Sleepwalking Through Scrum

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How do we recognize when the way we’re “doing Scrum“ is impeding our Agility? This can happen even with Scrum, the whole purpose of which is to help deal with reality in Scrum. How do you reawaken Scrum for a Team that knows what it feels like to work together in a natural way?

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Build trust with Scrum

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The team used Scrum but the Transparency was lost. I believe we have an answer in the Scrum Framework. It supports the Scrum team to be courageous: Managing the risks by Sprint. . With time-box, Scrum Team has a chance to learn, fail and improve continuously. . "Be

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Scrum as Superhero

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How Scrum Saved the Day. That’s the Scrum way. A very small and very focused Scrum Team came in to get the job done. The Scrum Team used an incremental and iterative approach to: Respond to changes in requirements as they arose. We’ve got Scrum 3.0

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The Flying Scrum doctor

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At Agilix , we regularly get asked by companies “to discuss some challenges with Scrum”. Let me tell you a bit more how the “flying Scrum doctor” operates…. Besides coaching and writing blogs, I also teach Scrum.

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Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more.

Scrum is Driving us Crazy!

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Quite a few teams in organizations implementing Scrum depict their frustration in statements like “Scrum is driving us crazy!”, “It’s too chaotic!”, “As if we didn’t have enough meetings, now we have to deal with a ton more!”, “So many metrics we need to improve upon?!?”.

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Iterating towards Professional Scrum

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The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by scrum.org and the State of Agile 2018 shows numbers that provide insight in the maturity of agile adoptions. More than 80% of the Scrum Masters (respondents) claim their organization is in or below a “still maturing” level. Pre-Scrum waterfall .

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A Scrum Master Works on Three Levels

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Through my professional experience, while serving my customers, working with Scrum Teams and training people in Professional Scrum, I have observed that some Scrum Masters only work to serve the Development Team and the Product Owner.

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The Value of Liberating Structures for Scrum Masters

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In August 2018, Scrum.org launched the Professional Scrum Master II class. The intention of this class is to offer the Scrum community an advanced class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. A Scrum Master can show servant-leadership by….

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2019 Scrum Master Trends Report

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2018 was a big year for the Scrum Master with Glassdoor describing the importance of the role and LinkedIn listing Scrum Master as one of the most promising jobs of 2019. Slowly, the Scrum Master has moved out of the world of geek to mainstream acceptance. Scrum On.

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Scrum Handbook: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

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Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That sure sounds like Scrum Mastering. How does the Scrum Master function as a servant-leader to enable and empower people to do their jobs? Agile Coach (AC): A person who works with the Scrum Team to help them improve their skills.

Scrum 3.0: Servant Leadership And Scrum Mastering

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Scrum Mastering is a servant-leadership role. That sure sounds like Scrum Mastering. How does the Scrum Master function as a servant-leader to enable and empower people to do their jobs? Agile Coach (AC): A person who works with the Scrum Team to help them improve their skills.

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Cause Change by Learning & Growing Together as Scrum Masters

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Scrum Masters are often understood mostly as “team coaches”. The Scrum Guide emphasizes that Scrum Masters are responsible for leading and coaching organisations in the adoption of Scrum and causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team.

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Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters!

Xebia

Together with Laurens Bonnema we formed a group who had experienced a lot of bad Scrum, fake Scrum, Scrum […]. The post Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters! Agile Coach People Scrum scrumHistory In 2014 I started at Xebia in the business unit Agile Consultancy and Training (ACT). Colleague Nicole Belilos took me under her wings and helped me develop and grow within this group of Agile coaches.

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Scaling Scrum to the limit

Xebia

So how do you scale Scrum to the limit? The post Scaling Scrum to the limit appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach ScrumYou’re likely to have been asked the question: “we need to go faster, how many more people do we need?” Most people naturally understand that just adding a random number of people isn’t likely to make us any faster in the short run. And what are […].

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Scrum as Superhero

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How Scrum Saved the Day. That’s the Scrum way. A very small and very focused Scrum Team came in to get the job done. The Scrum Team used an incremental and iterative approach to: Respond to changes in requirements as they arose. We’ve got Scrum 3.0

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Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

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The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW ("Agile Ways of Working"), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event.

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Presentation: Innovation Accounting in Scrum

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A couple of years ago I blogged on Innovation Accounting in Scrum , and the bringing of empiricism to product ownership. Abstract: In Scrum a Product Owner can be described as a "value maximizer".but

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Common misinterpretations of Scrum

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Over the years I've seen numerous Scrum adaptions, and I thought perhaps it would be interesting, to sum up, some of the common misinterpretations of Scrum. As my journey in the realm of scrum continues, I have a hunch that this blog will never be finalized. . To keep it transparent and consistent, I've categorized the topics in the same matter as to how it is in the Scrum Guide. Scrum the abbreviation: It's Scrum, not SCRUM. How does scrum do it?

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Is Scrum Agile and is Agile Scrum?

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Scrum is Agile but Agile is not (only) Scrum. The post Is Scrum Agile and is Agile Scrum? Agile IT Scrum2 minutes read (drawing by Alexander) The short version: yes and no! Future Fit Organizations Organizations want to become flexible and Agile or as we like to call it at Xebia: Future Fit. Just like when you go to the gym and want to become […]. appeared first on Xebia Blog.

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How I transformed “multiple Scrum teams” into “multiple team Scrum”

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Intended audience: Scrum masters, Product owners, Managers and Agile coaches. By consequence non-Scrum meetings will die out. Note that good facilitation techniques (diverge/merge and the likes) are a required Scrum Master skill to handle sessions with larger groups.

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Master, UP your Scrum!

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Scrum Master. One of the mandatory Scrum roles. Gather people to the daily Scrum. If you're a Scrum Master reading this right now and think not much of it, it's time to UP your Scrum! Bad Scrum. Summery of the 10 Myths in Scrum - The Liberators.

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What does the Scrum Master do all day?

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Can I discuss with you about running UX process in Scrum? Since you are the Scrum Master, tell us the best way to do this. That is just a snapshot of one day of my life as a Scrum Master. These days more and more people are asking me "What does the Scrum Master do all day?".

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The value of Scrum certifications?

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What's the value of (Scrum) certifications? When it comes to Scrum, there are two simply two providers. Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org. For this blog, I'll be focussing on Scrum.org because I'm not fully familiar with Scrum Alliance. Knowing Scrum vs. understanding Scrum.

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Dear Scrum Master: the Scrum events are theirs, not yours !

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Dear Scrum Master: the Scrum events are theirs, not yours ! The Scrum Master is often expected to facilitate and animate every Scrum events. But, according to the Scrum Guide, the role of the Scrum Master regarding the different events is to ensure that the event takes place and that attendants understand its purpose. Regarding the events, the stance expected by the Scrum Guide about the Scrum Master is : Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.

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The House of Scrum - the Framework Overview

Scrum.org

The House of Scrum metaphor and sketch ( [link] ) seemed to have piqued some interest last year.

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Even more Physical tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

Xebia

You can find the older posts here: Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams Based on LinkedIn and Twitter feedback on previous posts some additions from the field! Academy Agile Coach scrum Training

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Exploring the Scrum Values Workshop

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In 2016, five Scrum Values have been added to the Scrum Guide : courage, focus, openness, respect and commitment. From a Gunther Verheyen’s idea and with Mohamed Gargouri, we recently translated the Scrum Values into French. Introduce the Scrum Values.

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Where is the Manager Role in Scrum?

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The Scrum Framework defines three distinct roles; the Product Owner, the Development Team and the Scrum Master. The scrum guide does elude to Stakeholders, but does not mention anything about managers, executives and leaders. Where are managers in Scrum and do we need them?

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Guidelines in Scrum

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A few days back I did a Scrum Tapas Video explaining what are few of the rules within Scrum. Besides these rules, there are also certain guidelines which help the Scrum Teams to make the best possible use of Scrum framework to create maximum Business Impact. For ex: You cannot do Scrum without the 3 Roles - Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master. Surprise, these 3 questions are just a template for teams that are starting with Scrum.

Iterating towards Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report by scrum.org and the State of Agile 2018 shows numbers that provide insight in the maturity of agile adoptions. More than 80% of the Scrum Masters (respondents) claim their organization is in or below a “still maturing” level. Pre-Scrum waterfall .

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To Empower Your Scrum Teams, Provide Mission Protection

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Scrum coaching and training usually focuses on strengthening your Dev Teams’ collaboration, empowering Scrum Mastering and Product Ownership. These ingredients are all required for Scrum Teams to achieve high-quality results. [1]

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Is Scrum hurting your agility?

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By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right! Inclusive Scrum is about looking at the full value chain and organizing your Product development effort around that.

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A Scrum Poster (A Visual Guide/Aid)

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Interested in receiving a visual aid to interpret the Scrum Guide? Grab a free copy of a very cool Scrum Poster and show off among your colleagues and friends.

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The Path to Scrum Mastery: Avoiding 5 Common Scrum Master Traps

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I’ve met many amazing Scrum Masters along the way that have evolved to take on major responsibilities in their organizations. Are you always the one doing the typing in every Scrum event? Being a Scrum Master doesn’t make you the team secretary.

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