Reflections of an Undercover Scrum Master

Agile Alliance

Dane took a two-year break from his job as a Scrum Master to join a development team. His perspectives as both a developer and Scrum Master are insightful. People scrum scrum masterOur latest conversation is with Dane Weber.

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Scrum Accountability

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TL; DR: Scrum Accountability. Learn more about how Scrum deals with accountability. Here, accountability acts as an enabler for Scrum first principles.). There is no blame game, finger-pointing, or butt-covering in a real Scrum environment.). Scrum First Principles.

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Recruiting Great Scrum Masters

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Finding a Scrum Master is simple and complex. There are plenty of people out there who call themselves “Scrum Masters”, but how do you know if the person you are hiring really is a great Scrum Master? How do they know what a great Scrum Master CV is from a bad Scrum Master CV?

Alternative Scrum Framework Poster

Scrum.org

We have redesigned our Scrum Framework poster and have made some changes. . . . Scrum Events . The heart of Scrum is a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less” [2]. Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review & Sprint Retrospective . Scrum Artifacts .

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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 and Micro-Retrospectives

Agile Alliance

Process continuous improvement retrospective scrumOne of the twelve principles behind the Agile Manifesto says: “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly”.

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Daily Scrum: Is it a Waste of Time?

Agile Alliance

Daily Scrum? Daily Scrum is just a chance for the Scrum Master to show up and micromanage. Daily Scrum is for reporting status, but I could do that in an email. People collaboration scrumIt’s a waste of time and interrupts my work.

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Nexus Daily Scrum - No Scrum of Scrums

Scrum.org

En Nexus no se requiere una reunión “Scrum of Scrums” ya que se usa el Nexus Daily Scrum. El Nexus Daily Scrum es un evento del Framework Nexus de Scrum.org que sirve fundamentalmente para gestionar las dependencias entre varios equipos Scrum y analizar el impacto de las mismas.

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Nexus Daily Scrum no Scrum of Scrum

Scrum.org

En Nexus no se requiere una reunión “Scrum of Scrums” ya que se usa el Nexus Daily Scrum. El Nexus Daily Scrum es un evento del Framework Nexus de Scrum.org que sirve fundamentalmente para gestionar las dependencias entre varios equipos Scrum y analizar el impacto de las mismas.

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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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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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Scrum Masters are People Too – Give ‘Em a Break, and a Hand

Agile Alliance

There are great Scrum Masters and lousy Scrum Masters. Scrum Masters are people too. People agile teams scrum scrum masterThere are also great and lousy managers, developers, testers, salespeople, and neighbors.

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The Scrum Guide Reordered

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered. The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional categories. The Origin of the Scrum Guide Reordered. Professional Scrum.

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Emergence in Scrum

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Emergence in Scrum is a key principle to delivery. Emergence as applied in Scrum. The Vlog considers how emergence is applied by Scrum in four fundamental ways. How Scrum applies emergent design supporting this with emergent architecture.

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Scrum Patterns - Putting Scrum into practice

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In September 2019, the book I co-authored, called A Scrum Book was finally published. The book is 528 pages long and contains 94 Scrum patterns. Contrast that to the Scrum Guide of only 19 pages. Scrum Patterns. What does a Scrum Pattern look like?

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Scrum First Principles

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TL; DR: Scrum First Principles. Given that its sibling empiricism is an integral part of Scrum as a framework, applying Scrum first principles thinking is also a useful exercise. Scrum First Principles. How can we apply first principles thinking to Scrum?

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Beyond Mechanical Scrum

Scrum.org

The teams at his company had well established cadences for their Scrum events; well-oiled Daily Scrums that are done within 15 minutes and result in transparency of what the team will do for the next 24-hours. The Scrum Guide is explicit in stating that Scrum is a framework.

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Daily Scrums with Kanban

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Scrum provides numerous opportunities for teams to inspect and adapt their progress, including on a daily basis. What will I do today to take us all closer to the goal, and which I intend to accomplish by the next Daily Scrum? What would their Daily Scrum look like?

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Scrum Infinity Stones

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We all know that Scrum is a framework, but for instance, imagine Scrum to be a gauntlet that holds all the six infinity gems. If so -what could be its infinity stones that could fit the scrum gauntlet which makes scrum so powerful and inevitable? As per the Scrum Guide-.

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Scrum Has a Messaging Problem

Scrum.org

You Are not Doing Scrum. You are not doing Scrum." Scrum Police are a legion. If you are not doing , you are not doing Scrum. It does introduce some sense of a binary Scrum / Not-Scrum state of affairs. You fail because you are not doing Scrum."

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The Scrum Process Explained

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Within the scrum process, there are eleven basic elements that make up the framework. Practitioners need to learn to apply and understand the principles behind these in order to obtain the full benefits of the scrum process. The Basics.

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Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that?

Xebia

Multi Products Scrum teams are in reality observed often. The post Multiple products Scrum teams, how do you deal with that? One team serving different stakeholders and customer segments. Both would like to use the same people to work on their improvements.

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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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How to select Scrum Patterns

Scrum.org

In my earlier article , I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. Scrum Pattern Languages. How do you create a Scrum Team?

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32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

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TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns. Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition.

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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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Using ‘Management in Scrum’ for Job Interviews with Scrum Masters

Scrum.org

The Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class contains an exercise called “Management in Scrum”. It explores how management is an integral part of Scrum, and how this is often different in ‘real-life’. For example: What does it mean to say a Scrum Team is ‘self-organizing’?

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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.

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The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Although the paper is focused on training in general, my mind made the connection in how Scrum consultants, trainers, and coaches try to have organizations learn Scrum. How organizations expect to succeed with Scrum by hiring consultants, trainers, and coaches.

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Scrum Value Pairs Retrospective

Scrum.org

We recently introduced our latest retrospective technique called Scrum Value Pairs , which helps Scrum teams improve areas of their process in regards to the 5 Scrum Values. We have iconized the Scrum Values to support visual learning.

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[VLOG] Coaching in Scrum

Scrum.org

In this vlog, I will be sharing a light introduction about coaching mainly within the context of Scrum framework. As Scrum is becoming mainstream, so does the role of Scrum Master. However, the quality of many Scrum Masters in the current job market are concerning me.

The Zombie Scrum Survival Guide

Scrum.org

An article by Johannes Schartau , co-author of the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. This concerning dynamic seemed to drain all life from his Scrum Team’s members. As founders of the Zombie Scrum Resistance, we have worked tirelessly to spread awareness and stop the virus.

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Can Kanban and Scrum work together?

Scrum.org

Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” Why bother using Kanban and Scrum together? The Scrum Guide is particular about roles, events and artifacts, but it does not offer an opinion on some of the aspects of the day to day of being in a Scrum Team.

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Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Today I want to talk about how you can apply this model to a Scrum Master role. And because empathy is an important trait for a Scrum Master, I would like to focus on how this trait might get out of hand by using the radical candor model. Scrum Masters Who Care.

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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.

Five Ways You're Doing Scrum Wrong

Scrum.org

Scrum is a simple framework that can quickly come apart if even one part of the framework is not being properly implemented. In this short video blog, I have identified five of them and offer some quick solutions to get the most out of Scrum. A must-see if you’re a Scrum Master

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[VLOG] How To Use Scrum With Kanban

Scrum.org

As some of you already requested on my channel's community page , in today's vlog I am sharing with you how to use Scrum with Kanban. Hello Awesome People. I hope you are keeping yourself and family safe and well during this period.

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