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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.
Webcast

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.
Podcast

Women in Agile Podcast - Agile Coaching interplay with Gestalt Psychotherapy – Lisa Bradburn | 2116

April 21, 2021
During this episode of the Women in Agile Podcast, host Leslie Morse is joined by Lisa Bradburn as they discuss the interplay of agile coaching and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Lisa shares her agile origin story and what led her to study Gestalt Psychotherapy.  Then they proceed to unpack the difference in coaching and psychotherapy, what Gestalt Psychotherapy is, and how underlying skills and tenets of the study can aid in the work of agile coaching.
Webcast

The Power of Stories

April 20, 2021
Stories have a powerful impact on humans. Most of us have a favorite story. This can be a book, a movie, a play, an opera, or something else. We can remember details from stories that surpass most of the facts we can otherwise keep in our mind. And yet in a professional setting we often use facts to transport information and learning instead of stories. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Götz discusses why this is wrong and how it can be improved. He will share where he is using stories and what effects can be achieved when we tell each other stories instead of facts.

PO Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement

April 19, 2021
If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate. They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients.
Whitepaper

Accountabilities of a Professional Product Owner

April 16, 2021
In this joint whitepaper from Avanade and Scrum.org, we explore the key complexities of Product Ownership and ways to address them. We hope these insights will be beneficial as you use Professional Scrum and Professional Product Ownership to solve complex problems to help your clients (internal to your organization or companies you engage with in a vendor-client relationship) deliver the best value to the end users of the product.

"I’m Not Getting Anything Done"

April 9, 2021
I've given the same advice to almost all of my clients -- "you need a clearer Product Backlog", "You're working really hard but you're not getting anything done", and "You need to cut scope, launch your product with a more focused scope, launch it, and then get feedback." ...
Blog Post

Radical Remote Working

April 9, 2021
Companies have shifted to long-term remote work and employees across many different industries are accepting that the pre-pandemic workplace will not come back. I call this "radical remote".
Webcast

Goals, Measures, and other Mysteries - How Evidence-Based Management Helps Focus and Improve What Matters

April 8, 2021
In this discussion, Ralph Jocham, Don McGreal, and Patricia Kong discuss how to improve goals by adding specific measures to know when goals are achieved, how to seek toward goals using empiricism, and how to choose measures to help inform improvements. They will talk about Evidence-Based Management, a framework developed by Scrum.org to help organizations use empiricism to set goals and make progress toward those goals.