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Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

International Institute for Learning

2009), include eXtreme Programming (XP) (Beck and Fowler, 2001) and Scrum (Schwaber and Beedle, 2002). However, today the principles of agile have spread to other corporate functions such as innovation. Agile Scrum Belgique Blog; [link]. Agile Software Development with Scrum.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile and Scrum concepts are about everyone on a team coming together, and being empowered to work towards an end goal, with a customer-first mindset.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

Scrum Methodology. What It Is: Scrum is a short “sprint” approach to managing projects. The scrum methodology is It’s ideal for teams of no more than 10 people, and often is wedded to two-week cycles with short daily meetings, known as daily scrum meetings.

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7 Best practices for stand-up meetings


Stand up meetings have been an integral part of the agile Scrum and Extreme Programming methods. Featured Resources: The Best Scrum Tools of 2021 for Agile Project Management. Daily scrums are not supposed to be those long boring meetings. Make use of the Scrum Board.

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5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Scrum Teams do it all the time. It happens in Sprint Review, after Daily Scrum, in Sprint Planning, and as part of development. ordering the work in the Product Backlog so that the goals of the Scrum Team and the organization are best achieved.

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.” We’re trying to connect a strategy.

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Scrum Guide for Leaders - Supporting the Scrum accountabilities/roles

We started the Scrum Guide for Leaders series with a discussion of what Scrum means for you as a Leader. Next, we discussed the conditions where Scrum's Empiricism, Self-Management, and Continuous Improvement can thrive. Next, We are turning to the Scrum accountabilities/roles.

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?? Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success — Johanna Rothman at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

Learn from Johann Rothman how to adapt your leadership style for agile success as a manager in an agile organization in this 54-minute long video from the Agile Camp Berlin 2021. ?? Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! ??

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What is difference between Agile and Scrum Methodologies?


The best strategy is to create robust processes from day one to avoid mistakes. Foster feedback loops so that everyone is engaged in decision-making at every level of your organization: The Foster feedback loop is a management strategy that can engage employees in the decision-making process.

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Resource Managers and Scrum

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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Why is the Scrum Guide updated so rarely?

The question was: ‘What are some of the arguments against using Scrum?’ All I could compare Scrum Guide update frequency with was SAFe, and the latter was having an update more frequently than Taylor Swift or Ed Sheeran could drop a new album. Now let’s get back to Scrum.

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Organizing around Outcomes with OKRs and Scrum

Aligning Scrum Team Topology to Strategy with OKRs and Product Goals. But seriously, I wanted to share some insights around how to align your Scrum Teams to your strategy leveraging OKRs and Product Goals. . Achieving OKRs using Empiricism and Scrum.

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

Are you interested in becoming a Scrum Master, but you are yet to have any experience? In the last seven years, I have assisted several interested and enthusiastic professionals to become Scrum Masters. I gradually elevated to the role of a Scrum Master. . .

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


It’s when the entire organization uses Lean and agile practices to continually deliver innovative business solutions faster than the competition. SAFe is a framework that not only aligns team and the program level but also stays in line with the organizational strategy.

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A Complete Guide to the What and Why of Business Agility


Your business should be able to modify its strategies in accordance with the situation in the fastest possible time. Lightening Efficiency: Business Agility means responsiveness and adaptability to change strategy based on real time data and make changes on time.

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2022 Online and In-Person Events for Project/Resource Managers and Industry Professionals

Epicflow Blog

April 6 — The Hottest Innovations in Talent Management aims to provide those engaged in talent management with recent innovations on the following topics: compensation and incentives, technologies and compliance, managing performance of an organization, department or employees, and more. .

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Which SAFe® Certification Course is the Best Pick for You?


Scrum Master. To gain understanding of the role of Scrum Master in SAFe ecosystem. SAFe Scrum Master. – Role of Scrum Master. You have gained experience as an Agile developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner or an Agile Leader. Scrum Master.

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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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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholders & Product Roadmaps

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. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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SAFe 5 as a Framework for Leveraging and Exploiting the Product Life Cycle


Bringing new innovative products to life is fraught with uncertainties, for it is an attempt to either meet an existing need or create demand. . The focus is on developing prototypes, a minimum viable product to test product effectiveness, and product launch strategies.

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Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master

Instead, they will reorganize themselves around autonomous teams to deal with the complexity and pace of innovation of the 21st century. The following guide to peer recruiting is based on my experience in participating in recruiting Scrum Team members over the last ten years.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Backlog Management and Everything it Contains in 2022


And it doesn’t stop there, because an oversized backlog affects the innovation that is embedded into the overall product, frustrates the agile product development teams that are working on the product development process, and also slows your time to market which we know is bad for business.

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


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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How Scrum Teams Can Benefit From The Principles Of Liberating Structures

In the past years, Liberating Structures quickly gained popularity within the Scrum community. When a team uses Scrum without understanding and actively using its principles & values, they lack a solid foundation to make Scrum work in their context.

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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions (2): Internal Stakeholder & Product Roadmaps

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. Join us on February 3, 2021: Hands-on Agile #29: Scrum Guide 2020 — Reloaded.

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The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

TL; DR: Scrum Master Job — 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients. Are you considering a new Scrum Master job? Don’t worry; there are four steps of proactive research to identify suitable employers or clients for Scrum Masters and avoid disappointment later. Scrum.

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8 Actionable Strategies for Digital Marketing Success in 2022


New technology and innovations are evolving each day. And to stay competitive in this changing market, you have to come up with solid marketing strategies. Marketing strategies that will help your business stay relevant and trending. What is Digital Marketing Strategy.

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3 Ways Organizations Use Measures Poorly

I am often asked what Scrum Teams and organizations should measure. But we can leverage empiricism to navigate if we have transparency to what's really going on and frequently inspect and adapt our goals, our progress towards them, and our strategy.

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?? The Power and Pains of Autonomy — Jimmy Janlén at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021

In this highly engaging talk at the Agile Camp Berlin 2021, Jimmy Janlén addresses the core element of “Agile,” it’s key to speed, innovation, and success: team autonomy. Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! ????

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

And what that means to us is not just teaching people how to do agile or how to do kind of methodologies in this space like say for Scrum or what have you but really like how to create the kinds of organizations that really can do agile really well and really effectively at scale.

Hiring a Professional Product Owner

While I had seen many things around the Scrum Master for my post on Hiring a Professional Scrum Master , this was a little bit more of a discovery session, which is why I asked some of my trusted colleagues at to help out. Professional Scrum Product Owner Stances.

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Why teams adopted Scrum during the pandemic

During the first year of the pandemic, Scrum adoption more than doubled for software development teams. According to the 15th Annual State of Agile Report, the use of agile approaches for software development grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. Scrum Master. Daily Scrum.

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Product Backlog Refinement: 5 konkrete Strategien für diese essenzielle Product-Management-Aktivität

Scrum Teams machen es ständig. Es passiert im Sprint Review, nach dem Daily Scrum, im Sprint Planning und als Teil der Entwicklung. die Arbeit im Backlog anordnen, sodass die Ziele des Scrum Teams und der Organisation bestmöglich erreicht werden.

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Why You Should Have an Employee Recognition Program (and How to Start One)


On the other hand, employees that receive ongoing, positive feedback are more likely to be committed to their work…and ultimately, likely to be more innovative and productive. I appreciate your thoughtful input during scrum meetings.”.

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Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products. However, Scrum is equally well suited to build the wrong product efficiently as its Achilles heel has always been the product discovery part. Scrum’s Achilles Heel: Product Discovery.

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Improving Business Agility With Time-Box, Time-To-Market, And Flow

Regardless of what strategies they use, managers are expected to regularly review and improve business processes. When delivering online services, software, and apps, there is plenty of room to innovate and provide flexible solutions to your customers.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in my capacity as Scrum Master, agile coach, and Product Owner. These are my lessons learned on making ‘agile’ — including Scrum as a framework — work in a fast-growing startup.

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Pitfalls (challenges) of implementing EBM

By extension, consultants, Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters must invest their time in teaching key stakeholders, showing positive examples from other companies, working on the empirical mindset and help apply Key Value Areas (KVAs), measurable goals and right metrics.

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Agile Transformation – Success Factors part 2

Scrum is implemented with respect to empiricism. ??????????????????????????????????? In the majority of successful organizations that I visited, the Scrum framework or Scaling Scrum (i.e.,

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