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Scrum Teams Need To Share Stories

December 21, 2020
Together with my colleagues Uwe Schirmer and Kurt Bittner, I have compiled a book that contains many of our own stories and those we experienced while working with customers and students: The Professional Scrum Team. Maybe they provide value to you. 
Case Study

How Lola Tech Leveraged Nexus to Increase ROI and Cut Costs for Client

December 18, 2020
In this case study, you will learn how a major US Airline used the Nexus framework scaled across more than 10 teams in what is considered Nexus+ to kick start their agile transformation with globally distributed teams resulting in dramatically decreased time to market and ROI. The company featured in this case study is a US budget airline with over 4000 employees.
Video

Agile Twinning: Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches

December 16, 2020
In this webinar, Leslie Morse and Professional Scrum Trainer Evelien Roos explore how hierarchy within agile coaching roles may impede your organizational agility, shine a light on how you may be inadvertently marginalizing key contributors in your organization, and provide inspiration for ways multiple roles can co-exist.
News

How Scrum.org Helps Development, Site-Building, and Other Teams Tackle Complex Problems

December 16, 2020
Scrum.org is a training and certification body that uses the principles of Scrum to help people and teams with complicated product delivery. In addition to software development and site-building teams, groups from a broad range of industries now leverage the framework to improve their problem-solving abilities. Read this article from HostingAdvice.com to learn more.
Document

The Professional Scrum Team

December 13, 2020
This book is for anyone who works with Scrum Teams or wants to become more effective as a Scrum Team member or leader.
Video

Atlassian Roundtable -Story Points & the Evolution of Agile Estimation

December 10, 2020
Atlassian has joined leaders in the industry to unpack story points and the evolution of agile estimation. Estimation using story points has become the most popular way for agile teams to rate the relative effort of work, instead of traditional time-based estimates. Check out this roundtable from leading industry experts Mike Cohn, John Cutler, Andrea Fryrear, Troy Magennis, and Dave West. (51:20 Minutes)
Webcast

A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months

December 9, 2020
How many calendar days does it take your teams to take a "Sprint Ready" item all the way to production deployment? How is your current cycle time impacting your Business? What would be possible for your Business if your cycle time was 8 calendar days? If you want to learn how to make this happen, please watch to recap a 6 month journey for one of our Scrum Teams that made 7 adjustments to reduce their cycle time from 164 calendar days to 8 calendar days.
Case Study

Year Up Paves the Way to Professional Success for Young Adults

December 8, 2020
There are many resources available to college students to help them advance their knowledge and prepare for the job environment. But what about young adults who have limited access to resources and opportunities? Year Up is an organization committed to providing underserved young adults with equitable access to economic opportunity and mobility, and connecting them with a pathway to a professional career. This article highlights 3 students who grew their professional careers and education through Year Up including participating in the Applying Professional Scrum (APS) training course.

The Evening Daily Scrum

December 7, 2020
According to the Scrum Guide, the purpose of the Daily Scrum “is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal” and “adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary” and “it is held at the same time and place every working day of the Sprint.” So what is the best time to hold the event each day?
Webcast

What is Your Product?

December 2, 2020
In this presentation, Ellen Gottesdiener CEO EBG Consulting and Dave West CEO Scrum.org share why this question is so vital to the success of your product. They discuss principles for defining products, and approaches they have seen work as companies wrestle with the fundamental question, “What is Your Product?”
Document

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.