Innovation within a Scrum Team

Scrum.org

The focus of this article is on one of the most important things giving lifeblood to the Product Backlog and promoting its characteristic of long-living artifact, the Innovation. When is the right time to think about innovation for a Scrum Team? .

Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. However, innovation and learning take conscious effort, forward planning and accountability. It furthermore places emphasis on the experiments—the inputs for learning and innovation. In the article “ The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures ,” Gary Pisano describes how killing bad ideas is critical.

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Embracing an Innovative Mindset

Tony Adams

A new paradigm for commercial success is emerging, grounded in speed to market, innovative thinking and the ability to reimagine the customer experience. Standard project delivery approaches (Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Prince 2, Lean, Scrum and Extreme Project Management) remain de rigeur, each deconstructing project effort to smaller, more manageable components – without addressing the complexity of environment within which they are applied.

Presentation: Innovation Accounting in Scrum

Scrum.org

A couple of years ago I blogged on Innovation Accounting in Scrum , and the bringing of empiricism to product ownership. Abstract: In Scrum a Product Owner can be described as a "value maximizer".but In this presentation we consider how empiricism ought to underpin any assessment, and at how the discipline of "Innovation Accounting" can challenge predictive value assumptions.

Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

Companies are recognizing that brand loyalty accompanied by a higher level of quality does not always equate to customer retention unless supported by some innovations. According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation is often viewed as the Holy Grail of business and the primary driver for growth. The question, of course, is “How do we manage innovation needs?”.

Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. This article will take you through the key themes that will emerge at Agile & Scrum 2020. Culture and Innovation. Agile & Scrum 2020 goes live on June 4 th , 2020.

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Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach. The post Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place, doesn’t mean you’ll automatically begin reaping the benefits of Agile. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, or more SAFe. Agile Transformation @ Innovate Virginia from LeadingAgile Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context.

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Mike Cottmeyer at Innovate Virginia 2019

Leading Agile

Just because you have the roles, ceremonies, and artifacts of Scrum in place. So, what’s needed isn’t more Scrum, more XP, more SAFe. Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context. You have to be able to: Form the right kinds of teams. Build the right kinds of backlogs, and… Produce working tested increments of product.

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Book Review- Digital Project Practice (managing Innovation and Change)| Giveaway

Stepping Into Project Management

Digital Project Practice (Managing Innovations and Change) , edited by Tobias Endress is a collection of articles spread across 3 categories - Methods and Practices, Tools and Techniques and Culture, Soft Skill and Human resources.

The Scrum Guide - A Leader’s Perspective

Scrum.org

Scrum - The Leader’s Perspective. If you’re leading Scrum Teams or generally are a leader in an organization that’s leveraging Scrum? Are you feeling a bit left out after reading the Scrum Guide ? In this series of blogs, we’ll talk about leadership outside the Scrum Team.

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What is difference between Agile and Scrum Methodologies?

Techno-PM

This will encourage creativity and innovation. What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework for developing and maintaining complex software. Scrum has four roles that work collaboratively to produce the best possible product: a Product Owner, Team Member, growing team, and Scrum Master.

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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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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. Scrum strives to “protect” the development team from the influences of “traditional” project management tactics. In Scrum this is primarily achieved through the retrospective tactic which is an Inspect and Adapt-based tactic. Introduction.

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Inspection without adaptation is pointless in Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, much like life, is all about adaptation. Scrum sets opportunities for professionals to regularly inspect in order to adapt. Agility is reflected in an organization’s unique way to respond to change, absorb important disruptions, capitalize on unforeseen opportunities and -ultimately- cause innovative change. Scrum is all about inspection and adaptation, and therefore a way to become more Agile, to increase the ability to adapt. People are naturally Agile.

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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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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. I am gratified that Fabio Panzavolta delivered the work for a poster of the French version of the Scrum Values, available as a free download (PNG): The Scrum Values (French poster). French version of The Scrum Values: Les valeurs Scrum.

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2020 Scrum Guide: Definition of Done Created By Scrum Team

Scrum.org

In the 2020 Scrum Guide, the Definition of Done is created by the Scrum Team. In previous versions of the Scrum Guide, this responsibility was explicitly owned by the Development Team. I will explain the intention of the change and what it means for Scrum Teams.

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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.

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The Frustrated Scrum Master — When all the Effort Leads Nowhere

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. One failure symptom of a botched agile transformation is the frustrated Scrum Master. Source : Scrum Guide 2020.

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Grow a culture of innovation and learning with frequent Developer Huddles

Scrum.org

Without skilled developers, the Scrum Framework is no more than lipstick on a pig. And more importantly, where developers can learn, innovate and experiment to become better at his craft? Having to create?—?and and hopefully deploy?—?new

Scrum for Newbies: How to Use Scrum to Tame Chaos

Wrike

More specifically, we chose to get our work done using a Scrum framework. How Scrum Helps With the Chaos. We’ve written about Scrum before. Scrum is a process whereby teams break down and accomplish large projects in chunks, allowing for iterations to improve the product progressively. Scrum helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work. Parting Advice to Scrum Newbies.

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Why Scrum Requires a Failure Culture — Making Your Scrum Work #10

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Failure Culture: A Requirement to Be Successful. 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. Scrum Failure Culture — Conclusion.

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Business Agility with SAFe

Agilemania

Business Agility is defined as the ability to thrive and compete in this digital age by responding swiftly to the market changes and with emerging opportunities with innovative business solutions. Blogs Agile Safe® and Scrum Training SAFe Agilist SAFe Scrum Master SAFe Training

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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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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.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

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. Agile Scrum

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

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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Mastering Scrum with Feminine Power

Scrum.org

Scrum and agility create frameworks for diversity. Scrum Teams, in their ideal form, offer support for balancing Yin and Yang. The structure as a framework is intended to allow self-organization, creativity, chaos in order to create innovation.

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Using OKRs with Scrum and Evidence Based Management

Scrum.org

Build internal capability to innovate or improve time to deliver value. Embedding OKRs into Scrum's Inspect/Adapt Cadence. OKRs are a great framework for setting goals. Setting high quality goals, goal clarity, and self-management, positively affect team performance [3].

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Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects

nTask

The agile project plan is an innovative way of breaking down your project into smaller chunks for quick and efficient delivery. Agile Project Management Agile Agile 2020 Agile Framework Planning Scrum

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

International Institute for Learning

[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. Diversity is critical to a team’s success because it enables greater innovation. Agile and Scrum Project Management #AgileCon2020 agile disciplined agile

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The Successful Scrum Master — Liberating Structures for Scrum (6)

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Successful Scrum Master Meetup. Liberating Structures for Scrum. Generally, Liberating Structures are well suited to improve the level of engagement among participants of Scrum events, thus stimulating the kind of outcomes that are necessary to create learning organizations.

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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. 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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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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Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before? ” And, you’ll learn how you can implement Scrum to help your team. This vision is shared by stakeholders and the Scrum team. Every day, Scrum teams ask themselves: “Is this project going in the right direction or do we need to adapt?”. Scrum is about people.

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Inspection and the Product Backlog - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (17)

Scrum.org

Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and inspection is one of the three pillars. Each of the Scrum Artifacts is inspected in one or more Scrum Events to detect undesired variances. Typically the entire Scrum Team and stakeholders are involved. .

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The Problem with Scrum Experts

Scrum.org

Although the paper is focused on training in general, my mind made the connection in how Scrum consultants, trainers, and coaches try to have organizations learn Scrum. How organizations expect to succeed with Scrum by hiring consultants, trainers, and coaches. Scrum is built on the observation that within a complex environment and/or doing complex work, an empirical process offers the best chance of success. The Professional Scrum Master II class. “We

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The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

It appears to me there are more jobs available for Scrum Masters than ever before! And for those eager to work in Scrum teams, the answer is also predictable. Having taught Scrum to more than 2000 people, I have ongoing dialogue with many former students who are struggling to find opportunities to serve Agile teams and gain experience as a Scrum Master. I opened my inbox today to a question from a former student of my Scrum class. Scrum is one of those.)

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