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  • 2017-2018 State of Scrum Report Published

    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.

  • New Global VP of Marketing for Scrum Alliance

    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.

  • State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

    Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

  • Certified Agile Leadership Program Announced

    The Certified Agile Leadership program aims to increase the effectiveness of leaders by providing a learning framework for developing agile leadership competencies. An interview with Pete Behrens about the importance of leadership, changing how leaders lead and the leadership culture, leadership for self-organizing teams, and what organizations can do to develop agile leadership competencies.

  • Scrum Alliance Directors Resign

    Steve Denning and Stephen Forte have resigned from the Board of Directors of the Scrum Alliance, citing the change in direction that the current leadership has taken as being "inconsistent with principles of the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Alliance mission of transforming the world of work". InfoQ spoke to Denning about their decision and got reactions from the Scrum Alliance.

  • Latest Edition of the Scrum Guide Now Available

    The latest edition of the Scrum Guide has been launched by Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. The biggest change in this version of the Guide is the inclusion of the Scrum Values.

  • 2015 State of Scrum Report Published by Scrum Alliance

    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"

    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

    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

    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

    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"

    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?

    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

    Three of the organisations in the fractured Scrum community have jointly announced their collaboration and endorsement of the new ScrumGuides.org 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

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

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