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Five ways to Spot Fake Scrum

May 17, 2021
Fake Scrum is around us everywhere we go. It's unavoidable. Just look on the internet lookup fake Scrum right now and you're going to find all kinds of interesting articles that describe Scrum in very weird ways. There are at least five ways you can tell if you've got fake Scrum going on.
Podcast

Xagility Podcast - Robert Annis and John Coleman discuss the Agile Manifesto, value and organizational agility

May 14, 2021
The term organizational agility is everywhere these days, but what does it really mean? Can we even define it at all? Deepen your understanding of the manifesto and why it is essential to implementing healthy agile that delivers meaningful value. Since its genesis, the agile manifesto has been subject to heavy analysis and subsequent criticism. Robert Annis and host Professional Scrum Trainer John Coleman begin the episode by discussing the lack of diversity and inclusion within the group that created the Agile Manifesto. Whilst acknowledging the limitations of the Agile Manifesto, Robert and John praise its strengths, embarking on a balanced discussion of the manifesto’s twelve principles including 21st-century nuances and examples. Using simple anecdotes, psychological theory, and of course, humor, this discussion guaranteed to give you a new perspective of the Agile Manifesto. Put your walking shoes on or find a comfortable sofa and tune in here to this inspiring episode! (1:11:58 Minutes)
Podcast

A Higher Calling for Agile Coaching – Coaching Agile Teams Mini-Series | 2119

May 12, 2021
This episode of the Women in Agile Podcast is the final installment of the “Coaching Agile Teams” Mini-Series. Lyssa Adkins and host, Leslie Morse, explore the opportunity agile practitioners and agile coaches have to impact society on a global level. The episode has a balance of serious reflection and inquiry sprinkled with laughter, appreciation, and deep dreaming for the future.
Webcast

7 Lessons Learned When Scaling and Aligning Outcomes Using Nexus

May 6, 2021
In this webinar, Anca Tanase and Ravi Verma recap their journey of scaling Professional Scrum across 21 teams using the Nexus framework. They share the key challenges they faced and the lessons they learned when scaling multiple Nexuses to form a Nexus+ of teams that were not only geographically distributed across 3 continents, but also represented 6 distinct organizations.
Podcast

Women in Agile Podcast: From Agile Coach & Consultant to Agile Career Coach – Nada Buhendi | 2118

May 5, 2021
Nada Buhendi, former management consultant turned career coach, joins Women In Agile Podcast host Leslie Morse for a discussion where she shares her story and perspectives on career agility and what she sees impacting both job seekers and those looking to hire agile professionals. Nada does an exceptional job of being vulnerable about how she experienced the workplace and the factors that led her to embark as an entrepreneur focused on aiding others on their career journey. (56:32 Minutes)

Don't Be A Comfortable Scrum Master!

May 4, 2021
At a recent Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class, I asked the group to write down some learnings from the class that may help other Scrum Masters. One statement that came up has stuck in my mind ever since: “Don’t be a comfortable Scrum Master.” – Unknown Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II Attendee.
Blog Post

Taking the First Step toward Scrum

May 3, 2021
Agile frameworks such as Scrum have continued to gain traction because of their ability to vastly improve business outcomes and employee engagement. Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.
Blog Post

What is a Scrum Master?

May 3, 2021
What is a Scrum Master? The Scrum Master is probably one of the most famous Agile roles. And rightly so, because the Scrum Master pays a pivotal role in helping the team with the efficient and effective use of Scrum.

Scrum Guide 2020: True Leadership is an Attitude

May 2, 2021
The readers going through this piece more or less know the definition of a Scrum Master. Co-Creators Ken & Jeff, in their Scrum Guide 2020, having introduced exclusively the framework for Scrum, have put it as: “Scrum Masters are true leaders who serve the Scrum Team and the larger organisation.” The article’s objective is introducing the shift in the mindset or attitude. This is a requisite to become a genuine leader, as far as my experience goes.