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Co-Author of Agile Manifesto and Creator of Enterprise Scrum Mike Beedle Passed Away

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 29, 2018 2

Mike Beedle, co-author of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the creator of Enterprise Scrum, has passed away at the age of 55. He leaves his wife and six children behind.

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Updates in the Nexus Guide Stress the Importance of Integration and Transparency

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 2

The major changes in the updated Nexus Guide include clarifications to the role of the Nexus Integration team, an explanation on how transparency at scale looks, and alignment with the 2017 Scrum Guide. The Nexus Guide is a framework that helps organizations to scale Scrum.

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Agile Transformation at KPN iTV

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

The management team became a leadership team that created a working environment for the squads where they facilitate instead of direct, autonomous squads were co-created using self-selection, and work is not organized in projects anymore but brought to stable autonomous teams: these are some of the major changes done in the agile transformation at KPN iTV.

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How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

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2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

The top priority for executives is to deliver value. Once companies have implemented agile, customer satisfaction is the most improved metric. Necessity is driving agile transformations; companies with inflexible protocols and command-and-control leadership can’t compete in the modern world. Scrum is adapting and evolving; companies use it in ways that work for their corporate and cultural needs.

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Improving The Adoption of Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 18, 2018

We should use an agile approach to adopt agile instead of adopting agile in a waterfall way, and have leaders who are willing to empower their teams and build an organization that supports them. The industry needs more practices on incrementally rolling agility out.

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How the Dutch Railways Applies Agile and Lean

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

The mindset that goes with agile and lean philosophies is quite similar; lean amplifies agile and vice versa. Agile practices are suitable for the development of complex products, and lean practices help to look for opportunities to reduce waste in your processes. Lean helps to see results from the customer's point of view, from start to delivery, whereas agile supports delivering optimal value.

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Using Agile Principles with Scrum Studio to Increase Organizational Responsiveness

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 14, 2017 1

Using a change approach based on agile principles with Scrum Studio helped a Dutch pension and investment management company to become more responsive at structurally lower costs. The change team practiced what they preached by applying transparent and iterative change with similar characteristics as the intended end result. They established a culture where people are taking responsibility.

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Using Self-Selection to Create Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017

At one company, self-selection was applied to redistribute people over teams. It provided the opportunity for developers to get involved in strategic decisions and understand the needs of the business. Using self-selection, they learned that by giving people the power to take difficult and informed decisions, they will become motivated, no matter how tough the decision is.

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Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017 3

The Scrum guide has been updated to better reflect what Scrum is and clear up misconceptions. Scrum can be used for building software products, and it can be applied to many other areas outside of software as well. Scrum is a framework based on empiricism for continuous improvement. Having a potentially shippable product increment at least every sprint or more often is a key element of Scrum.

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The Future of Work - Morning Sessions from Agile People Sweden

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

The fifth Agile People Sweden Conference is being held on October 23 and 24 in Stockholm. The 2017 conference theme is: The Future of Work - Scaling Agile to Improve Worklife. The Monday morning sessions explored agility scales, enterprise wide agility with sociocracy, and self organization.

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State of Scrum Master Salary Report Released

by Shane Hastie Follow 17 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Stefan Wolpers of the Age of Product has released a State of Scrum Master Salary report, summarizing the responses from over 500 scrum masters across 13 countries. The intent of the research was to identify common career patterns and their financial remuneration.

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Experimenting with Self-Organisation

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

Self-organising teams are much more effective, engaged and happier. Not everyone is comfortable with self-organising; people are conditioned to do what they are told and mainly to work on their own. You need modern leadership approaches like intent-based leadership, sociocracy, and holacracy, to enable self-organising teams.

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New Global VP of Marketing for Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 03, 2017

The Scrum Alliance has announced Renate L. Lerch as its new global vice president of marketing. InfoQ interviewed Lerch about what Scrum has to offer to teams and organizations and how it helps them to improve the way they are doing their work, upcoming changes or additions to the Scrum framework, and her ideas for reaching out to Scrum and agile communities all around the world.

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Managing Crowdsourced Testing

by Ben Linders Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 13, 2017

Crowdsourced testing is a unique way of involving the crowd- meaning the real users/testers- into software testing under real world conditions. It helped Swisscom to find defects very early in the development process and increase the quality of products.

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