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How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum

January 20, 2022
How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum by Scrum.org trainer Chee-Hong Hsia.  ​​​​​​​Helping organisations in their Agile journey sustainably while respecting the three Scrum accountabilities. A must-read if you're a dedicated Agile Coach or working with Agile Coaches in your organisation where Scrum is being adopted.

Team Coaching Canvas

January 10, 2022
The Canvas plays the role of a guide for the Team Coaches. The coaches can follow the guidelines of the Canvas and partner with their teams and their stakeholders to maximise the required abilities to move forward successfully, achieving the shared goals.

Scrum Master Interview Questions: How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail

January 10, 2022
Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world, a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand. And that demand causes the market entry of new professionals from other project management branches, probably believing that reading one or two Scrum books will be sufficient. Which makes any Scrum Master interview a challenging task. A good starting point, though, is to ask a candidate to walk in the shoes of an imaginary opponent trying to make the Scrum Master fail by culturally accepted means.

28 Produkt-Backlog Anti-Patterns 🇩🇪

January 6, 2022
Scrum ist ein einfaches, aber hinreichendes Framework für die Entwicklung neuer Produkte, vorausgesetzt, man identifiziert im Voraus, was es sich lohnt zu bauen. Aber auch nach einer erfolgreichen Discovery-Phase kann es einem Scrum Team schwer fallen, das Richtige zu erreichen, wenn das Product Backlog nicht den Anforderungen entspricht: “Garbage in, Garbage out” — wie man so schön sagt. Der folgende Artikel zeigt 28 Product Backlog Anti-Patterns — einschließlich des Product Backlog Verfeinerungsprozesses — auf, die den Erfolg Ihres Scrum Teams limitieren.
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Forecasting for Scrum Teams with Roadmaps

December 8, 2021
A roadmap is a complementary practice that a Scrum Team might use to forecast upcoming deliveries or to translate Product Backlog items into a visual representation. This article includes a few Roadmap templates for Product Owners to use to communicate their forecast to customers and stakeholders. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments section!
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The Daily Scrum Event: 5 Surprisingly Common Misconceptions

November 21, 2021
It might surprise you that even those with years of Scrum practice sometimes make statements about the framework that are, well, inaccurate. The Scrum Guide outlines how teams can learn to work together to deliver complex work. It’s not a how-to list of instructions, and perhaps that’s what leads to misinterpretation.  Last week, we discussed some of the most common, if well-meaning, misconceptions about Scrum in general.  Today, we’ll dive further into this topic with a focus on the Daily Scrum event.

How to Pass PSPO I

November 18, 2021
The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course has evolved over the years and the PSPO I assessment has become even more difficult! I consider this assessment the most difficult of all the Scrum.org entry level assessments and it pays to be prepared. Here then, is my updated guide on how to pass the PSPO I assessment.
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5 Common Misconceptions about Scrum

November 14, 2021
​​​​​​​According to the 15th annual State of Agile Report, there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks this year.  Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.  This rapid growth undoubtedly means many individuals working within agile frameworks have not undertaken formal training in it.  It’s the perfect environment for misinformation to spread.  Below are a few of the most common misconceptions about Scrum.