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. How Does Agile and Scrum Differ, If They Do?

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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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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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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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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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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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What are Scrum Sprints?

Brad Egeland

As described in the Scrum Guide , a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less during which a “Done”, useable, and potentially releasable product Increment is created. From Scrum.org. Sprints have consistent durations throughout a development effort. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

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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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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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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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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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Types of Scrum Meetings and Scrum Best Practices

nTask

Scrum meetings are an integral component of a work environment which adopts the Scrum methodology. It may sound dramatic, but trust us, at the end of this blog, you’ll know everything you need to know about Scrum meetings, the different types, and how to effectively run them.

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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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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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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 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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Improving Project Vision with Scrum

Brad Egeland

I once worked on a Scrum team that seemed to be doing well, based on all the things we measured. Our burndown chart showed good progress. Our velocity was good. Yet we had little to show at the sprint review. ​ The work that wasn’t done was related to deployment or integration, so while work was finished, it was not easy to demonstrate value.

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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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Polish 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. Polish version of The Scrum Values: Warto?ci ci Scrum. Scrum skupia si?

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The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Belarusian and Vietnamese

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Vasili Shymanski and Khoa Doan, the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Belarusian and Vietnamese. Agile Scrum Glossary International Versions Values

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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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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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18 Best Agile Scrum Interview Questions & Answers

GoSkills

Want to ace the interview for an agile scrum position? Check out these top agile scrum interview questions and answers. Project Management

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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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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 international Scrum Glossary is now available in 19 languages

Gunther Verheyen

The international Scrum Glossary has been expanded to 19 languages. The updated version is available for you as a free download (PDF): Scrum Glossary (International versions) -Feb 2019. The Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide in 2016.

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The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition. I am humbled over the many unanticipated consequences of the accidental creation of my pocket guide to Scrum.

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Invitation for Scrum Day India 2019

Gunther Verheyen

The 2019 edition of Scrum Day India is happening on Saturday 20 July 2019, in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR). Sanjay Saini, owner of Agile WOW (“Agile Ways of Working”), kindly invited me, as an independent Scrum Caretaker, to open and close the event. I hope many Scrum practitioners register at scrumdayindia.org and join the event. As we inspect to adapt in Scrum, we want to explicitly move beyond merely detecting this unfortunate situation.

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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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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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Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

They adopt Scrum. Rather than updating their past-world structures while introducing Scrum, they twist Scrum to fit their current organization. Practitioners worldwide turned Scrum into the most applied definition of Agile. Go back to the ‘why’ of your 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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Russian version of the Scrum Values (including a 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. Russian version of The Scrum Values: ???????? Scrum. Scrum.

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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 values can help your team become psychologically safe

Kiron Bondale

For individual team members, the Scrum values can provide good reminders of our own responsibilities for creating a psychologically safe working environment regardless of which delivery framework or method we are using.

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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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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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Best of Both Worlds: How to Use Kanban with Scrum

Workep

Kanban and scrum are both Agile project management methodologies that are used to reduce waste and improve development processes. You can use kanban with scrum to get the best of both worlds.

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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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