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  • Q&A on Save our Scrum

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

  • What is Success for a Scrum Master?

    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. From dealing with stakeholders, to how to improve coaching skills and how to help the team achieve a sustainable pace, the lessons come from many years of experience and will help you improve your performance as a Scrum Master.

  • How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

    As agile software delivery practices and management evolve, so, too, do the roles. kanban has introduced the idea of managing flow, one of the method’s core practices. 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?

  • Making Agile Deliver Good Software

    Programmers and business people should invest time and energy to understand each other and work together to fix problems in software delivery. Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters in agile, how focusing on architecture can improve collaboration and how technology can help us to avoid some of the organizational problems that teams experience.

  • Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

    "Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

  • Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

    The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.

  • Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

    Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think with this approach– you could even be losing money. Discover the true impact of timesharing your agile coaches, and learn about implications for your financial bottom line that you probably have not considered.

  • Scrum Master: Position or Role?

    Scrum common wisdom says a Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master (SM). For new teams, this make sense. But as teams mature, do they still need a dedicated SM? Can an SM have multiple teams? Can the team assume the role within themselves? This article proposes that for mature teams, a dedicated SM is no longer needed.

  • What Do You Look For In a Servant Leader?

    In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader, your potential Scrum Master, agile project manager, potential account manager, or whatever role you need filled.

  • What Scrum Master Are You Hiring?

    Have you looked at some of the ads for Scrum Masters lately? Some ads include the need for PMPs or they say they will give you a bonus if you complete the project at a certain time or to someone’s satisfaction.

  • Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

    Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

  • The Leadership Challenge

    In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial as he is a team facilitator. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership, origins of servant leadership, how to transfer leadership to teams, the role of the Scrum Master as a Servant Leader and it expounds on the principal characteristics and traits of a Servant Leader.

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