Fluid.work Software Review [2021]

Girl's Guide to PM

Fluid is award-winning PPM software that influences your whole business for the better. In a hybrid environment, the Scrum Master can be leading on the agile task delivery using the sprint features.

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The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

In today’s blog, a continuation of the first in this two-part series, we’ll talk about building trust and influence, and initiating the trust-influence loop. We have found that becoming trustworthy causes another thing to occur – influence. Influence.

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The Dogmatic Scrum Master Anti-Pattern — Making Your Scrum Work #20

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Dogmatic Scrum Master Anti-Pattern. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is an intentionally incomplete framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. What about a dogmatic Scrum Master?

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7 Key Considerations for Building the Perfect PMO

LiquidPlanner

Someone from inside will already have connections and informal influence that will help you navigate change as the project management office goes through the creation process and the growing pains that follow. If agile, will it be Kanban or scrum?

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My Top Ten Worst Scrum Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: My Top Ten Worst Scrum Anti-Patterns. I recently was invited to a Scrum.org Webinar, and I picked a topic close to my heart: the worst Scrum anti-patterns. So, without further delay, here are my top ten of the meanest, baddest Scrum anti-patterns I have experienced. ??

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List of Anti-Patterns of a Scrum Master

Agilemania

Product Owner maximizes value, and Developers deliver it, so what does the Scrum Master do besides facilitating and setting up events? This thought process typically leads to many anti-patterns for the Scrum Master role. I was one of them at the start of my career as a Scrum Master. .

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Virtual Learning in 2021: The 7 Trends to Look out for

International Institute for Learning

With hope for rosier days ahead, what does 2021 hold for learning and development (L&D) professionals and online training? These 7 notable trends may influence our lives as L&D pros, learners, and employees: 1. Adopting Agile and Scrum approaches in L&D. By Pamela S.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.” I don’t mean Scrum.

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10 Success Factors To Resolve Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

In December 2020, Johannes Schartau , Christiaan Verwijs , and I published the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide. We wrote it to help readers understand why Scrum so often descends into Zombie Scrum and to offer practical and down-to-earth help. Make the Scrum events goal-oriented.

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What Makes Scrum Teams Effective? A scientific investigation of 1.200 Scrum teams

Scrum.org

This post is a non-technical version of an academic paper about Scrum teams that I wrote with Daniel Russo. I am an organizational psychologist and Scrum practitioner with a love for survey development and statistics. How can you make a Scrum team more effective?

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Scrum in Ivory Coast?—?Africa

Scrum.org

When talking about applying Scrum and Agile, we are hardwired to think about America and Europe, not about Africa. I must confess I am totally ignorant about the status of Scrum and Agile in Africa. I was super curious about Agile and Scrum in this African country.

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How Leaders can support and leverage the Scrum Artifacts

Scrum.org

. Scrum Artifacts. In our final entry in the Scrum Guide companion for Leaders series (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ) we turn to the Scrum Artifacts. Scrum’s artifacts represent work or value. What is the Leader's role when it comes to the Scrum Artifacts?

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Resource Managers and Scrum

Scrum.org

More than 50 individuals were identified to participate on Scrum teams in support of this new product, and few of them had experience in Scrum. . The individual to whom I was speaking looked back at me and said, "There is no such thing as a 'resource manager' in Scrum".

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A Simple Exercise To Define The Product Of Your Scrum Team

Scrum.org

He’s known from the various books he wrote: “ Agile Product Management With Scrum ”, “ Strategize ”, and “ How To Lead In Product Management ”, and the many tools he created, like the Product Vision Board, Product Management Framework, and the Product- and Sprint Goal templates. Is it Scrum?

How To Measure The Success Of A Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

In this blog post, we focus on one specific question that was raised: “How to measure the success of an Agile Coach or Scrum Master?”. And according to Guillaume Delépine it’s unfortunate that sometimes you only realize the impact of an Agile Coach or Scrum Master when they’re going.

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How A Scrum Master Can "BE" A Co-Active Scrum Coach

Scrum.org

One of these beautiful people is my individual supervision coach - Judith Cohen , who encouraged me to explore the connections between my two worlds - Co-Active Training Institute's #coactivecoaching and the scrum I learned from Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org. CO-ACTIVE AND SCRUM.

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3 Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures in 5:31 Minutes

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Three Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures. There are plenty of Scrum Masters failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. TL; DR: Three Wide-Spread Scrum Master Failures.

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The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

When most people think about Agile Coaches, they tend to think about a person who comes in and assists the teams with things like: Learning Scrum, SAFe, LeSS. The fact is that Transformation requires more than Agile Coaches teaching people the ceremonies of Scrum or how to do SAFe and LeSS.

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The Time I Quit As A Scrum Master

Scrum.org

In my recent post, I told the story of the time I was fired as a Scrum Master. Being a Scrum Master can be tough. I have been involved in dozens of Scrum implementations over the years. They continued to “talk” Scrum while requiring a parallel traditional project-based approach.

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The Oversized Product Backlog Will Cost You Dearly — Making Your Scrum Work #11

Scrum.org

There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. Neglecting the critical Scrum artifact for continuous value creation is one of the common Scrum anti-patterns.

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Winning Office Politics – 3 tips that Scrum Masters can use

Scrum.org

Great Scrum Masters are professionals who have swiftly mastered the delicate art of convincingly winning in the field of office politics. . Concentrate on Your Arena of Influence . I concentrated on creating a healthy community of different Scrum Masters, productively shifting my focus.

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Scrum en Côte d’Ivoire : Quel mélange !

Scrum.org

Quand on parle de Scrum et d’Agilité, nous sommes habitués à penser à l’Amérique et à l’Europe, et non à l’Afrique. Je dois avouer que je suis totalement ignorant du niveau de Scrum et de l’Agile en Afrique. Est-ce que Scrum fonctionnera dans la perspective d’un héritage colonial ?

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Product Owner. Not the Agile name for project manager or other outdated functions.

Gunther Verheyen

The Product Owner in Scrum is accountable for the value delivered. Although ‘product’ determines the scope, span and depth of Scrum, it is one of the most ignored considerations when Scrum is introduced.

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Why Great (Scrum) Teams Have A Mind Of Their Own

Scrum.org

What team cognition is and how substantial its influence is on the effectiveness of teams according to large-scale research efforts. How team cognition helps us understand what cross-functionality should look like for Scrum teams. So What Does This Mean For Scrum Teams?

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8 Do-it-yourself workshops and experiments to help Scrum Teams engage and involve their stakeholders

Scrum.org

There is little point to Scrum when you don’t involve stakeholders. After all, Scrum Teams exist to deliver valuable and useful outcomes to their stakeholders. Yet, many Scrum Teams struggle to involve their stakeholders, and that makes this one of the core symptoms of Zombie Scrum.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles

Inloox

In most cases, however, previous experience is based only on the small-scale use of Scrum or other agile methods in individual departments. SAFe is continuously improved and evolved, with the latest version 5 released in February 2021. SAFe picks up many already familiar elements and concepts from existing methods such as Scrum or Lean Project Management, which makes the transition easier for many companies. Agility should no longer be a new term for most project managers.

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What Makes A Good Product Owner?

Scrum.org

Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. From our own quantitative research with 1.200 Scrum Teams , we know that teams are more effective when they are more aware of the needs of their stakeholders. 2021). 2021).

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Project Management Trends in 2022

Bridge the Gap Consulting

They must have the ability, in person and virtually, to influence, negotiate, facilitate, and effectively communicate with an array of stakeholder groups. Scrum, PMI-ACP, Kanban, DevOps, SAFe and more are available to project professionals and teams.

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Review Standish Group – CHAOS 2020: Beyond Infinity

Henny Portman

Principles for a good sponsor are: The Decision Latency principle The Vision Principle The Work Smart Principle The Daydream Principle The Influence Principle The Passionate Principle The People Principle The Tension Principle The Torque Principle The Progress Principle.

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5 ways to gather stakeholder feedback in a remote environment

Scrum.org

As a Professional Scrum Trainer, I love working from home, but engaging with others in a remote environment can be challenging. If you’re using Scrum remotely and need stakeholder feedback to order your Product Backlog, here are a few ideas for how to gather it virtually.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The organizations start with few teams initially, and it is easier to follow simple & lightweight frameworks like Scrum or Kanban at this stage. The most important skills for an agile coach include: Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).

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What Makes Agile Transformations Successful? Results From A Scientific Study

Scrum.org

Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. Are good Scrum Masters and Product Owners what makes the difference? 30, 4, Article 52 (July 2021), 46 pages. Finally, top management influences success in three complementary ways.

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Scrum is about value not work. Reflections from Scrum Guide Update

Scrum.org

November 2020 was the launch of the Scrum Guide update. Over those three months, I have talked a number of times about the changes, using the update as an excuse to talk about Scrum. The title I have given this observation is ‘Scrum is about value not work’. . Scrum On.

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3 Ways Organizations Use Measures Poorly

Scrum.org

I am often asked what Scrum Teams and organizations should measure. How users respond to our products and services is influenced by many factors. Join me for a public live virtual class November 1, 2021. And while measurement is important, it's not just about what we measure.

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Practical Fibonacci: A Beginner's Guide to Relative Sizing

Scrum.org

I have little experience or high time pressure; therefore, the estimate is influenced. The Developers on a Scrum Team size the work they are accountable for delivering (Developers in Scrum include anyone needed to develop the work, including analysts, UX, and quality professionals).

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Project Requirements Management – Part 1: Introduction to Requirements Management Transcription

MPUG

So, I’m more familiar with Scrum, but you have all of your sprints that you are doing work in. Stakeholders have different personalities, different types of influence.

Data-Informed Retrospectives

Scrum.org

The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives. As I have observed in practice, many Scrum Teams either limit the data gathering part of the Retrospective, thus lacking vital information. Source : Scrum Guide 2020.

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The Agile Hangover

Scrum.org

Scrum celebrated its 25 year anniversary last year with an update to the Scrum Guide and lots of socially distanced parties. Now Scrum is not just a smart way of delivering software, it is a fundamental part of any enterprise agility transformation. .

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?

Agilemania

The organizations start with few teams initially, and it is easier to follow simple & lightweight frameworks like Scrum or Kanban at this stage. The most important skills for an agile coach include: Strong understanding of Scrum and Kanban. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS).

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PO Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement

Scrum.org

They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients. Scrum is not a methodology but a framework.

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