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Yes I can Continously Deliver with Scrum!

January 16, 2018
During some Scrum training classes, I have been asked, can teams practice Continuous Delivery (CD) , using the Scrum Framework? The answer is a resounding yes!   Let's explore why some believe that Scrum only allows you to release at the most, every Sprint against what the Scrum Guide says.   
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Why Diversity Matters

January 16, 2018
Diversity boosts innovation in companies in times, when the rate of outside change is high. Diversity of people across culture, gender, religion, physical ability, ethnicity and other individual differences have to offer value for the group. Diversity in teams can generate greater idea flow and help making faster and better decisions. 

My take on Agile leadership

January 13, 2018
The intention of this blog post is to test the content of an upcoming book that I am writing on Leanpub called So You Want To Be A Hero: Soft skills at the core of Agile leadership. While I agree that Agile is eating the world, I believe we have to revisit our understanding of leadership to support Agile. To quote Denning in his article, "this kind of leadership is beyond the capabilities of the lumbering industrial giants of the 20th Century."
Case Study

World Servants Improves Global Living Standards with Scrum

January 12, 2018
With Scrum, World Servants Product Owners are able to identify which of their requests are higher priority and should be completed first. In turn, they also use Scrum to help them collectively agree on which backlog items should be assigned to the IT department in the next Scrum Sprint - a time-box of 30 days or less during which a “Done,” usable, and potentially releasable product increment is created.
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10 top digital transformation trends for 2018

January 8, 2018
In the year 2018, how will companies use development processes, business practices, IT infrastructure, and technologies like artificial intelligence and IoT to help drive digital transformation? While many organizations are starting down the path, sometimes with an eye to improving the user experience (UX), progress levels, types of initiatives, and specific implementations vary a lot from one industry to another and even between individual companies. That’s the general consensus of opinion among a variety of informed observers.
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Itero Group, LLC announces Miller as Vice President of Agile Innovation

January 5, 2018
Todd Miller comes to Itero Group, LLC as an experienced Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach, and Developer. In his most recent roles, Todd trained and coached enterprises and teams across the United States on the Scrum framework, enterprise agile transformation, and professional software development. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org.
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Ken Schwaber's Impact on Agile, Scrum and More from David Dame

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame talks about his experiences over many years working in the Agile community and with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, founder of Scrum.org and signatory of the Agile Manifesto. David looks at his history with Ken and Ken's impact on the industry. (2:13 minutes)
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Scrum is at the Core of Modern Practices

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame discusses how many modern practices and techniques have Scrum at their core and why the empiricism of Scrum continues to be so important today. (1:39 minutes)
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Scrum with Design Thinking

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame talks about how using Scrum with practices from Design Thinking can come together to help deliver better solutions to customers. (3:08 minutes)

The Importance of Common Sense

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame discusses why you need to think and use common sense when working. With Scrum being empirical, you need to leverage common sense in making changes and decisions. Sometimes, you need to make assumptions and moves based on knowledge instead of just hard and fast rules. (1:55 minutes)
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The Importance of Diversity in Scrum Teams

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame talks about why diversity in Scrum Teams is so important.  Topics include diverse thinking, capabilities and knowledge. (2:27 minutes)
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You Can Contribute Without Being an Expert

December 30, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer David Dame discusses how people can always be learning and why you don't have to be an expert to contribute to the Scrum Team. (2:14 minutes)
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An Introduction to the Cynefin Model

December 29, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Erwin van der Koogh takes you through the Cynefin model that he uses to determine the how to approach problems from simple to complex. (5:03 minutes)
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What is Backlog Refinement?

December 19, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes the Backlog Refinement, provides tips for how to hold and improve refinement sessions. 5:25 Minutes

Myth 9: Story Points are Required in Scrum

December 18, 2017
In this post, we'll bust the myth that Scrum requires work to be estimated in Story Points. Although it is a useful technique, and used by many Scrum Teams, it is by no means the only technique. Above all, remember the quote by Esther Derby: “Estimating is often helpful, estimates are often not.”
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Skunkworks in a Batcave

December 18, 2017
In this LiveMint article, Bigtree Entertainment’s CEO Ashish Hemrajani talks about how he has evolved his organization, improved communication and created an environment where people want to work.
Whitepaper

Scrum Studio: A Model for Innovation

December 15, 2017
Scrum Studio creates an environment in which empiricism can thrive. It may exist as a physically separate organization, or it may simply be a protected part of an existing organization, especially when it is just getting started.   Read this paper to learn more.
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Agile Transformations: Common Challenges and Solutions

December 15, 2017
In this presentation by Professional Scrum Trainer Robert (Robb) Pieper he discusses Agile Transformations and common challenges/solutions to scaling Scrum, issues with individuals and teams, communication challenges and much more. 50:08 Minutes
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How to Manage Unplanned Work During the Sprint

December 11, 2017
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Hiren Doshi discusses a model to assess and control unplanned work that may come up during a Sprint and reviewing its impact during the Sprint Review. 3:12 Minutes

A Quick Look Inside the Professional Scrum Developer Classroom

December 11, 2017
This short video provides a look into what happens during the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) course. You can see the class in action as they break into Scrum Teams, deliver working software and go through the different Scrum Events. Course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Thomas Schissler, Peter Goetz and Richard Hundhausen host this video. 2:02 Minutes