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The Path to Agility 2019 - The Agile Personality: Selecting and Developing Individuals for Successful Agile Teams - Dave West

June 24, 2019
In this talk, Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org will look at the learnings from a joint study with McKinsey in terms of hiring, selecting and coaching people for agility, and the best characteristics you should be looking for. Dave will provide practical interview questions to support the interview process and good practices for developing agile teams. (1:10:08 hours)
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Scrum with UX: Moving Beyond Design Sprints

June 13, 2019
In this talk, Jeff Gothelf, the co-author of the book Lean UX, and Dave West, CEO and product owner of Scrum.org, discuss the challenges and benefits of bringing practices from lean UX to scrum teams. They answer questions about empirical learning, managing the backlog, understanding the customer and resolving the dual challenges of team composition and “fitting” design activities into scrum cadences. (41:13 Minutes)
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How Testing is Different in an Agile Project

June 12, 2019
In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Gfader talks about how testing can different in an agile environment. He walks through different stages, gives some basic recommendations. (4:33 Minutes)
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Getting Stakeholders Involved in Sprint Reviews

May 28, 2019
In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Punit Doshi provides several ideas to get better involvement from stakeholders during Sprint Reviews including ways to get them to attend if they are reluctant to do so. (5:37 Minutes)
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Some Ideas for Training Without Slides

May 28, 2019
In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Bjorn Persson and Henrik Berglund demonstrate some easy ways to draw pictures to express ideas rather than having to have slides when teaching or presenting. (4:26 Minutes)
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From Vision to Market

May 23, 2019
In this short Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Fabio Panzavolta discusses how work is driven from the vision.  He identifies that the Product Backlog is refined and revisited through empirical data, however too often the vision is not refined in the same way, putting the two out of sync.  This leads to miscommunication and potentially delivering less value. (4:36 Minutes)
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An Effective Sprint Retrospective

April 25, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma describes a Sprint Retrospective in Scrum, giving tips for ways to make them valuable and how he has improved them over time. (6:02 Minutes)
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How Agile Leaders Can Help People Grow

February 7, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Magdalena Firlit discusses ways that leaders in organizations can help their teams learn and grow.  She provides a few tips and thoughts for helping with better engagement.  This is the third in a three part series.  (2:21 Minutes)
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Defer Constraining Commitments

January 23, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Chuck Suscheck discusses some ideas that he has learned when building software over the years on how to make decisions on prioritization, especially as they impact architecture and design. (3:21 minutes)
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How Agile Leaders Can Help Scrum Teams

January 22, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Magdalena Firlit discusses ways that leaders in organizations that are trying to improve their agility can support their Scrum Teams and help them to be more successful.  This is the second in a three part series. (2:49 minutes)
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What is an Agile Leader

January 22, 2019
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Magdalena Firlit describes what it means to be a leader within an organization that is acting in an agile manner and things that they should understand and look out for. This is the first in a three part series. (1:27 minutes)
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Agile.FM Podcast - How to Select and Develop Individuals for Successful Agile Teams

January 22, 2019
Dave West, Product Owner of Scrum.org, co-authored a paper in collaboration with McKinsey about favorable personally traits for team members in agile teams. In this episode of the Agile.FM Podcast with Joe Krebs, receive confirmation about some well known facts such as handling ambiguity but also some really eye-opening findings around pride in work, extroverts and the secret sauce of agile team members.
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Some Examples of Impediments and How to Handle Them

December 14, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Hiren and Punit Doshi provide some examples of impediments that they have run into while working on Scrum Teams and ways that they went about handling them. They also investigate how a Scrum Master can help the Development Team deal with potential issues before they become impediments. (3:41 Minutes)
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Some Rules of Scrum Explained

December 13, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Piyush Rahate briefly talks about some of the rules in Scrum, why they are important and how they can be applied. (2:23 Minutes)
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Tips for Scaling Scrum

December 12, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Jeff Bubolz provides some tips from his experience working to deliver a product with multiple Scrum Teams. Jeff discusses Product Ownership, Backlogs, Daily Scrums and more. (5:41 Minutes)
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The Nexus Integration Team Explained

December 12, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Krystian Kaczor discusses the purpose that the Nexus Integration Team plays when scaling Scrum beyond 2 Scrum Teams to deliver an integrated product. (4:43 Minutes)
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The Sprint Backlog Defined

November 15, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Dominik Maximini takes viewers through the Sprint Backlog using text from the Scrum Guide to drive the conversation. Dominik mixes stories and examples throughout the discussion. (6:24 Minutes)
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A Retrospective Tool Introduction

November 15, 2018
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Andreas Ebbert-Karroum talks about Scrum Retrospective events and a tool that he has used to help improve their success rate and communication across the team.
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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. (4:14 Minutes)
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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 overcome them as they learn. (5:29 Minutes)
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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