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Al Dente - 10 Ingredients for Delicious Sprint Reviews

September 24, 2020
Have you been frustrated by unhelpful Sprint Reviews that result in nothing other than the sound of crickets or a cacophony of conflict? Would you like to learn what adjustments might help us make improvements? If yes, watch this webinar with Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma and Steve Tallent of SmoothApps to learn how to cook-up more meaningful Sprint Reviews.
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4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values

September 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman looks at how Scrum Masters can use the Scrum Values as a starting point when coaching their Scrum Teams. She walks through some examples and experiences she has had coaching Scrum Teams. (4:33 Minutes)
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How to Build Multi Vendor Scrum Teams

September 15, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma reflects on an experience that he had working for a client and being in the middle of conflict between the client and another party who was providing members of the Scrum Team. Ravi discusses the importance of ethics, trust, agile principles and the Scrum Values in such a relationship and why in the end, this particular relationship was not following a pattern for success. (6:21 Minutes)
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An Inspirational Story on the Accessibility of Training

August 3, 2020
This story is told by Kameshwari Rao, a Student in a recent Professional Scrum Master training class taught by Professional Scrum Trainer Reshma (Simran) Nagrani. Kameshwari discusses how she was able to attend the class and gain full value from it even with her visual impairment and she talks about what Simran did to help make it possible. (2:14 Minutes)
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What is the Professional Scrum Product Owner Class

July 27, 2020
Meet Ralph Jocham and Chuck Suscheck who are the stewards for the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) class. In this video, Ralph and Chuck provide a brief overview of the class to help you better understand the expected outcomes. (2:16 Minutes)
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A Dagger in the Heart of Agility

July 9, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses satire as a way to emphasize how agility can help an organization. He discusses ways that he has seen people within organizations look at agile for software delivery as outdated and what can happen if they ignore the value that working in a more agile way can help. (4:28 Minutes)
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4 Signs You Are Too Modern For Agile

July 9, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses satire as a way to emphasize how agile can help an organization by discussing ways that some of the organizations that he has been brought into are thinking and acting prior to really understanding what agile truly means. Ravi then takes a more serious view in each area with suggestions of how the Agile and Scrum Values can come into play and enable the organization to decide if this is right for them. (8:20 Minutes)
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Coaching Tips for Scrum Masters

June 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman provides tips for Scrum Masters while in the coaching stance. Stephanie discusses 6 different tips that you can take start applying immediately. (5:14 Minutes)
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Remote Product Ownership - Steering the Ship from Afar

June 22, 2020
Product Ownership is hard enough when your dedicated development team is around the corner from you. So how can you be as effective when your whole team is distributed? This practical session will cover a bunch of tools and techniques you can use as a remote Product Owner to continue communicating vision, maximizing value, and validating your product direction. We will demonstrate ways to collaborate on your Product Backlog, participate in Scrum events, setup other important team and stakeholder cadences, and ways to keep morale high in uncertain times. (58:28 Minutes)
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Sprint Cancellation

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Piyush Rahate provides examples of why a Sprint may be canceled, ways to avoid canceling a Sprint and what might happen if the decision to cancel is made. (4:05 Minutes)
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Ways Agile Scrum Teams Can Become Trusted Advisors

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses several ways that Scrum Team members can transition to trusted advisors of the organization. Ravi describes places to get more information about the business, suggestion on how to communicate with stakeholders and how to leverage experiments as ways to prove value. (4:58 Minutes)
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The Scrum Master Stance as a Teacher

June 2, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Adam Michalczyk and Andrzej Zińczuk look at one of the stances that a Scrum Master plays, the teacher. They discuss types of teachers and ways that Scrum Masters can teach the Scrum Teams that they are working with. (3:44 Minutes)
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Evidence-Based Management (EBM) for Audacious Goals!

May 22, 2020
Evidence-Based Agility, based on Evidence-Based Medicine, uses empiricism to help organizations chart a course to high-value, ambitious, aspirational goals. If you want to change “business as usual,” the way forward is usually very murky. Using experimentation, measurement, and inspect-and-adapt practices to try to make measurable progress is the only practical approach. (59:17 Minutes)
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Bye Bye Velocity! Kanban metrics as an alternative to story points & velocity.

May 13, 2020
During this virtual event, Louis-Philippe explained the Kanban metrics for Agile or DevOps teams. Although the Kanban delivery strategy is highly recommended in DevOps mode, unfortunately, its metrics are hardly used in our profession. Louis-Philippe therefore wishes to share its value with participants. Back at their workplace, Louis-Philippe hopes that participants will have new tools to answer the client's famous question "When will it be done?" (61 Minutes)
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Predicting the End Date of an Agile Transformation

May 12, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma explores the question that he is often asked during initial meetings with clients around agile transformations: "When will the transformation be complete" Ravi provides questions to ask in return, analogies on why such a prediction right out of the gate is likely impossible and ways to better think about anticipated results. (6:46 Minutes)
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How to Define a Product

May 12, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Stephanie Ockerman looks at many aspects that define a product and its goals. She addresses some of the questions around what value means and how value is critical to deciding on what to deliver for the product and when. (8:04 Minutes)
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How to Enable Cross-Functional Scrum Teams

May 4, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma provides several ideas about how Scrum Masters leveraging their servant leadership skills can help their teams become more effective. (6:41 Minutes)
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3 Characteristics of Highly Agile Executives

April 3, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma revisits his experiences working with CxOs from various companies across different industries. Ravi identifies 3 common characteristics that he has seen in successful executives that lead to a greater agile mindset and success. (5:21 Minutes)
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How to Initiate Writing a Unit Test Faster and with Little Effort

March 30, 2020
In this video, Professional Scrum Trainer Alex Brown talks about more efficient ways to initiate your unit tests with little effort and few key strokes by using a code templates to help. This could possible help you, or your teams, adhere to common test naming standard too. The approach demonstrated is in Visual Studio, and use of extension ReSharper, but it can work with other IDE's, e.g. Intellij, that allow you to have code templates too. (3:32 Minutes)
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Canceling a Sprint

March 27, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham talks about the rare action of canceling a Sprint. In Scrum, this is very much the exception and not the rule. Ralph talks about when this might happen, what may cause it and how to avoid canceling a Sprint. (3:39 Minutes)
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Release Burndown Charts

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes how Burndown Charts can be used in release planning and predictions. (4:10 Minutes)
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Burndown Charts Defined

March 24, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham describes Burndown Charts and focuses on the work within a Sprint. Ralph discusses how and why they are used and provides guidance on ways to leverage them in your teams. (4:37 Minutes)
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Relative Estimation

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a set of analogies to help understand ways of estimating work against each other and independent of each other, the reasoning behind his thinking and tips for success. (4:48)
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Timing of Scrum Events

March 23, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini describes the time-box for each of the Scrum Events and gives some recommendations on how the timing may change based on Sprint length. (3:18 Minutes)
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Scrum Events

March 20, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Scrum Events, describing their use, value and expected timing. (3:10 Minutes)
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An Introduction to Scrum Artifacts

March 19, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini provides a short overview of each of the Artifacts in Scrum, describing their use, value and the roles who are responsible for managing and using them. (4:06 Minutes)
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How to Manage the Pain of Distributed Scrum Teams

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma uses some analogies and stories of how to deal with difficulties when working with distributed Scrum Teams. Ravi discusses why connecting with people on the team is so valuable and suggestions on how to connect with them. (9:22 Minutes)
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How Large Should Your Product Backlog Be?

March 18, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Steven Deneir provides insights into how many Product Backlog Items should exist at a time in your Product Backlog, practices for refinement and how often to refine. (5:03 Minutes)
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1 Question, 48 Answers and the Path to Professional Scrum

February 20, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma provides a template to help viewers think about the elements of Scrum in a professional manner.  Ravi thinks about each element as a way to empirically increase value, decrease waste and manage risk.  By being able to explain how Scrum and its elements create transparency into value, waste and risk and then how they enable inspection and adaptation, you will be on your way to better understand each of the elements of Scrum. (3:07 Minutes)
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10 Coaching Questions to Enable Self-Organization

February 19, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma looks at how learned habits as a manager can impact ones ability to coach people and teams. He goes on to provide tips to help Scrum Masters and coaches to make a transition from problem solving to the stance of coaching. (5:33 Minutes)
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What is Transparency?

February 11, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Daria Bagina discusses why transparency is so important in Scrum and how to foster transparency across the Scrum Team and beyond. (5:25 Minutes)
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Why Trust is the Core of Scrum

February 3, 2020
In this short video,  Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal shares why trust between co-workers and management is crucial to agile adoption.
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Servant Leadership in Scrum

January 10, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses how the Scrum Master as a servant leader can create an atmosphere where the Scrum Team members feel comfortable being able to hold each other accountable. Ravi provides stories, examples and strategies for creating an atmosphere for the Scrum Team to be able to be open with and respectful of their team members and why this is so important to their ability to succeed. (10:14 Minutes)
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Dispelling Common Scrum Myths and Misconceptions

December 27, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ram Srinivasan takes a look at 8 common myths and misconceptions from people about Scrum discussing why they are not true and what it really means. (10:53 Minutes)
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A Perspective on the Professional Scrum with Kanban Class by its Co Creator

December 24, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Louis-Philippe Carignan and Daniel Vacanti who is also the co-creator of the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) class, Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and Kanban Method discuss the origins of the PSK class and provide some insights into what will be learned over the 2 day class. (3:15 Minutes)
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Is Your Scrum too Pushy?

November 19, 2019
All jokes aside...could your enthusiasm for Scrum be frustrating your team members? Don McGreal is Vice President of Learning Solutions at Improving. He is also a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and serves as co-steward of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course. (3:14 Minutes)
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The Role of a Product Owner in Legacy Rewrite

October 17, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses the myth that Scrum cannot be used when rewriting legacy applications. Ravi provides benefits of using Scrum during such a project and how the Product Owner can place a critical role. (6:44 Minutes)
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Is Your Organization Ready for Scrum

October 17, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma talks about his "Definition of Ready for Scrum" when it comes to whether or not your organization is ready to start adopting Scrum. Ravi goes through several questions that he will ask and some typical answers to help you determine your readiness for Scrum. (10:02 Minutes)