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Where to Start with Scrum? Is Value Stream Mapping Your Answer?

Whether teams are new to Scrum or refining their methods, this remains a challenge. The answer lies in the transformative potential of Value Stream Mapping within Scrum. Instead, Scrum makes these challenges transparent, allowing teams to recognize and address them. Welcome to the first post.

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Agile Laws to Help with Transformation

TL; DR: Agile Laws in Software Development On many occasions, working with agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. Your single best investment to improve your professional standing; order the Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide book now! ? edition ! ?

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Getting Hired as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

TL; DR: Getting Hired as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach Are you considering a new Scrum Master or Agile Coach job? Don’t worry; there are four steps of proactive research to identify suitable employers or clients for getting hired as a Scrum Master and avoid disappointment later. I just received my author copies ! ?

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Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. Everyone wants you to know how to develop software applications. When I googled “software development life cycle definition” I found different variants. Phases in Software Development. Concept Development.

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Current State and Future Prospects of Scrum and Agile Development in Japan

Since I became a Professional Scrum Trainer in November, I have been asked a lot about the current state, and the future perspectives, for Scrum and agile development in Japan, where I’ve worked for the last six years. So much so that many consider the paper to be part of the roots of Scrum. Why is that?

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

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What Makes Scrum Teams Effective? A scientific investigation of 1.200 Scrum teams

This post is a non-technical version of an academic paper about Scrum teams that I wrote with Daniel Russo. Daniel is a Professor at the University of Aalborg and is specialized in empirical software engineering. I am an organizational psychologist and Scrum practitioner with a love for survey development and statistics.