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    Great Scrum Masters Are Grown, Not Born

    by Lyssa Adkins Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 22, 2018 2

    Becoming a great Scrum Master is a process of mindset shift and skill development. Scrum Masters are Agile Coaches because they do what coaches at the program level do within the scope of teams. The people on the ground need a full complement of skills because on the ground, with teams, day in and day out, is where the action is.

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    Scaling Agile - Master Planning Together

    by Ole Jepsen Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 26, 2017 3

    The first article in the series about making scaled agile work shared a true scaling agile story; the second article described the importance and the how-to’s of slicing your requirements into potential releasable epics. So now we’re ready to build on top of those slices and that common understanding; we’re ready to do the master planning together.

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    Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

    by Adam Pahlevi Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 05, 2017 2

    Companies may claim they're implementing Scrum, but is the claim really valid? Do they uphold the philosophy of Scrum? It turns out it's not, as a lot of companies are still practicing a distorted version of Scrum. Part of the common dysfunction is the misunderstood role of the product owner: a role essential to success with Scrum. What then is the actual job of a good product owner?

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Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

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Going Through the Scrum Motions as Opposed to Being an Agile Jedi

Posted by Michael Nir Follow 0 Followers on  May 12, 2016

The force awakens: is it Agile or are we just going through Scrum motions? Michael Nir speaker and coach shares expert best practices; too much Scrum might lead us to the dark side of the force.

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Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 15, 2016

In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 2

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Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016

The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. 1

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Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 18, 2016

In a futurespectives participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges, fly high dreaming the future to see itself in a year from now, and possibly derive some actions.

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Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché Follow 0 Followers , Jutta Eckstein Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

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How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

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Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 07, 2015

Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1

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Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

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