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Kanban paradox: Kanban compared to Scrum

For a while now I’ve been seeing a paradox with Kanban. Specifically, Kanban compared to Scrum. For a team new to Agile – although some regard this as heretical I place Kanban under the Agile umbrella, yes I know its more about Lean than Agile but of cause Agile is itself a Lean method, anyway… For team, specifically a software ...

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Inside of the whirlwind (The third Scrum Wave)

Scrum is a simple framework that supports people in making the most of complex challenges. Organizations are re-discovering the sophisticated simplicity of Scrum. The third Scrum Wave is rising. Will you sink? Swim? Or will you surf? Shape the wave, shape the future? TALC – the Technology Adoption Lifecycle   The Technology Adoption Lifecycle (TALC) describes the adoption stages of ...

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Closed-loop feedback control with Scrum

Scrum is a simple framework to manage complex challenges. Software delivery is a complex challenge. Software delivery encompasses a multitude of complex activities to create and evolve complex products in complex circumstances. Scrum embraces and emphasizes the complexity of software delivery by implementing the only process type that fits its complexity, empirical process control. Complexity There are many variables that ...

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Scrum and universal truths

An update to the Scrum Guide will be released on 7 November 2017. In a webinar the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, will introduce the changes relative to the previous update. The previous update was released on 6 July 2016 and encompassed the addition of the Scrum Values. Although language and words matter, I imagine the difficulty ...

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Focus on the Basics: The Art of Mastering Scrum

Strict adherence to the rules of Scrum can lead us astray. To master scrum, we must learn to unlearn. Focusing more on the principles than the rules is what makes truly effective scrum teams. Many software teams practice Agile development. Agile is simply a set of values and principles for software development. Its main aim is to make software teams ...

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4 Daily Scrum Tips for Product Owners & Product Managers

The Daily Scrum meeting is a common meeting for agile teams. But I still find that some product managers and owners aren’t sure if and when they should attend it. This post shares my recommendations on if, how often, and how you should participate in the Daily Scrum. Tip #1: Know what it’s all about The Daily Scrum meeting, sometimes ...

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What are you defining as “Done”?

Agility is why most organizations adopt Scrum. The actual agility an organization achieves is rooted in how sophisticated Scrum is being employed. Beyond the mere adoption of Scrum, enterprise agility is much accelerated if the organization re-emerges its structures around Scrum. With re-vers-ify I remind people that structures need to be re-imagined, rather than predicted or copied, often upon re-imagining Scrum. Through ...

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Chinese whispers on Scrum roles

Few days ago, I attended the 2-day Martine Devos’ Certified Scrum Master, Estimation & Planning Class at Skills Matter. I had the privilege of meeting and learning from Martine Devos, one of the best Scrum trainer in Europe. This also gave me the opportunity to discuss many aspects of the Scrum process.. Becoming a Certified ScrumMaster® shouldn’t be the goal ...

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What really must a Scrum Master do?

It’s been a decade since we have had Scrum development methodology introduced to us. I like Scrum, it is really the best way to deliver more value in a measurable way. The roles and responsibilities are clear and it gives autonomy to the development team. However, the one role that bothers me is that of the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters ...

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