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71 Scrum Product Owner Interview Questions

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. process.

2020 77

32 Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Stakeholder Anti-Patterns. Learn how individual incentives and outdated organizational structures — fostering personal agendas and local optimization efforts — manifest themselves in Scrum stakeholder anti-patterns which easily can impede any agile transition. process.).

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Three Wide-Spread Stakeholder Failures in 6:05 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work #8

Scrum.org

There are plenty of Scrum stakeholder failures. Given that Scrum is a framework with a precise and concise yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. Join Stefan in one of his upcoming Professional Scrum training classes ! The Scrum Guide on Stakeholders.

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Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Instead, they will reorganize themselves around autonomous teams to deal with the complexity and pace of innovation of the 21st century. Recruiters will need to become servant leaders or facilitators, guiding the peer recruiting process. What kind of Scrum Master Are You Looking for?

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

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

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication. Representing Scrum, Inc. Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here.

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

Scrum.org

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.

2021 66

Risk-aware Product Development (a.k.a. Scrum)

Scrum.org

"There's no predictability/commitment in Agile/Scrum". They are either already victims of "Bad Scrum" or are basing their concerns off of a lot of "Bad Scrum" going on out there. It is such a shame though because in reality Agile product development using Scrum actually maximizes the predictability you can have in your environment. Why didn't I just say "Agile/Scrum provides great predictability" and get it over with? The Risk Burndown Exercise.

Professional Scrum Master II - An Advanced Scrum Master Class

Scrum.org

The Scrum Master role is a difficult one. Often, they are the ones driving agility into the organization, making the agile practices stick and ensuring that teams, products and the organization are using an empirical process, supporting self-organization and continually improving. The Scrum Master does this using any techniques necessary. This ‘many hats’ or ‘stances’ of the Scrum Master makes it a hard job, as it can change depending on the situation. Scrum On.

2018 41

Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Runrun.it

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age. Innovation is a given.

2020 26

Quo Vadis, Scrum Master: The Results of Our Virtual Strategy Session

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Results of a Virtual Strategy Session for Scrum Masters Regarding Remote Work. They identified robust and hedging strategies for Scrum Masters and agile coaches regarding the challenges of remote work and distributed agile teams. Allocate sufficient time for this process.).

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

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

2021 44

Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. and we are excited to share highlights here, organized in the following categories: Agile and Scrum . AGILE AND SCRUM. This is optimization exercise and companies struggle.

2018 79

5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

When I started working for White October we followed the conventional “scrum” format, where the team get together, share what’s new, what’s challenging and what’s happening, and everyone gives feedback and makes suggestions to unblock each other. Scrums feel more energized.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. Global Scrum Gathering.

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5 Tips To Re-Energise Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

When I started working for White October we followed the conventional “scrum” format, where the team get together, share what’s new, what’s challenging and what’s happening, and everyone gives feedback and makes suggestions to unblock each other. Because after a few weeks I realised that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. But the traditional scrum format didn’t work for our team and made meetings flat.

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Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. They often act as an independent third party to validate a change that groups know they want to make anyway, sometimes playing the role of devil’s advocate, questioning processes that internal staff should/could not as; sometimes acting as the scapegoat when someone must explain why/who thought this experiment would be a good idea.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. Why you should read this: Once you master the materials inside the PMBOK you’ll have a process for initiating and successfully running any project.

2020 123

Shifting & Sharing the Teaching Responsibility

Scrum.org

Innovators showcase their ideas or products and gather meaningful feedback in short cycles. This blog post will describe how we’ve experimented with a twist in this exercise during a recent Scrum.org PSM II class. As a facilitator and/or Scrum Master, you can use this exercise during your Scrum events as well: use your creativity and imagination! In the first part of the exercise the participants generate a list of all must-do and must-not-do activities.

2018 50

Creating a new learning experience with the PSM II class

Scrum.org

A couple of weeks ago Scrum.org launched the Professional Scrum Master II training. A 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II class helps students to understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master and servant-leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organization. It’s even stranger when this informs the design of a Scrum training.

2018 50

Remote Agile Transitions — The Top-Ten Challenges

Scrum.org

We are used to saying the Scrum is a perfect probe for organizations, as it will reliably discover all dysfunctionalities. However, shouldn’t rapid learning and being innovative now be the name of the game to preserve the organization’s future? TL; DR: Remote Agile Transitions.

2020 65

Agile Laws & Distributed Teams: From Conway to Goodhart to Parkinson

Scrum.org

Exercising more command & control to counter complexity does not work as any experienced leader will note. Curtis Carlson: “ In a world where so many people now have access to education and cheap tools of innovation. TL; DR: Agile Laws and Remote Agile.

2020 56

20 Team Building Activities That Your Team Won’t Sigh At

Paymo App

If you happen to hold these assumptions as well, remember that: Team building activities are not a one-time silly event, but part of an ongoing process. A leaner and faster onboarding – We’re talking about the process of helping new hires adapt to the company culture. The exercise is great because it gives everyone a visual snapshot of each player while triggering conversations on the go. The exercise is great for spotting hidden opportunities or threats.

2018 82

Do You Think You are Done?

Scrum.org

As a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org I get to think about the Definition of "Done" and its meaning a lot. For Scrum teams the reality is quite a bit more complicated than that though. However, it’s such a fundamental concept to making Scrum work that it deserves to be brought up repeatedly. Some Scrum Fundamentals. A bit of a Scrum fundamentals refresher. Scrum is a framework to address complex adaptive problems.

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How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

Scrum.org

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.

2021 56

Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And then the process developed a point of view around kind of why companies were jacking it up. If you just do Scrum, you’ll get the goodness out of it. I don’t mean Scrum. Now, how do we get them to go out and be more innovative?

2021 62

5 Questions with the Cheetah Learning CEO Who Guarantees Your PMP Success

Brad Egeland

Michelle LaBrosse, the CEO, founder and main evangelist of Cheetah Learning, is kind enough to answer a few questions about their offerings, their process and the guarantee that set them apart as a leader in an area where most of us are afraid to experience failure and therefore are looking for our best chance for success. Q: First off Michelle, I've worked with you long enough to gain an understanding of how passionate you are with Cheetah's process.

2018 82

What are the Values Anyway? The Mark Manson-Inspired Version.

Scrum.org

Ask a Scrum practitioner and they'll give you 3-4, maybe 5, if he’s real good, values Scrum holds dear. It takes time and hard work (with a lot of tears in the process) to peel the “self-awareness onion”. Surprisingly, a simple 5 whys exercise helps here greatly. Those that fall in the former category, that the author cites, are honesty, innovation, vulnerability, standing up for oneself, standing up for others, self-respect, curiosity, charity, humility, creativity.

A Digital Service Canvas for Government and Enterprise

Scrum.org

Have you ever tried to kickstart a “Scrum of Scrums” in an organization? I suppose a Scrum of Scrums is a bit like a start-up: there has to be a real value proposition. As far as a Scrum of Scrums goes for example, an appealing value proposition could be the management of immediate pain-points such as dependencies, or the sharing of knowledge which attendees need now. Remember the pertinent lesson from trying to organize a Scrum of Scrums?

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Simple but authoritative – the author’s project process must be straightforward, but be rooted in strong best practice. Innovative Techniques for Project Management. If you want to self-coach, to become a better PM, and are prepared to put in the work of doing her exercises, Susanne offers a great book. Yes, we’ve had a huge revolution in how we can learn and teach ourselves. And you may be ready for a project management course.

2017 76

Strategy Knotworking: turning ideas and ambitions into reality

Scrum.org

Organizations use Scrum because they hope it can help them become more Agile. Think of delivering value to customers sooner by releasing early & often, decreasing cycle time and lead time, improving team morale, lowering the number of defects, optimizing return on investment and increasing innovation rate. Working effectively with Scrum requires strategy. As a Scrum Master, you develop and help others develop strategies to become more successful with Scrum.

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The Making of the Brand-New PSPO-A Training Class

Scrum.org

An advanced and certified Professional Scrum Product Owner-Advanced class, with PSPO-II certification! This means that we are now responsible (with Ralph Jocham and Don McGreal) for the entire Professional Scrum Product Owner curriculum (both PSPO and PSPO-A). There have been dreams within the Professional Scrum Community for quite some time already about having an advanced Product Owner class. As Professional Scrum Trainers, we all care about doing Scrum right.

High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

According to a certified scrum trainer Mike Levison ){:target=”_blank”}, there are five things you must do if you want your team to become a high-performing one. Similarly to the shaky foundation, ineffective procedures prevent the team from being constructed and can cause problems with gathering, organizing, and evaluating information, while at the same time discouraging creativity, innovation, and risk-taking. The Method of Cooperation - Effective Processes.

2017 48

High Performing Teams: What Are They and How Do I Build One?

ActiveCollab

According to a certified scrum trainer Mike Levison , there are five things you must do if you want your team to become a high-performing one. Similarly to the shaky foundation, ineffective procedures prevent the team from being constructed and can cause problems with gathering, organizing, and evaluating information, while at the same time discouraging creativity, innovation, and risk-taking. The Method of Cooperation - Effective Processes.

2017 28