How to Run a Great Daily Scrum Meeting

ProjectManager.com

The word “Scrum” almost sounds like an insult, or maybe even the surname of a less than scrupulous character in a Charles Dickens novel. But in fact, Scrum is a way to address complexity. Scrum comes from software development, where it is part of Agile methodology.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values (September 2018 update)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. Early in 2018 I updated my description slightly to be included in a revision of my book that I anticipate.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Agile vs. Scrum vs. Kanban: Weighing the Differences. The article is great if you’re curious about Agile, Scrum and Kanban and want to know if one of them is right for you and your project. Project management is thriving.

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The Scrum Values (International Versions, June 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. Early in 2018 I updated my description slightly to be included in a revision of my book that I anticipate.

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The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency. One of those is Scrum. What is Scrum?

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10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team.

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What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project. What Is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master Role.

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How many hats should a Scrum Master wear?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve run into a few situations recently where Scrum Masters (SMs) are performing multiple roles and while they might have the capacity to do so, on any moderate sized initiative, it might be difficult for them to fulfill all the responsibilities of the SM role.

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Scrum Roles: The Anatomy of a Scrum Team

ProjectManager.com

Agile has migrated from software development to touch just about every corner of the project management universe, and Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for implementing it. ” Let’s begin by briefly defining Scrum. What Is Scrum? Scrum Roles for Project Management.

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Polish version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Stay tuned for an update of the document by the end of 2018. ci Scrum.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? What will you be doing in 2018 to have your most successful year ever?

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Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values (September 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. Early in 2018 I updated my description slightly to be included in a revision of my book that I anticipate.

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Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

Disclaimer: This is not a critique of Scrum. Sometimes, they learn a little bit about Scrum, even if not much about Agile. In just about every case I’ve seen, the facilitators of the Scrum City game predefine what a city is before game play even begins.

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The Scrum Values (poster)

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Values are simultaneously needed for and emerging as part of Scrum.

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The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition. I am humbled over the many unanticipated consequences of the accidental creation of my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Types of Scrum Meetings and Scrum Best Practices

nTask

Scrum meetings are an integral component of a work environment which adopts the Scrum methodology. It may sound dramatic, but trust us, at the end of this blog, you’ll know everything you need to know about Scrum meetings, the different types, and how to effectively run them.

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post, I discussed how a Scrum team could change nothing about their process and organically start describing how they work in Kanban terms. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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Arabic version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Agile Scrum Arabic Scrum Values

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Scrum Day Germany 2018 (a tree for a talk)

Gunther Verheyen

Tuesday 5 June 2018. I arrive home late in the evening after another exciting 2-days Professional Scrum experience in the Netherlands. I find a mail asking whether I can come to Stuttgart (Germany) less than a week later to deliver the opening keynote of the Scrum Day Germany event.

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Scrum Glossary (International Versions, April 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. A first release of those international versions was done in March 2018. The new, April 2018, release of the international versions is now available, as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -April 2018.

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Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both.

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Persian version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. It will be added to the next release of the international Scrum Values.

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Russian version of the Scrum Values (including a poster)

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Russian version of The Scrum Values: ???????? Scrum. Scrum.

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Recap: International Project Management Day 2018

The IIL Blog

On 1 November 2018, thousands of people gathered online for International Project Management Day 2018 : Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in an Age of Digital Disruption , an online learning and knowledge sharing event organized by IIL. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) November 1, 2018.

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French version of the Scrum Values poster

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. Stay tuned for an update of the document by the end of 2018.

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post , I discussed how a Scrum team could add the concepts of WIP limits to their process and derive measurable delivery performance benefits. The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum.

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The international Scrum Glossary is now available in 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international Scrum Glossary has been expanded to 19 languages. The updated version is available for you as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -Feb 2019. The Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide in 2016.

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Welcome in the house of Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

The house of Scrum is a warm house. In the house of Scrum people from different backgrounds, in different roles, with different skills, talents and personalities work, learn and improve together. The house of Scrum is an inclusive house of warm, open and collaborative relationships.

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Scrum Glossary (International Versions)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. The combined international versions are now available as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -March 2018. Agile Scrum Scrum Glossary Scrum Pocket Guide

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two.

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The value of a Scrum Master

Growing Agile

The role of Scrum Master is a debate that has been been raging for over a decade. If it wasn’t for this term “Scrum Master” I would never have truly learned what being a coach means, and how much difference it can make to a team.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More

PM Basics

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager vs. Product Owner? However, in real life, project managers lead scrum teams. Scrum Masters do need project management tools and techniques. Who is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master is a specific role prescribed in one framework – Scrum.

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Worldwide availability of the 2nd edition of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (in various formats)

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (subtitled: A Smart Travel Companion). In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition (available 2019). independent Scrum Caretaker.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives! Guest Posts Retrospectives appreciation communication facilitation games motivation retrospective retrospectives scrum master scrummaster team trust

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The accidental creation of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

Contrary to a common assumption, the creation of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013) was anything but a long-lived hope, ambition or dream. The publisher shared that they still saw value in a book about Scrum and asked how I envisioned a possible involvement.

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Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a review by Cornelius Dufft)

Gunther Verheyen

At the Scrum Day Germany 2018 edition (12 June) Cornelius Dufft shared his appreciation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” with me. He describes the Scrum framework and its players, rules, events, artifacts, and principles.

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Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Scrum or Kanban on its own is not an Agile Project Management approach. Scrum and Kanban are separate and self-sufficient frameworks. Main execution phase is done with Scrum. Without Agile Manifesto and marketing buzz around Scrum and Kanban – these are just frameworks.

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