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The Power of the Sprint Retrospective

May 19, 2022
​​​​​​​In my experience, it’s the Sprint Retrospective that teams are most likely to skip, berate, or otherwise bash.  When I hear teams talking about dropping it to “save time,” I want to pull a Darth Vader, shake my fist in the air, and say, “You don’t know the power of the Sprint Retrospective!” and then demand that the team meet anyway.  Alas, I am not Darth Vader.  But hear me out to consider these five reasons for never skipping a Retrospective.  
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Characteristics of a Great Product Owner

April 25, 2022
The Scrum Guide doesn't provide a complete list of the skills required for any of the accountabilities on a Scrum Team. For example, it doesn't specify that Developers must use Java or C# code. The Scrum Guide simply states that Developers need all of the skills to deliver a Done increment of product each Sprint. We intuitively know that the skills required depend on the product. 
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When will we get there?  How to estimate in Scrum.

April 13, 2022
When will we get there?  It’s not just something you might hear from the back seat of a car on a long road trip.  It’s something that a Scrum Team’s stakeholders, customers, managers and many others want to know.  When will that thing you are working on be done?  How long do I have to wait for you to deliver what I want? Sound familiar? Today, we’re going to discuss three ways to estimate and in my next post, we’ll talk about forecasting.
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Discovering the PST Journey: An Event for Women

March 25, 2022
Scrum.org has an intentional focus on increasing the diversity of our Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Community. As a result, we are pleased to bring you opportunities specifically for women and non-binary Scrum practitioners who are interested in learning about the journey to becoming a PST
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An Introduction to Professional Scrum from International Project Management Day 2021

March 15, 2022
In this session, Eric Naiburg, Chief Operating Officer for Scrum.org, provides an overview of the Scrum framework. He’ll discuss how Scrum enables agility, and how an empirical process can empower teams that use it. You’ll learn about the empirical process in Scrum where decisions are made based on observation and experimentation rather than on detailed upfront planning.  We will apply this learning using facts and real-world examples.