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Expanding Scrum Mastery Beyond IT

As a seasoned professional in the field of Scrum and Agile, I've often encountered the misconception that Scrum Mastership is confined to the world of software engineering. However, the principles and practices of Scrum are universal and can be applied across various industries.

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Common complaint: “Scrum Doesn't Work Here”

Common complaint: "Scrum is not working in today's software engineering industry." Likewise, if Scrum isn't “working” in today’s software engineering industry, then perhaps there are counter-signals in the industry that are preventing teams from employing Scrum effectively.


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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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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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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.

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5 Scrum Myths – Busted

Myth 1 – Scrum is a Methodology. People often refer to Scrum as Methodology. From a practical point of view, Scrum is not a methodology, neither by definition. Instead, Scrum focuses on the scientific implementation of empiricism. Self-Managing teams and their dedicated, collective intelligence form the basis of Scrum.

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

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. In fact, in my first job, at Hewlett Packard, I was a Software Engineer. Introducing the concept of Scrum Board.