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  • Scrum Myths: Scrum projects are faster and cheaper

    Scrum Myths: Scrum projects are faster and cheaper Stephanie Ockerman Stephanie Ockerman Tue, 02/14/2017 - 09:00 The myth I am debunking in this post is that Scrum projects are faster and cheaper. This myth is my favorite.  There are three challenges with this myth. First, it misses the point of Scrum. Second, it sets teams up for failure. Third, it's impossib...

  • So, you wanna be a Scrum Master?

    So, you wanna be a Scrum Master? Robert Pieper Robert Pieper Mon, 02/13/2017 - 15:19 Per a January 20th, 2017 article by Daniel Shapero, VP of Talent Solutions and Careers at LinkedIn, the role of Scrum Master is in high demand. It’s ranked number 10 on his list of most promising jobs of 2017.#10. Scrum MasterMedian Base Salary: $100,000Job Openings (YoY Growth): 400...

  • Scrum Myths: Sprint Backlog fully built and assigned in Sprint Planning

    Scrum Myths: Sprint Backlog fully built and assigned in Sprint Planning Krystian Kaczor Krystian Kaczor Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:34 Let’s start with a question. When is the Sprint Planning over? Usually, the first answer that comes to mind is “when the time-box expires”. It is a good answer. However, Sprint Planning is a maximal time-box. We can end...

  • "What's a good code coverage to have?"

    "What's a good code coverage to have?" Harm Pauw Harm Pauw Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:08 “What is a good speed to drive?”. The answer depends on a lot of things like: where do you drive (in a residential area, on a highway), are there speed limits, what are the weather conditions, etc. But more importantly, since when is driving at a particular speed a goal? Getting to a c...

  • Small batch delivery & big batch finance how to speak the language of forecasting

    Small batch delivery & big batch finance how to speak the language of forecasting Robert Pieper Robert Pieper Thu, 02/09/2017 - 17:54 Your team has been trained and coached to deliver new chunks of software in a short time frame. Those using Scrum will be able to deliver in a Sprint. Those using Kanban will deliver as soon as their small feature is done. You’ve lear...

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  • Scrum myths: Scrum conflicts with fixed dates

    This is a very common myth, frequent on people used to develop software only within the context of a closed scope (traditional project). The Scrum framework is agnostic when it comes to set the context of software development; it just talks about “complex product development”. In general, agile software development avoids this concept of “project”. […] The post Scrum myths: Scrum conflicts with fi...

  • Can you find the 3 smells in “I added a Refactoring Story for the next Cleanup Sprint”?

    “I added a Refactoring Story for the next Cleanup Sprint” This is an interesting statement. Let’s see how often the alarm bell rang in your head. I mean how many smells you can find in that statement… Before you scroll down to read my answers, please count to 10 and try to find 3 issues.   […] The post Can you find the 3 smells in “I added a Refactoring Story for the next Cleanup Sprint”? appeared...

  • Scrum: How it Changed Our Corporate Culture

    “Shirley, anything worth having is worth working hard for.”, that was how my friend Steve Porter from Scrum.org put it as I pursued my journey with Scrum. MY JOURNEY WITH SCRUM My journey started a few years ago when a friend asked me to provide Scrum training to their organization. I had substantial Scrum experience from my previous projects, […] The post Scrum: How it Changed Our Corporate Cultu...

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  • How do the 3 Scrum Roles Promote Self-organization?

    The Scrum Team consists of 3 distinct Scrum roles that promote Self-organization: the Scrum Master, the Product Owner, and the Development Team. The accountability of each role complements the accountability of the other roles. Hence, collaboration between these roles is the key to success: The Scrum Master, through servant-leadership, coaches, facilitates, educates, and guides the team […] The po...

  • Scrum Myths: Scrum is “Meeting Heavy”

    When Scrum is introduced in a company, most of the time, the development team embraces it with lots of enthusiasm. Scrum embodies self-organizing, autonomous, multidisciplinary teams that acknowledges individual qualities and reinforces the strengths of the team as a whole. Who doesn’t want to be part of a Scrum team? Quite often however, after the […] The post Scrum Myths: Scrum is “Meeting Heavy...

  • SLEEPLESS IN CXO LAND: HOW SMART CXO’S BEAT STRESS WITH STRATEGIC SCRUM

    THE (MIXED) BLESSING OF NEXTGEN REWRITES  About 10 years ago, I experienced the mixed blessing of being part of yet another nextgen rewrite project. I was guiding a team of about 25 really smart team members, part of a much larger team of about 150+ people. Our team was responsible for completely rewriting the UI, […] The post SLEEPLESS IN CXO LAND: HOW SMART CXO’S BEAT STRESS WITH STRATEGIC SCRUM...

  • Scrum Myth: You can only Release the Product at the end of the Sprint

    One of the recurring Scrum Myth discussions I have with colleagues, teams new to Scrum and those attending training when comparing Scrum & DevOps relate to a misinterpretation of the following paragraph from the Scrum Guide. At the end of a Sprint, the new Increment must be “Done,” which means it must be in useable […] The post Scrum Myth: You can only Release the Product at the end of the Sprint...

  • Scrum Myths: It is ok to have a Sprint 0, Design Sprint, Hardening Sprint…

    One common consequence of teams that do not deeply understand Scrum and the nature of its events is that they believe it is possible to run sprints which do not produce a Done and releasable increment of the product. This belief typically leads to dangerous consequences so it’s important to caution about them and to […] The post Scrum Myths: It is ok to have a Sprint 0, Design Sprint, Hardening Sp...

  • My advice to women in agile

    I was honored to participate in the Women in Agile panel discussion last week.  If you missed it, you can watch the recording.  I learned three things from this experience: 1) an hour goes by very fast, 2) I have a lot more to say on the topic, and 3) I want more opportunities to help […] The post My advice to women in agile appeared first on Scrum.org Community Blog.

  • Scrum Myths: There is No Planning in Scrum

    A recurring Scrum myth I see in my training and coaching is that there is no planning in Scrum.  Unfortunately, this myth can lead to two negative consequences. The people in organizations responsible for budgets, product management, sales, and marketing may be unwilling to try Scrum. Scrum Teams may not be effective in their use […] The post Scrum Myths: There is No Planning in Scrum appeared fir...

  • Zombie Scrum – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    This week I had the privilege to facilitate the Zombie Scrum workshop with Christiaan Verwijs. Together with Johannes Schartau, Christiaan created the Zombie Scrum workshop with the goal to call attention to the alarming condition of Scrum in many organisations. In the article “The Rise of Zombie Scrum” Johannes and Christiaan provide an comprehensive description […] The post Zombie Scrum – Sympto...

  • Scrum Myths: Daily Scrum Is a Status Meeting

    This post is part of a series on debunking Scrum Myths.  While my business cards say Professional Scrum Trainer, I may change that to Scrum Myth Buster.  This post debunks the myth that the Daily Scrum is a status meeting.  This myth undermines the effectiveness of Scrum in major ways.  I will share four key differences between […] The post Scrum Myths: Daily Scrum Is a Status Meeting appeared fi...

  • Agile is not a software thing. It’s a problem-solving thing.

    People always as ask me if agile is just for software. Saying agile is just about software is like saying software is just about science. Initially, computer science was about replacing manual processes. Now, it’s about creating human experiences. Building human experiences needs to extend beyond science alone. It’s an art that requires us to […] The post Agile is not a software thing. It’s a prob...

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  • The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

    According to the Scrum Guide, the Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted. Scrum Masters do this by ensuring that the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules. The Scrum Master is a servant‐leader for the Scrum Team. He (or she) helps those outside the team understand which of their […] The post The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master appeared first on Scru...

  • What DevOps Taught Me About Agile

    I’ve spent a lot of time looking at how organizations are using DevOps to improve their software delivery cycle time, their ability to innovate, and their ability to improve quality. I’ve heard some people go so far as to say that DevOps has replaced Agile, but I don’t think that’s true. If anything, DevOps reinforces […] The post What DevOps Taught Me About Agile appeared first on Scrum.org Commu...

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  • Consider this before hiring an Agile Coach

    This summer, during the Olympics, the Euro Soccer Championships and the Tour the France, while cheering  in front of the tv, I noticed something in the way teams perform. And it worried me. Even more because I see the same thing happening in organizations. Why did the English soccer team fail against Iceland? How come […] The post Consider this before hiring an Agile Coach appeared first on Scrum....

  • 5 Beliefs That Predict Enterprise Agile Success

    Agile approaches, including Scrum, are empirical approaches to delivering software and business value. It is ironic, then, that the biggest impediment to adopting an Agile approach is the culture of the adopting organization. The Cambridge English Dictionary states that culture is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group […] The post 5 Beliefs That Predic...

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