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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.

OKRs: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

November 24, 2020
OKRs are a powerful tool for setting and measuring goals, but like all power tools, they can become dangerous in unskilled hands. When used in informed ways, they can improve focus and lift outcomes, but when mishandled, they can increase waste and inflict real damage upon the organizations that adopt them.
Podcast

Scrum.org 2020 Update by the Scrum Facilitators

November 23, 2020
In this podcast Scrum Facilitators from the Netherlands Sjoerd Kranendonk and Jasper Alblas discuss the new Scrum Guide (version 2020) with Scrum Coaches Steve Trapps and Andy Hiles from the UK.
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Scrum Guide 2020 - Accountabilities

November 19, 2020
The Scrum Guide 2020 defines Accountabilities within one team, Scrum Team. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Accountabilities. (3:21 Minutes)
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Scrum Guide 2020 - Product Goal

November 19, 2020
The Product Goal is now the commitment of the Product Backlog. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Product Goal. (2:26 Minutes)
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Scrum Guide 2020 - Sprint Planning

November 19, 2020
The Sprint Planning has been enriched with a third topic - Why. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the change to the Sprint Planning event in Scrum. (2:24 Minutes)

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

November 19, 2020
In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection of these commitments to the artifacts. They increase transparency, and the focussed delivery of Value. Each of the commitments now clearly support and sustain an artifact.
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How DevOps and Development Can Adapt to the New Normal - Part 3

November 19, 2020
DEVOPSdigest posed the following question to the development community: How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? In response, DevOps industry experts offered their best recommendations for how development teams can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 3 covers visibility and alignment.
Blog Post

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Commitments

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, Commitments were added for each artifact. The commitments provide a nice, structural way to describe some of the key characteristics of each artifact. The intent of this change was to provide clarity and make the Scrum Guide simpler to read and use.
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Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Role to Accountabilities

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, the term role was replaced with accountabilities. The purpose of this change was to place special emphasis that this is not a job description, but the bare minimum set of accountabilities necessary to execute Scrum. The blog describes how these accountabilities are split into 3 groups.
Blog Post

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - What has been removed

November 18, 2020
Scrum is described as a framework, not a methodology. The Scrum Guide provides just enough prescription to allow Scrum to work and encourages its ‘users’ to be smart, adding practices and other things specific to them on top of the framework as needed to form their process.
Webcast

The 2020 Scrum Guide Launch Event Recording

November 18, 2020
Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland are joined by Dave West, JJ Sutherland, Don McGreal and Avi Schneier as they discuss the release of the updated Scrum Guide and celebrate 25 years of Scrum.

Why, What, How - Sprint Planning

November 18, 2020
In the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Planning section has had a very welcome update. Every part of Scrum has a purpose, a reason to why it's included in the framework, and this update made the purpose - raison d'etre - of the Sprint Planning clearer. Let's see how!
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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.

Was ist neu im Scrum Guide 2020 Update? (7 Dinge, die Du unbedingt wissen solltest)

November 18, 2020
Heute, am 18. November 2020, pünktlich zum 25. Geburtstag von Scrum, haben Ken Schwaber und Jeff Sutherland den Scrum Guide aktualisiert.  Um eines gleich vorwegzunehmen: Scrum bleibt Scrum. Ein einfaches Rahmenwerk, welches es Teams ermöglicht, mit der Arbeit an komplexen Problemen zu beginnen. Und der Scrum Guide 2020 ändert daran nichts.  Einige Dinge sind jedoch neu und denen widmen wir uns jetzt. 

Product Goal

November 18, 2020
One of the more challenging aspects of Product Management is to create a tangible relationship between the work we do today and the business strategy. Product Goals are an often overlooked mechanism that can help you in this area.

What Agility Really is About

November 16, 2020
This blog provides 15 tips to improve your agility in a complex world constantly changing as technological advances are driving globalization, changing our environment and influencing society which in turn calls for new solutions to these challenges.

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?