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The Definition of "Done" vs Acceptance Criteria

November 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explores the difference between the definition of "Done" and acceptance criteria. Ralph compares and contrasts the two, discussing the importance "Done" and how to best leverage them.
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The Pyramid of Impediments

November 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini looks at how Scrum Masters start in their role and evolve over time based on new knowledge and experience. Dominik discusses impediments that Scrum Masters run into with their Scrum Teams and how to over come them as they learn.
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What is a Professional Scrum Master?

October 25, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley discuss what it means to be a Professional Scrum Master. They look at behaviors, qualities and a big focus on the Scrum Values. (9:16 Minutes)
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¿Cómo hacer tus Daily Scrum más atractivas?

October 25, 2018
Special Spanish Edition of Scrum Tapas by Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Ballarin.  Los Daily Scrum son eventos muy importantes en Scrum para conseguir la gestión de procesos empírica. Si el equipo Scrum no es capaz de establecer una meta efectiva para el Sprint o los desarrolladores usan este evento para reportar lo que hacen a los demás y no para optimizar continuamente el Sprint, posiblemente perderá una parte importante de su utilidad y atractivo. (3:08 Minutes)
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Examples of the Scrum Value: Openness

October 11, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Andre Coelho and Antonio Costa Neto discuss some examples that they have seen where the Scrum Value of Openness comes into play and why adhering to the value is important for Scrum Teams. (2:46 minutes)
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Technical Debt vs. Not "Done" Work

September 26, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Steve Porter looks at the impact that undone work has on technical debt and discusses some techniques to use when dealing with such issues.  Steve discusses value creation and what needs to be done to ensure value is a consideration in the process. (6:08 Minutes)
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How to Make the Daily Scrum More Effective

September 26, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Russell Miller provides some tips for how to make the Daily Scrum more effective. Russell gives some suggestions on questions to ask to get the team more active within the Daily Scrum and ways to keep them engaged. (3:20 minutes)
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Pick the Requirements Method that is Right for Your Team

September 25, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Wilbert Seele discusses why working with the Scrum Team to decide which method for capturing requirements is the right way to decide. No one method is a must and since it is all about communication, the team should be involved to pick what will help them communicate most effectively. (3:26 Minutes)
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There is a Scrum Event for That

September 25, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan Ripley looks a short exercise that he runs with his Scrum Teams and when working with other Scrum Masters to help eliminate extra meetings. Ryan evaluates how a requested meeting may fit into one of the 5 Scrum Events, getting greater involvement from the team and stakeholders and helping to deliver less meeting time. (2:36 minutes)
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A Few Tips for Working with a Distributed Scrum Team

September 25, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Ravi Vajaria and Russell Miller discuss a few ideas about how distributed Scrum Teams can be more productive.  These are just a few tips and you can find many more on the Scrum.org website. (2:15 minutes)
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A Story About Misunderstood Requirements

July 30, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Chris Lukassen is joined by Intergamma's Scrum Master Jochen Hendriks to discuss how misinterpreted requirements can provide the completely wrong solution for the users, yet sound as if it was exactly what they wanted.  They will use a real-world example of how users wanted one thing and the development team delivered what they interpreted, but not what was desired.  Their solution includes getting the Development Team closer to the customer.  
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There is No "Sign Off" in Scrum

July 30, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Daniel Ziegler discusses the Sprint Review and how the Product Owner works with stakeholders and the Development Team on managing and reviewing requirements, Product Backlog Items and their completion. He describes how there is no official "sign off" and the importance of the Definition of "Done" in defining what it means to completed Product Backlog Items.
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Slaying Technical Debt

July 20, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Todd Miller discusses the concept of Technical Debt and ideas on how to work to remove it. He looks at different concepts and why removal over time is important to the long-term viability of a product.
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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.
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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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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
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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
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Scrum Value: Commitment

May 7, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Victor Oliveira discusses the importance of the Scrum Value of Commitment, how it can be used and achieved. He provides some brief stories about commitment can be viewed. 2:10 Minutes
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Working harder as an Anti-Pattern and the importance of asking why

May 4, 2018
Nobody gets credit for solving problems that never happened is a paper that explores why the tools that are the reason for success in some companies are ineffective in other companies. And when that happens, people in those organizations have the tendency to work even harder. But is that enough?
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A Scrum Adoption Story - How we delivered value in 7 days

April 4, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Rich Visotcky gives viewers insight into a Scrum Team he was a part of at a bank from their beginning. Rich discusses the background as to why Scrum was adopted, how they built out their vision and honed in on value. You'll be amazed at the millions of dollars in value that they were able to deliver after just a single one-week Sprint. 5:23 Minutes
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Effective Sprint Planning

April 3, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal reviews how he runs a Sprint Planning session with his Scrum Teams. Don focuses on how the Development Team works with the Product Owner to understand what is in the Product Backlog and how they populate the Sprint Backlog. 5:20 Minutes
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Getting Results from Sprint Reviews

April 3, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ty Crockett provides an overview of the Sprint Review and guidance on ways to make them more effective. Ty addresses some of the issues that come up when he is working with Scrum Teams and ways he has overcome them. 8:00 Minutes
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Agile Metrics

March 30, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Mark Noneman talks about ways to measure the impact of agile practices on an organization. He looks at this in 4 parts, Development, Outputs, Outcomes and Impacts. 3:31 Minutes
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Ways to Maintain the Scrum Value of Focus

March 16, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Charles Bradley looks that the Scrum Value of Focus and ways to help improve and maintain it. He uses an excellent example about how the Sprint Goal helps individuals and the Scrum Team stay focused throughout the Sprint. 3:18 Minutes
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Course Introduction to Professional Scrum Foundations

March 15, 2018
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course. Course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Jill Graves and Rich Visotcky give you insight into the structure of the class and what you will learn. 1:59 Minutes
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Lessons Learned from Using Scrum to Build a Bee House

March 8, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Chris Lukassen talks about how he used Scrum when working with a group of children to build a bee house and how this experience can apply to any team looking to deliver a product using Scrum. (4:20 minutes)
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Why a Scrum Master Should Not Have Other Roles

March 8, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Evelien Roos discusses why having a Scrum Master also hold other roles on the Scrum Team is not a good idea and how it can cause conflicts of interest resulting in negative team impact. (2:21 Minutes)
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An Introduction to the Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus Course

March 8, 2018
This short video provides an overview of the Scaled Professional Scrum with Nexus (SPS). In this video, course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Ravi Verma and Fredrik Wendt give you insight into the structure of the class and what you will learn over the 2 days. (
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An Introduction to the Professional Scrum Master Course

March 8, 2018
This short video provides an overview of the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course created by Scrum co-creator and our founder Ken Schwaber. Course stewards and Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl give you insight into the structure of the class and what you will learn over the 2 days. (1:39 minutes)
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The Importance of Patience as a Scrum Master

March 7, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Pawel Mysliwiec talks about why it is important for a Scrum Master to be patient.  He gives examples of his experience as a Scrum Master and trying to deal with issues too quickly and without thinking of the bigger picture. He looks at how this could have been handled differently and the impact it has on the Scrum Team and its stakeholders. (4:07 minutes)
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Why You Need a Retrospective Every Sprint

March 7, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Andrzej Zińczuk discusses his experience working with a Scrum Team that was questioning their need to conduct Sprint Retrospectives each Sprint. He used a football analogy to help them understand the importance of a Sprint Retrospective and what it requires for teams to be professional. (4:37 minutes)
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Building Self Organizing Teams

March 7, 2018
In this presentation from Scrum Day India, Professional Scrum Trainer Venkatesh Rajamani discusses how self-organization is not about eliminating leaders, but rethinking their role in a more balanced way. (51:32 minutes)
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Project vs. Product Mindset

March 6, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham discusses the evolution of mindset from a project to product point of view. He looks at some of the differences and benefits of thinking about a product rather than a project. (5:05 minutes)
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Plan Driven vs. Value Driven Development

March 5, 2018
As part of the Scrum Tapas video series, Professional Scrum Trainer Punit Doshi discusses the difference between having your entire schedule driven by plans that are created at the beginning of a project vs defining the plans on a Sprint by Sprint basis to help ensure that you are always focused on the delivery of value by learning and adapting as you go. (4:45 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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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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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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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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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)