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2015 State of Scrum Report Published by Scrum Alliance

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 05, 2015

Scrum Alliance surveyed almost 5,000 people about their use of Scrum and the report is published.

Scrum Alliance Withdraws Trademark Filing for "Scrum User Group"

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 26, 2015

The Scrum Alliance has announced that it is withdrawing the trademark filing for the term "Scrum User Group".

Reaction to the Scrum Alliance Trademark Application for Scrum User Group

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 23, 2015 1

In 2009 the Scrum Alliance registered a trademark application to register the term "Scrum User Group" as a protected trademark. Ken Schwaber, one of the original founders of the Scrum Alliance, has written a blog in which he objects strenuously to this move, and has asked for the community to respond to the move, with the possibility of filing an expensive legal challenge.

Q&A with New Scrum Alliance CEO

by Shane Hastie on  Jul 06, 2015

The Scrum Alliance recently appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Manuel (Manny) Gonzalez was appointed to the role after an extensive global search. InfoQ spoke to Manny about his background and his vision for the Scrum Alliance.

Adoption of Agile in Eastern Europe

by Ben Linders on  Mar 21, 2015

The gap in agile adoption between Eastern Europe and the US and Western Europe is becoming smaller. Scrum is the most widespread framework, Kanban adoption is growing and SAFe, LeSS, DAD are trending. The way that companies are transitioning to agile is significantly different in Eastern Europe.

Scrum Alliance Launches "Added Qualifications"

by Shane Hastie on  Mar 09, 2015

The Scrum Alliance has launched a new program of Added Qualifications aimed at existing CSM/CSPO certification holders who want to explore more advanced Scrum topics. The first Added Qualification is in Scaling Scrum Fundamentals to larger organizations and multiple teams. InfoQ spoke to Scrum Alliance Managing Director Carol McEwan about the new qualifications.

Should Agile Projects Be Innovative?

by Han Xu on  Jan 06, 2015

Agile was considered to be synonymous with innovation. However, Scrum Alliance co-founder Mike Cohn earlier criticized modern Scrum for focusing too much on meeting the time goals at the expense of exploring innovative solutions

Collaborative Adoption of Scrum Guide

by Shane Hastie on  Sep 29, 2014

Three of the organisations in the fractured Scrum community have jointly announced their collaboration and endorsement of the new website as the official source of “The Scrum Guide, The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game.”

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 - Day 2

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 14, 2014

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014- day 2 updates, talks , coaching clinic.

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 - Day 1

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 12, 2014

Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014 talks, games , thoughts.

Preconference Workshops and CSP+ Retreat at Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 11, 2014

This news covers the preconference workshops and CSP+Retreat on day 1 of Regional Scrum Gathering India 2014.

What HR or Managers can do to Support the Agile Transformation

by Ben Linders on  Feb 07, 2013 2

In an agile adoption, there is need to develop and sustain an agile culture. What can the Human Resources department or managers do to support the agile in their company, and lower the chance on employees concerns about their roles, assessments of their performance, and on their work environment?

Bloggers Attack Dr. Jeff Sutherland's Interest & Support of Frequency Foundation

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Jan 01, 2012 11

In the last day several blogs have mentioned the interests of Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-inventor of scrum, in an obscure and somewhat derided area of medical science: electronic medicine. This article covers the controversy.

Scrum Alliance to Strengthen ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification

by David Bulkin on  Dec 17, 2011 1

The CSM Certification from the Scrum Alliance is granted to individuals that participate in a two day certification course and complete a pass/pass (e.g. can’t be failed) test. The testing process will be changed in 2012 to include a pass/fail test, and a new Professional Development Unit (PDUs) program will be rolled out no later than January 2013 for CSM’s to maintain their certification.

Scrum Extensions Update - 4th Quarter 2011

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Nov 27, 2011 2

This is the 4th quarter 2011 update of scrum extensions. InfoQ will be looking at proposed and approved extensions each quarter to see how scrum changes and evolves.

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