Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum. There have been no drastic changes to the core definition of Scrum.

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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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Arabic version of the Scrum Values

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. Agile Scrum Arabic Scrum Values

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Persian version of the Scrum Values

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. It will be added to the next release of the international Scrum Values.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values (September 2018 update)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages.

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Welcome in the house of Scrum

Gunther Verheyen

The house of Scrum is a warm house. In the house of Scrum people from different backgrounds, in different roles, with different skills, talents and personalities work, learn and improve together. The house of Scrum is an inclusive house of warm, open and collaborative relationships.

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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. In just about every case I’ve seen, the facilitators of the Scrum City game predefine what a city is before game play even begins.

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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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Does a Scrum Master have to be a techie?

Kiron Bondale

Recently I wrote an article about the potential for a Scrum Master to take on additional roles. While I was teaching a class this week, one of my learners voiced a concern about Scrum Masters who didn’t possess deep technical knowledge of the product solution.

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The Scrum Values (International Versions, June 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages.

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How many hats should a Scrum Master wear?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve run into a few situations recently where Scrum Masters (SMs) are performing multiple roles and while they might have the capacity to do so, on any moderate sized initiative, it might be difficult for them to fulfill all the responsibilities of the SM role.

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Scrum Glossary (International Versions)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. The combined international versions are now available as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -March 2018. Agile Scrum Scrum Glossary Scrum Pocket Guide

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Scrum Experiences & Suggestions

Project Health Check

There are many specific methods which fall under the banner of Agile, but Scrum is probably the best known and the idea of a daily Scrum to manage work is common to almost all agile developments. What experiences do you have of Scrums, and how effective were they?

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10 Of the Best Scrum Tools to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best Scrum tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. These tools facilitate the Scrum framework, encouraging collaboration, transparency, and efficiency among your team.

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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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How to Run a Great Daily Scrum Meeting

ProjectManager.com

The word “Scrum” almost sounds like an insult, or maybe even the surname of a less than scrupulous character in a Charles Dickens novel. But in fact, Scrum is a way to address complexity. Scrum comes from software development, where it is part of Agile methodology.

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Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a review by Cornelius Dufft)

Gunther Verheyen

At the Scrum Day Germany 2018 edition (12 June) Cornelius Dufft shared his appreciation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” with me. I hope it turns out to be as helpful for others as it was for him, and thus helps spreading an ever-improving understanding of Scrum.

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The international versions of the Scrum Values (September 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

In May 2013 I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. I included that text in my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” that was published in November 2013. A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages.

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SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

One of the more popular methods used by some of the fastest growing startups as well as large corporations is the Scrum methodology. Scrum has become one of the most widely used project management methodologies in business today. A Quick Explanation of Scrum. Scrum in Action.

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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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SCRUM is about people

Musings on Project Management

Looking to hone your people skills and tie into SCRUM? Here's a seminar -- free even you are not a member -- that is more or less on the theme: "SCRUM is about people". Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog agile human factors

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Kanban vs. Scrum

Hive

Although there are similarities between Kanban and Scrum, there are three key differences you should know. The post Kanban vs. Scrum appeared first on Hive

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What is Agile and Scrum?

The IIL Blog

The Nuts and Bolts of Agile and Scrum. Agile and Scrum: What’s the difference? It seems like almost every company, regardless of their industry, is practicing Agile and Scrum in some way and at some level of proficiency. One of those is Scrum. What is Scrum?

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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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Scrum Recordings in English (so far)

Gunther Verheyen

During the summer of 2017, I took some time to work with the professionals of HigherView to create a couple of recordings on topics related to Scrum that I deeply care about. Scrum Master, a mould for the modern manager. The 3rd Scrum Wave (Will you sink, swim, or… surf?).

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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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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 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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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. The Purpose of the Daily Scrum Meeting.

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Scrum Roles: The Anatomy of a Scrum Team

ProjectManager.com

Agile has migrated from software development to touch just about every corner of the project management universe, and Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for implementing it. ” Let’s begin by briefly defining Scrum. What Is Scrum? Scrum Roles for Project Management.

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Scrum Day Germany 2018 (a tree for a talk)

Gunther Verheyen

I arrive home late in the evening after another exciting 2-days Professional Scrum experience in the Netherlands. I find a mail asking whether I can come to Stuttgart (Germany) less than a week later to deliver the opening keynote of the Scrum Day Germany event. Tuesday 5 June 2018.

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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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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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Scrum Glossary (International Versions, April 2018)

Gunther Verheyen

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. The new, April 2018, release of the international versions is now available, as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -April 2018. I maintain the base English version on the Scrum Glossary section of my website.

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Change Management & Scrum: Gamification Perspective

Stepping Into Project Management

Gamification and Scrum There are several agile frameworks like Scrum Kanban, XP that can be used at the team level during the delivery and execution, depending on the context and the problem domain. Since I was reading on gamification, I thought why not I gamify the Scrum framework!

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Scrum Master: 5 Kinds

Stepping Into Project Management

Whether you are in an organization that follows Agile or not chances are you already have pre-determined notions about Scrum Masters- their roles and responsibilities. This means a split of hours for being a Scrum Master and performing the core competency work.

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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 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 helped us manage that project and maintain my sanity as well. The Elements of Scrum. How to Make Scrum Work.

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Enough of Scrum Already

DigitalPM

The conversation goes on in the Scrum and Agile circles about how far a team can stray from the hard and fast “ Rules of Scrum” before becoming a “Scrum Outcast” and … earning the derision and scorn of the “True Believers.” The Rules Of Scrum.

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Scrum Meetings: 7 Steps To Get Them Right

Project Health Check

There are many variants, but a feature now common to many is the idea of a daily Scrum meeting to manage the work. Here are our top tips for effective Scrum meetings: Scheduling : The Scrum should be at a set time every day without fail, early enough in the morning to set the tone for the day but late enough to ensure everyone is consistently in the office in time! Stand Up : I'll be honest and say we didn't when I used to attend scrums, but I regret it.

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The value of a Scrum Master

Growing Agile

The role of Scrum Master is a debate that has been been raging for over a decade. If it wasn’t for this term “Scrum Master” I would never have truly learned what being a coach means, and how much difference it can make to a team.

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Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives!

Growing Agile

Here I was, full time scrum mastering! The post Full Time Scrum Master experiment part 4 – Retrospectives! Guest Posts Retrospectives appreciation communication facilitation games motivation retrospective retrospectives scrum master scrummaster team trust

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Failed Sprint (a definition)

Gunther Verheyen

Early in 2018, a translation initiative of the Scrum Glossary took off. Agile Scrum Definition Failed Sprint Glossary Scrum Glossary SprintIt is amazing that there are currently 20 languages in the works. A new release is envisioned before the end of 2018.

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