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Simplifying Scrum

June 21, 2018
From my go-to barbecue chicken to practicing Scrum, I have tried adding many different ingredients over the years. Is there a point when too many ingredients get in the way of the original recipe?  Would the Scrum framework in your world of work be more optimal with less of them?
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Agile Israel 2018

Israel
Agile Israel 2018, the central Agile event in Israel running for the 11th consecutive year, bringing world class agile experts and inspiring case studies to help you learn tips and tricks that can be applied in your organization to expand your Agile/DevOps implementations to reach real business agility.
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Scrum Day Germany

Stuttgart
Sie erwartet Innovation und Inspiration, herausragende Keynote Speaker und wie immer die Möglichkeit jede Menge interessanter Leute kennenzulernen.
Webcast

Scrum + HR: Elevating Your Initiatives and the Profession

June 13, 2018
​During this webinar we will explore where HR teams can elevate their initiatives and the profession by understanding the shift in working practices in an agile organization ​as well as harnessing the power of Scrum to deliver more frequent value to their most valuable of customers - the organizations they serve.

Scrum and projects

June 10, 2018
I need to get something off my chest. It's a personal thing, so don't mind me. But maybe it will get you thinking also. It's been on my mind for quite some time. Troublesome sometimes.... Here it goes.
Video

Deliver on Cadence, Release on Demand

June 7, 2018
In this video Richard Hundhausen, Professional Scrum Trainer talks about software delivery as a team, living the Scrum values, and using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to plan and execute the work.

Adapt and Evolve to Scrum

June 4, 2018
Over the centuries, humans have managed to adapt to many situations and evolve to become what we are today. History shows that we have an innate ability to adapt and evolve. This remains valid as part of a change in business, such as the adoption of Scrum.
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Agile Dev West

Las Vegas, NV
Whether you’re new to the agile process and need to get up to speed quickly or you’re experienced and ready to take your team or organization to the next level, Agile Dev West's hands-on, in-depth workshops have you covered. Plus, Agile Dev West is held in conjunction with Better Software West and DevOps West conferences, allowing you to choose from three distinct programs.

What Are You and Your Team Avoiding?

May 31, 2018
What we avoid is still being processed and affecting our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  Sometimes we are aware this is running in the background, and we catch ourselves thinking about it.  Then we try to distract ourselves.  Often we don’t even have awareness, and the effects still show up.

Most Popular Scrum.org Videos

May 31, 2018
Based on the feedback that I have received from my blog about the most popular blog articles, I have decided to do the same for the Scrum.org video series.  Over the past few years, we have generated more than 160 videos to help people learn more about Scrum.
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Music City Tech

Nashville, TN
Music City Tech is a three-day event consisting of simultaneous conferences, each focused on a particular community of technology professionals, held at Vanderbilt University.
Webcast

The Truth About Job Titles In Scrum

May 30, 2018
Scrum defines three roles, the Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team Member. But what happens if you have a different job title? It doesn’t mean that you are out of luck or out of a job, in most cases it means the exact opposite with your job expanding to deliver more value in the Scrum Team. So, where do you fit in Scrum?
Whitepaper

Little’s Law for Professional Scrum with Kanban

May 24, 2018
The fundamental result of Little’s Law is that for a given process, in general, the more things that you work on at any given time (on average) the longer it is going to take for each of those things to finish (on average). As a case in point, managers who are ignorant of this law panic when they see that their Cycle Times are too long and perform the exact opposite intervention of what they should do: they start more work. After all, they reason, if things take so long, then they need to start new items as soon as possible so that those items finish on time—regardless of what is currently in progress.
Video

The Importance of Product Backlog Transparency

May 23, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky describes the Product Backlog and the need to ensure that it is transparent to the entire Scrum Team. Rich talks about why everyone on the Scrum Team needs to understand what it is comprised of, the order or priority of Product Backlog Items and how they fit into the product vision. 2:39 Minutes
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Agile Leadership Europe 2018

Amsterdam, NL
Nowadays, many organisations work with self-organising teams. That’s why an increasing number of managers question what this means for their role as a leader. Does their role become less important, more important or will it disappear completely and does a new one arise? In addition, it’s being said that managers are leaders, but what does this type of leadership entail? Agile Leadership Europe addresses this question and focuses on the subject ‘(Agile) leadership of the future’. With a variety of speakers, from seasoned management coaches to the authors of popular management books, Agile Leadership Europe promises to be an inspiring day. Will you become the Agile leader of the future?
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Agile Central PA Meetup

Harrisburg, PA
Join the Agile Central PA Meetup for a presentation from Matthew Christen on Agile memes and the important points they make in relation to your own experiences, along with discussing what we can do to improve.

Agile Metrics: Velocity

May 17, 2018
Agile Metrics are meant to serve certain purpose(s) and can be very useful if leveraged appropriately. In this series, I want to share my experiences of how metrics may be used, abused and effectively become focal point of failure of Agile adoption in an organization.
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Agile and Beyond 2018

Ypsilanti, MI
Agile & Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference that helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With pre-conference workshops and over 100 conference sessions, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way to the agile expert.

Limiting Work in Progress (WIP) in Scrum with Kanban - What / When / Who / How

May 11, 2018
One of the key Kanban practices is Limiting Work in Progress. If you want to be pedantic, actually what this practice aims for is Reducing and stabilizing Work in Progress. This improves flow, provides predictability, and is actually even more important for creating a pull-based Kanban system than visualizing your workflow using a Kanban board. I worked with several clients that limited their WIP but didn't use Kanban boards. One could argue that maybe this practice deserves to be first in the list of Kanban practices, ahead of Visualization.
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TechDay New York

New York, NY
TechDay brings together the entire tech community. Industry leaders, new startups, investors and tons of press.
Video

Scrum Value: Respect

May 9, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Ravi Verma and Ernst Perpignand discuss the importance of the Scrum Value of Respect, how teams can gain a common understanding of what Respect is and how they can work together in being respectful. 3:43 Minutes
News

5 Misconceptions CIOs Have About Agile

May 9, 2018
By now, CIOs should be aware of the many benefits of the agile methodology. But there's a few persistent misconceptions that could be getting in the way of even greater outcomes. In this article in CIO, Dave West comments on the most common misconceptions he sees organizations falling prey to when it comes to agile practices.
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An Overview of Communities of Practice

May 8, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Stacy Martin and Ty Crockett take a detailed look at Communities of Practice from how they have started them, to funding them, getting greater participation and much more. 7:35 Minutes