Seven Unmentioned Challenges of Scrum

May 30, 2017 0

Organizations often start with Scrum after having heard about it, read about it, or after having read the Scrum Guides. While that is great, there are several unforeseen challenges they often face that prevent them from really benefiting from the advantages of Scrum. This presentation discusses seven unmentioned challenges of Scrum and uncovers possible solutions.

The Great ScrumMaster

May 29, 2017 1

The ScrumMaster role is certainly the Scrum role that differs the most from what organizations might have known in the past. The Scrum Guide defines the Scrum Master as “a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.”

Product Owner Assessment

May 23, 2017 0

The product owner role is responsible that the production of the Scrum team meets the requirements of the customers and deliver value for the organization. This is an important role that requires specific skills. But how do you know that your are doing well? The Growing Agile team as created a self-assessment for product owners.

LAST Conference, Melbourne, Australia, June 29-30 2017

May 19, 2017 0

The LAST conference is a one-day conference about Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking that takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It is a event for practitioners that encourages participation and interaction via talks, workshops and activities.

Scrummish to Scrumban

May 17, 2017 0

Shoddy software quality, disgruntled customers, missed deadlines… Such is daily life in many software companies. But there exists a better way. This presentation tells a story of turning around a demoralized and disengaged group of developers into a high performing team, while improving software quality, customer satisfaction and reducing technical debt.

Why Splitting Unfinished Product Backlog Items is a Bad Idea

May 16, 2017 0

In an ideal Agile world, the Scrum team is always completing all the selected user stories at the end of the sprint. In the real world however, there might be some product backlog items that don’t have a “done” status, but are only partially finished. Should you split them for the next sprint? In this article, Daniel Zacharias gives you four reasons why it is a bad idea to split unfinished product backlog items.

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