Team works with the Product Owner to understand what is in the Product Backlog and how they populate the Sprint Backlog. 5:20 Minutes
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Getting Results from Sprint Reviews

April 3, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ty Crockett provides an overview of the Sprint Review and guidance on ways to make them more effective. Ty addresses some of the issues that come up when he is working with Scrum Teams and ways he has overcome them. 8:00 Minutes

Scrum And DevOps

March 31, 2018
Hello great people of the world. Welcome back to Professional Software Delivery with Scrum (PSD) blog series with yours truly. This time we're going talk about how to use Scrum And DevOps. I am interested to discuss this topic because it's quite common I get a question from someone in the agile community, "Should I use Scrum or DevOps?".