A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

A new version of Scrum guide was released last month. It contains commitments for each of the Scrum artifacts. Product Goal also reflects one of the values of Scrum: “Focus.” Now, every artifact in Scrum comes with a commitment. Introduction of Cadence.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Cadences. Many Kanban teams have a Queue replenishment cadences.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations

Agilemania

Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same. Though Scrum is one of the most popular methods in agile, organizations are recently choosing Kanban.

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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). My question is: Am I missing something that could make this team to work better and to keep this structure of application support + product increment while using Scrum? Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both. Not Scrum OR Kanban.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast’. Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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Scrum Vs. Kanban: Uncover the Key Considerations

Agilemania

Scrum vs. Kanban is one of the most trending comparisons in the world of agile methodology! However, while Scrum and Kanban both have differences, their principles are the same. Though Scrum is one of the most popular methods in agile, organizations are recently choosing Kanban.

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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

This article is the fourth in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. And maybe that isn’t how Scrum is taught.

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Beyond Mechanical Scrum

Scrum.org

The teams at his company had well established cadences for their Scrum events; well-oiled Daily Scrums that are done within 15 minutes and result in transparency of what the team will do for the next 24-hours. Reading between the lines, I think he saw the difference between going beyond an implementation of the mechanics of Scrum and embracing the true Agile mindset. The Scrum Guide is explicit in stating that Scrum is a framework.

Kanban Boards vs. Scrum Boards: How Are They Different?

Teamweek

Right now, project managers are falling in love with Scrum and Kanban boards. If you are interested in using these systems, it’s worth spending time learning more about Kanban boards vs. Scrum boards. Kanban is often used when Scrum doesn’t work for a team’s needs. Cadence.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

Scrum is also the framework of agile for completing complex projects. The scrum master is a facilitator of an agile team. Many organizations take CSM training and certifying their skills in practicing Scrum. This page is a comparison between Agile and Scrum and outlines the main difference between them. Scrum: An iterative software model that follows a set of roles, responsibilities, and meetings that do not change with time. What is Scrum?

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Professionalism in Scrum. What does it mean to be a Professional

Scrum.org

Doing Scrum is not enough! The precious result will not be achieved just by understanding and following the rules and principles of the Scrum Framework. Every day organisations are starting and failing with business agility, praise and blame Scrum. Professionalism in Scrum.

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Improving SAFe Through Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

SAFe includes Scrum - so how come many Scrum practitioners and thought leaders consider it unsafe? It takes advantage of established frameworks and techniques that work well - Scrum being the first and foremost of those. When it comes to the Program level SAFe doesn't try to reinvent either - but here it uses Scrum/Kanban as a starting point and innovates in order to deal with some specific challenges of larger programs. This is similar to the Scrum Planning Onion.

9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. From the lessons I’ve learned through experience, I’ve compiled nine best practices that have helped our daily scrum meetings stay focused and efficient. I proposed the Daily Scrum Meeting, along with two other activities , as an Agile practice you can adopt if you want to gain some of the benefits of Agile – even if your team hasn’t adopted full Agile.

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How I transformed “multiple Scrum teams” into “multiple team Scrum”

Scrum.org

Intended audience: Scrum masters, Product owners, Managers and Agile coaches. I was successful with optimising for feature size that could be delivered in a two-sprint cadence. This approach is ideal to get a cadence from the influx of new features to done, closing the empirical process control loop from design to delivery. By consequence non-Scrum meetings will die out.

Improving SAFe thru Professional Scrum

Scrum.org

SAFe includes Scrum - so how come many Scrum practitioners and thought leaders consider it unsafe? It takes advantage of established frameworks and techniques that work well - Scrum being the first and foremost of those. When it comes to the Program level SAFe doesn't try to reinvent either - but here it uses Scrum/Kanban as a starting point and innovates in order to deal with some specific challenges of larger programs. This is similar to the Scrum Planning Onion.

Big Rocks moved in 2020

Gunther Verheyen

I call myself an independent Scrum Caretaker. It reflects who I am, how I feel, what I do: caring for Scrum AND caring for people. I call myself an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum. I organize my work on a weekly cadence.

2020 61

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

Most people, as well as me, are used to Scrum (or more likely Zombie-Scrum or Scrum-But ), but I believe it is too early to do proper Scrum here. In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. The Kanban boards and cadences ensure that everyone is aware and aligned; and if there are conflicts, they are resolved during one of these meetings (other than the Daily Standup). Is this you?

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Tips from the trenches: How to startup three new Scrum teams simultaneously.

Scrum.org

I was hired by a bank to help them to get started with agile and Scrum. Most people who see the value of the Scrum Master role will agree that a seasoned scrum master can support up to three experienced teams when sprinting. Introduction.

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Tips from the trenches: How to Start Up Three new Scrum teams Simultaneously.

Scrum.org

I was hired by a bank to help them to get started with agile and Scrum. Most people who see the value of the Scrum Master role will agree that a seasoned scrum master can support up to three experienced teams when sprinting. Introduction.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. Those who have undergone any initiation to SAFe would confirm that at Team level, SAFe works very much like standard Scrum, although the teams can also work in Kanban. All of this is guided by a Scrum Master who makes sure the team works smoothly within the process and that the team also works together to keep improving the process.

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Each agile framework provides its own ceremonies but given that Scrum is still the most commonly referenced one, let’s focus on that framework’s events. The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events. But to know if the Scrum heart is healthy we could track achievement of goals and value delivered sprint-over-sprint.

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Break Down Silos! Enhance User-Centricity with UX on Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

I often see User Experience (UX) Designers struggle to align focus, work, and approach with Scrum Teams building increments of product in iterations of 30 days or fewer. I'm trying to work side-by-side with the team, but I'm always a bit ahead of them, so what should we talk about in our Daily Scrum?". "I UX and Scrum: Better Together. But UX Designers don’t have to work in silos, away from Scrum Teams. UX and Scrum: More to Come!

Weekly Scrum Interview Question - What is the Duration of a Sprint?

Scrum.org

This question "What is the duration of a Sprint" is seemingly simple, but depending on the interviewing situation, company, interviewer, and their familiarity with Scrum you might need to give them more or less details and answer additional questions your answer might bring up. Not Scrum. Firstly, if your Sprint duration is longer than a month, you are not doing Scrum. Just remember that Scrum framework can be practiced in its entirety for the result to be Scrum.

Scrum For Fitness and Nutrition Programs - An Interview with Head Down Heart Up Founder, Evan Cook

Scrum.org

Recently, I connected with Evan Cook, the founder of Head Down Heart Up (HDHU), a fitness and nutrition organization that has “The Perfect Fitness Framework,” which is a program based on Scrum, designed to simplify food and fitness. As we continue to see the use of Scrum outside of IT, I thought it would be great to learn more about what he is doing. As part of the discussion, I interviewed Evan about how he is using Scrum, and I thought it would be great to share this on our Blog.

Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deloyed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deployed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is a question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

For those teams which use an iteration-based cadence for their delivery such as those who have implemented the Scrum framework there have multiple feedback loops to help them improve. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation. Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile.

Is SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework®) not Agile?

Agilemania

Most of us started our Agile journey with one framework, and that is Scrum. Scrum is simple to understand with some immutable principles & guidelines. For a long period, our idea of Agile was only Scrum. Thereby, the basic atom comprising the SAFe® molecule is a Scrum team.

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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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Scrum Master tactics: Escaping the Resource Utilization Trap

Scrum.org

The Scrum Master tactics series are a series of articles in which I write about and explore contemporary techniques that will aid you in your journey as a Scrum Master. Have you ever found yourself in Daily Scrum’s in which the event seems like an individual status report?

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How We Reduced Cycle Time from 164 Days to 8 Days in 6 Months

Scrum.org

In December 2020, my friend Adrian Galarza and I delivered a Scrum.org Scrum Pulse Webinar - A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months that summarized the journey of Adrian’s Scrum Team. Does Scrum allow testers? CADENCE & RELIABILITY. BACKGROUND.

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Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

It is this predictable cadence of show-and-tell sessions that creates the dolphins-versus-submarines comparison.  XP has the practice “informative workspace,” Scrum encourages “transparency,” and Kanban development talks about making “process policies visible.”

Dealing With “Remote Sprawl”: How to Manage Teams, People, and Projects Across Time Zones

Planio

Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Timing and team cadence: Decouple team cadences whenever possible. Agile teams rely on a clear sprint cadence to keep projects moving, remove bottlenecks, and ship great software.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex environment

Scrum.org

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development.

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58 Product Owner Theses

Scrum.org

TL;DR: The Scrum Product Owner in 58 Theses. The Product Owner theses also address the Product Owner’s part in Scrum events from Sprint Planning to Sprint Review to Sprint Retrospective, and the Daily Scrum. The Product Owner is also the most vulnerable Scrum role.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

This is not to say those 5 developers sitting around the table with the Product Owner and the Scrum Master are not working on vitally important code. Cadence Release - when a fixed period ends, go with what is ready to go. Cadence Release paradigm, is a flow-based approach. The variability of the development work is minimized through the planned cadence. Focusing on meeting the needs of the customer or market is key to success in the Cadence approach.

Troubleshooting in Lean-Agile Development

MPUG

An example of this type can be the Scrum framework. It’s usually based on a cadence. As shown in the above figure, there is no regular timeboxed iteration, but incremental delivery can happen in cadence.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Furthermore, neither agile or scrum contemplates how the agile team should be connected to a larger organization and to external partners who will likely have differing development processes and cadences. And, if I am correct there is not such a thing as a Scrum release planning.

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). DAD is characterized by the following aspects: Hybrid: combines Scrum, Agile Modelling, XP, Unified Process, Kanban, Lean, Outside-In Development (OID) and other methods. Scrum offers only a development cycle. Scott W.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

Borrowing from Scrum methodology, an agile team has three main roles : Product Owner : An executive or key stakeholder who leads the project with vision. Scrum Master : The player-coach most akin to a project manager who oversees operations and guards the process. The Product Owner prioritizes the task list, works with the Scrum Master to monitor success on micro and macro levels, and gives feedback on products. Get organized with a Kanban or Scrum board.

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