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Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Product Backlog Management - Chuck Suscheck

June 23, 2021
Do you have a tough time delivering product frequently? Do you seem to always have carry over in your Sprints? Maybe you’re not refining your Product Backlog effectively. The audience asked their questions about Product Backlog management to PST Dr. Chuck Suscheck, in this episode of the Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer webinar series. You will learn about his experience and advice for Product Backlog breakdown. Chuck is a Course Steward for the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and has helped many companies break down work so that they can deliver faster and have more predictability.
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Should A Project Manager Become A Scrum Master?

June 22, 2021
This question comes up often: “I am a project manager and our company is moving to agile or Scrum, does that mean I will now become a Scrum Master?” In response, we hesitate and then give the unwelcomed answer of “It depends.” And it really does depend. The Scrum Master role is deep and wide. Scrum Masters need to support their teams while working with the rest of the people in their organizations to build awareness and enable greater agility. A Scrum Master’s job is not to manage a project or deliver status reports — duties that people associate with the role of a traditional project manager. As a matter of fact, Scrum Masters may not get involved in status reports at all. In this webinar, Eric Naiburg, COO, Scrum.org, will discuss the potential move to an agile way of working, the role of the Scrum Master, and what that means for people currently in the role of Project Manager.
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Can the Product Owner also be the Scrum Master?

June 17, 2021
Scrum is an agile project management framework that enables teams to deliver value in 30 days or less. The two most notable roles in Scrum are the Scrum Master and Product Owners. But for those new to Scrum, question we sometimes get asked is, can the Product Owner and Scrum Master be the same person?
Blog Post

Scrum - What's in a Name?

June 16, 2021
I'm slightly uniquely placed in that I am a Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Trainer and Scrum Coach, as well as being a Rugby Coach, and as such I've always been intrigued by the name Scrum...
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Want to Flow faster? Then get your 4x4 in gear.

June 16, 2021
By combining Professional Scrum with Kanban principles and metrics we have a phenomenal opportunity to ask the right questions sooner, solve the right problems faster and measure more of what matters. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Jim Sammons discusses the Professional Scrum with Kanban “4x4”. The 4 principle and 4 metrics that will help your Scrum Team focus on flow and be able to use data to solve the right problems sooner, have better conversations with stakeholders and optimize their flow. Jim discusses the practices and metrics that Scrum Teams can use with Kanban to focus on their flow and create a basis for continuous improvement.
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Mastering Agility - Evidence-Based Management

June 14, 2021
When creating any sort of product, it's important to understand whether we are moving in the right direction. But how do we know that? How do we measure that? And what metrics do we use for that? Agile organizations know that frequent inspection of results limits risk and improves the ability to deliver value. Scrum.org created a complementary framework called Evidence-Based Management. Patricia Kong is here on the Mastering Agility Podcast with Sander Dur to talk about how we can use EBM to elevate our ability to deliver value. (45:57 Minutes)
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Mastering Agility SPECIAL: Hard topics: beyond shame, trust, and burnouts with Patricia Kong

June 14, 2021
In this special episode of the ‘Mastering Agility’ podcast, Patricia Kong and Sander Dur have a conversation about topics that are close to both of their hearts; shame, trust, and the experience of burning out. It seems that is the social standard to always say that everything is great, when asked how you’re doing. That real life should be like Instagram. The truth is; it’s not. Far from that. Working remotely impacts trust within teams. Shame affects your overall self-esteem. Burnouts are increasingly more common. Patricia is ruthlessly honest about her views and experience. (52:20 Minutes)

Differences between Scrum and Kata

June 4, 2021
A common trend among Scrum practitioners that learn about the Kata the first time is to build bridges to something familiar, in this case Scrum. We often hear similar questions such as "Is a Kata a Sprint?", or "How long is Kata?". For that reason, I have a put together a quick follow-up video to discuss the differences between Scrum and Kata.