5 Tips for Using Scrum Boards

ProjectManager.com

A scrum board is a critical tool for successfully practicing its namesake, the agile framework, scrum. If you’re unfamiliar, scrum is useful for teams that work on complex, adaptive problems. Intro to Scrum. What Is a Scrum Board?

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Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum. In the publication “ Moving Your Scrum Downfield ” I have described the six essential traits of the game to help you get unstuck and up your game. In 2010 he initiated the creation of the Scrum Guide.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

ProjectManager.com

For example, take scrum. Scrum is a great framework for helping teams work more productively together. In fact, the name comes from rugby and like it, scrum is a team sport. It’s a visual system for managing work as it goes through a production cycle or process.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

The secret to scrum is simplicity, even in the face of complexity. And although scrum is simple at heart, it can be difficult to master. Scrum requires self-organizing teams that can quickly solve problems in unpredictable environments. The Four Scrum Ceremonies.

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17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire

ProjectManager.com

The scrum master is a key member of the scrum team, but also a somewhat misunderstood one, which can make the hiring process problematic. Put simply, the scrum master is the person responsible for promoting and supporting scrum. What Does a Scrum Master Do?

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The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum ceremonies are important elements of the agile software delivery process. The post The 4 Scrum Ceremonies Made Simple. A Quick Guide To Scrum Meetings appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Velocity in Scrum, actually

Gunther Verheyen

In Scrum it is considered a good idea for teams to know about the progress they have been making. Painful problems arise however if Scrum gets managed through the distorting lens of the old, industrial paradigm. Agile Scrum empiricism Velocity

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Scrum, Kanban and a method that blends the two (turning Scrum Kanban into Scrumban) are all quite different. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.

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Trouble in Scrum City

Leading Agile

Disclaimer: This is not a critique of Scrum. Sometimes, they learn a little bit about Scrum, even if not much about Agile. Iterative Process, Waterfall Thinking. The problem isn’t inherent in the Scrum Game.

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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. The Scrum Values are simultaneously needed for and emerging as part of Scrum.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. Difference between a Project Manager and Scrum Master.

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Several hundred thousand people have taken Scrum Master certification courses with the expectation they will be prepared to lead a Scrum team. As an agile consultant and instructor, I am often asked, “I just received my Scrum Master certification, now what do I do?”.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are? To make sure you’re ready to carry out Scrum Master responsibilities, ensure that you have a good understanding of what’s involved. The Scrum Master can help.

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Scrum Roles: The Anatomy of a Scrum Team

ProjectManager.com

Thanks to the evolution of modern business practices, Agile , an iterative approach to planning and guiding the project process, is on the mind of nearly every manager. ” Let’s begin by briefly defining Scrum. What Is Scrum? Scrum Roles for Project Management.

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Scrum With Kanban WIP Limits

Digite

This article is the second in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post, I discussed how a Scrum team could change nothing about their process and organically start describing how they work in Kanban terms. SCRUM’S WIP LIMIT POLICY.

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What Is a Scrum Master? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

ProjectManager.com

A Scrum Master might sound like a character in a role-playing game, but it’s a serious job that’s rooted in leadership. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring a true Scrum process over the course of a project. What Is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master Role.

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Can you say ‘yes’? (10 questions about your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

I call myself a Scrum Caretaker. I aspire inspiring people using Scrum. Ultimately I hope to help people employ Scrum to re-humanize their workplace. But then it regularly dawns on us — the many, many misconceptions that exist over Scrum. Keep… Scrumming.

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The SCRUM Fieldbook

Henny Portman

Sutherland wrote The SCRUM Fieldbook – A master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future. The first clusters of backlog items are related to the Agile Manifesto and the usage of Scrum itself. The problem with à la carte Scrum.

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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. 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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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: Scrum master, product owner and Scrum team members. Scrum master defined.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager vs Product Owner and More

PM Basics

Scrum Master vs. Project Manager vs. Product Owner? However, in real life, project managers lead scrum teams. Scrum Masters do need project management tools and techniques. Who is a Scrum Master? Scrum Master is a specific role prescribed in one framework – Scrum.

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Scrum with Kanban Class of Service

Digite

This article is the third in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. In my last post , I discussed how a Scrum team could add the concepts of WIP limits to their process and derive measurable delivery performance benefits. Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast.

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How to avoid Common Scrum Meetup Mistakes

Binfire

There is no denying the importance that communication has when it comes to the success of an agile methodology and Scrum-based projects in particular. . Typically Scrum meetups include daily scrum, sprint planning meeting, sprint review meeting, and retrospective meeting. .

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two.

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Enterprise Scrum Development Process Flow

Herding Cats

This process flow has been applied in a wide range of technical and business domains. The order of the Capabilities is the basis of the success of Scrum projects since when a Capability is ready for production, you have the choice to actually put it into production.

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Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. But which software development process is right for you? Agile and Scrum.

Our Scrum Master Holds the Certification but Is Not Competent

Agilemania

This company is trying for Scrum from the past 9-10 months and struggling with that too. They introduced me to one of the choice Programs in their organization where they asked for help on improving their Scrum process.

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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). Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both.

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Newbies’ Guide to Scrum Project Management 101

nTask

Scrum” is a phenomenal subject – i.e. if you are familiar with it. As an Agile project manager, I have seen my fair share of so-called “Scrum Masters” and “Agile Experts” claiming to be masters of their craft. The truth, however, is that they don’t know a lot of things about Scrum and Agile. In fact, I was surprised that some of the “experts” didn’t even know that Scrum Master and Product Owner are not the same individual. Introduction – Why Scrum?

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Scrum Vocabulary (updated)

Gunther Verheyen

Driven by the prospect of an Italian translation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” I decided to revise it slightly; minor tweaks of words and terms, although a lot of them. As part of my revision, I also updated the Scrum Vocabulary of my book: Burn-down Chart : a chart showing the decrease of remaining work against time. Daily Scrum : a daily event, time-boxed to 15 minutes or less, to re-plan the development work during a Sprint.

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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project as a whole is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: the Scrum master, product owner, and Scrum team members. What is a Scrum master?

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DPM Podcast: Making Process Change Work (With Alexa Huston)

The Digital Project Manager

How you can make Scrum work in an agency, and how do you make any process change effectively? In this podcast, Ben Aston talks to Alexa Huston about her introduction of Scrum at the agency Crema and you can make process changes with your team and tools work for everyone.

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. Incremental delivery of software also mitigates risk and maximizes the opportunity to learn from a business, process, and technical perspective. Scrum strives to “protect” the development team from the influences of “traditional” project management tactics.

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Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., Each process or method assumes it will be used in an ecosystem that has certain characteristics. That Product Owner is part of the organizational ecosystem surrounding the Scrum team.

Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! It was a release, they all got practice saying no and had a laugh in the process. The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

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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.

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Le parole di Scrum (Italian version of the Scrum glossary)

Gunther Verheyen

I am excited to announce that Michael Forni is working on an Italian translation of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” We aim at releasing “ Scrum – La Guida Tascabile ” (working title) in 2018, hoping it brings value to many Italian Scrum practitioners. It resulted in small revisions and an update to my Scrum Glossary. Daily Scrum (sost. Deve essere segnalato non più tardi del primo Daily Scrum disponibile. Scrum (sost.

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

In this article, we attempt to clarify the basic concepts behind Scrum, Kanban, Agile and Waterfall. Scrum. Comparing Scrum vs Agile is equivalent to comparing apple to fruit. Scrum is one of the Agile frameworks that have taken multiple industries by storm in the last few years.

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9 Ways to Identify the “Perfect” Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Is there such a thing as a perfect Scrum Master? However, we can make a case for skills that contribute to becoming a perfect Scrum Master. In 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland updated the Scrum Values document, and in a video that same year discussed the changes they were making. They talked at length about the Scrum Master role. In short, the Scrum Master (SM) serves the Product Owner, the Development Team, and the Organization. Preamble.

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