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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success


Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. What does a Scrum master do?

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A Scrum Flight Checklist

Agile Alliance

Are you concerned that your team might have strayed from the foundational principles of Scrum? The post A Scrum Flight Checklist first appeared on Agile Alliance. This checklist will help you stay on track.


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Scrum master anti-patterns 

Agile Alliance

Scrum masters are continuously looking for anti-patterns to help guide their team back onto the path of agility. The post Scrum master anti-patterns first appeared on Agile Alliance. But what if the anti-pattern originates from themselves?

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Professionalising the Scrum Master Role

Agile Alliance

This article describes how the authors guided and supported the professional development of the Scrum Masters role and competencies, with an emphasis on challenges encountered and lessons learned. The post Professionalising the Scrum Master Role first appeared on Agile Alliance.

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A Masterclass in How to Navigate the Messy Connection Between Work and Value in Your Team

Speaker: Dave West, CEO of

The idea of incremental delivery in pursuit of a mission for customers is fundamental to Scrum and the Agile Manifesto that CTOs work with every day. Many Scrum Teams’ reality is that their very reason for being is defined not by value but by work. So why is it so hard to decide on a Sprint Goal?

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How To Run Effective Scrum Meetings


Scrum is a popular way of working in teams. Many people however, dislike one core element of Scrum: the meetings. Scrum meetings are often time consuming, boring and ineffective. It’s no wonder people flinch when they hear “Scrum” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips on how to do that.

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What we learned from descaling 25 Scrum teams

Agile Alliance

We learned that some additional roles and events are needed to address cross-team and cross-organizational alignment and prioritization, when our organization went from a ‘Spotify-inspired” setup to a descaled setup with 25 stand-alone autonomous Scrum teams.

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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. As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste.

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Success Story: Swiss Insurtech Company Hires a Remote CTO from Ukraine

As the case study describes, a Senior Software Engineer with Scrum Master duties was promoted to the role of CTO of a Swiss company while residing most of the time in Ukraine.