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  • Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

    by Adam Pahlevi 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?

  • Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017 3

    In The Great ScrumMaster Zuzana Šochová explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. She describes the #ScrumMasterWay, a concept which defines three levels of operation of ScrumMasters.

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

    by Michael Nir on  May 12, 2016

    The force awakens: is it Agile or are we just going through Scrum motions? Michael Nir speaker and Agile coach shares expert best practices; too much Scrum might lead us to the dark side of the force. Being Agile rather than doing Scrum – focus on what we want to achieve; getting the right products that our users want quickly, using fast feedback loops, and employing continuous removal of waste.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem 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

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

Posted by Ben Linders 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

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

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky 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.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché Jutta Eckstein 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.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders 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.

Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders 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

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders 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.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success. 1

How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

Posted by Matt Philip on  Jun 03, 2015

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

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