Celebrating one year of Scrum Boosters!

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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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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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Even more Physical tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

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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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Scaling Scrum to the limit

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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 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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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Expedite! Handling Unplanned Work in Scrum

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Scrum stands on the three legs of transparency, inspection, and adaptation. In Scrum, the contents of the backlog will need to be refined, estimated, planned into Sprints, and increments of work satisfying those requirements delivered in each iteration. "You gotta flex.

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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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Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

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The post Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams appeared first on Xebia Blog. Agile Agile Coach ScrumAbout 40 people gathered at the nlScrum meetup dedicated to physical and digital tools for the agile workspace.

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Improving SAFe Through Professional Scrum

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SAFe includes Scrum - so how come many Scrum practitioners and thought leaders consider it unsafe? It takes advantage of established frameworks and techniques that work well - Scrum being the first and foremost of those. SAFe's Scrum Master is more of an Agile Team Lead.

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Why Your Team Can Never Go Wrong in Scrum Sprint

Luis Goncalves

If you want things to move as quickly as possible and get your project completed on time (and with a big likelihood of success), implementing an efficient scrum sprint planning is important. The scrum principles work with most types of projects and that makes this framework powerful.

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Scrum for School Work

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It is not often that you hear about children in school using Scrum to help them with their school work. I’ve recently come across a student on social media, who has been using Scrum for school projects. He thought using the Scrum process would help me get the project completed on time.

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What Football Teaches Us About Scrum Teams

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Long ago, before Scrum was Scrum, a model of Team development was introduced to the world, setting the standard for understanding how Teams evolve. But, you knew we’d bring up Scrum soon. There’s no reason a Scrum Team can’t function the same way as those giants of the gridiron.

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Creating a Highly Effective Scrum Team: Everything You Need to Know

Luis Goncalves

Implementing the Scrum methodology is easier than it seems. In my previous blog posts , I’ve shared with you the basics of this framework and its foundation, particularly the Scrum Pillars and Values that should be observed at all times. What makes up a Scrum team?

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How To Do Large Scale Scrum [Infographic]

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That’s when systematic scaling of Scrum becomes critical to an organization’s success. We’ve got a Scrum 3.0 The post How To Do Large Scale Scrum [Infographic] appeared first on 3Back.

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How To Do Large Scale Scrum [Infographic]

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That’s when systematic scaling of Scrum becomes critical to an organization’s success. When An Organization Scales, There Are 4 Main Forces In Play: The need to decompose into multiple interacting Teams so that decision-making can be layered and decentralized to avoid overloading decision-makers (the problem the Product Management Scrum Team solves in the above infographic). We’ve got a Scrum 3.0

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The Scrum Master Craft

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Working with the Professional Scrum Trainer community, and particularly with Ken Schwaber as one of the Professional Scrum Master Stewards has been a very rewarding learning journey. Don’t tolerate complacency, poor conduct, a lack of Scrum values, or regular achievement of Done.

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Scaling Scrum to the Limit

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So how do you scale Scrum to the limit? He and his teams have worked a number of sprints to get better at Scrum, implemented Continuous Integration even to deliver to production multiple times per day.

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Scrum Values are the Foundation of Agile. Here’s why…

Luis Goncalves

Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products. The Scrum Guide defines the roles, events, artifacts and the rules that define this framework. Almost two decades ago (in 2001), 17 software development thinkers came together to create another important aspect that led to the development of Agile Manifesto – the Scrum Values. Not all product development frameworks have a certain set of values like Scrum. The Scrum Values.

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Understanding the Scrum Pillars – Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation

Luis Goncalves

Like any other project management framework, the Scrum methodology is not without some foundational principles that serve as its backbone. Scrum is very easy to understand and is applicable to product development of all kinds , not just in IT. Nevertheless, it is often difficult to master the Scrum framework because it requires continuous practice and familiarisation. What is Scrum? Scrum is not a complete process for building products. Daily Scrum.

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How you can keep Scrum positive

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In Scrum, we know we will make things better through empiricism: We continuously inspect and adapt. Scrum Masters try to fix things by varying their retrospectives format, by introducing games and by introducing more creative problem solving approaches like lateral thinking ( Dr. E.

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Adjust variables for your Scrum

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Dear friends, I want to share an unusual view of Scrum with you. Rules of the "Scrum Guide" can not be changed. Scrum Guide is the only source of knowledge on Scrum. A few years ago, Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org released a joined statement which confirmed this fact.

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Scrum will change your organization!

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When delivering a Professional Scrum Master training or helping clients creating awesome products with Scrum, some people ask me how to adapt (downgrade) Scrum to make it work in their organizations. My answer is always the same: Scrum will change your organization!

Personas in SCRUM

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Agile Training Articles persona in scrum scrum articlesPersonas are highly detailed fictional characters, representative of the majority of users and of other stakeholders who may not directly use the end product. Personas are created to identify the needs of the target user base.

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Lessons from Scrum and Photography

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I am passionate about Scrum as well as about photography and when I thought of writing my first blog, I thought of sharing important lessons that I found useful while supporting Scrum and taking photographs. Every Scrum team should be paying attention to all the three aspects.

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A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work

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Sub-title #2: Jeff Sutherland’s book could have been called: “Scrum: Twice the decision-making in half the time leading to half the work and twice the output.”. A discussion is raging at LinkedIn about the Iron Triangle because the co-authors of Scrum say that “Scrum breaks the Iron Triangle”. The same is not true in complex problem domains such as Product Development, Scrum’s sweet spot. So, what is the weakest link in the work of a Scrum team?

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What’s Epic, User Story and Task in Scrum Work Hierarchy

Luis Goncalves

The moment you start using Scrum, you will encounter a lot of technical terms that you have to be familiar with. As you continue incorporating Scrum in your agile team, you will realise that this framework is the best way to complete a project and develop a product that your customers want.

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Scrum By Example – How to Deal with Bad Scrum User Stories as a ScrumMaster

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It is common in the early stages of Scrum implementation for there to be misunderstandings about what User Stories are for and what makes them useful. Backlog Refinement Certified Scrum Master Training Scrum Scrum By Example Teams User Stories Scrum by Example Scrum Team ScrumMasterA ScrumMaster’s task is to be able to help the Team and Product Owner when they are faced with ineffective User Stories as they go into Sprint Planning.

The 3-5-3 of Scrum

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The 3-5-3 of Scrum. Scrum teams wishing to receive the return on investment associated with a rigorous Scrum should have an immediate method to check if they are implementing the same practices observed in the documented high performing teams. At Scrum Inc. Scrum Inc.

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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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Scrum from the trenches - Product Backlog refinement is a Scrum Team responsibility

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In the "Scrum from the trenches" blog post series I like to address topics that I encounter in practicing Scrum in the real world, with real Scrum Teams. In the previous "Scrum from the trenches"-blog I talked about the Sprint Goal. The Scrum Master.

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More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams

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Time Timer Plus Time-boxing is an important component of Scrum. The post More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams appeared first on Xebia Blog. Academy Agile Agile Coach Scrum ToolsA couple of months ago I blogged about some of the tools and toys that live in the trunk of my car. I take these along everywhere I teach and coach. Since posting, people have suggested additional items that just must be in my toolbox.

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