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What is Scrum? Learn more about this lightweight process framework for agile development, and one of the most widely used agile methodologies.

How a RACI Matrix Benefits Scrum Teams

Why do we need a RACI matrix in scrum teams? Scrum is all about empowerment and autonomy isn\'t it? Surely conformity is going back to the turn of the 19th century Taylorism? Well, I beg...

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Is There Any Value for Scrum Masters in Jira Align?

As a Scrum Master, your focus is on your individual team. Accomplishing the work and striving for continual process improvement. You’re concerned with maturing the team, learning, and growing. Additionally, you must facilitate the balance...

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The Scrum Master’s Role in Organizational Bottlenecks

Bottlenecks occur on all planes of reality. Think of a river flowing to the ocean. What happens when that river gets obstructed by a fallen tree or a rock slide? The flow of the river...

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

SAFe is the most popular framework in use today to guide an organization’s efforts to scale agile practices beyond the team level. But, when people look into it for the first time, this is what...

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Virtual Daily Scrum – 3 Tips to Get You Started Today!

Whether you have a remote/distributed team, or need to deploy a virtual team, holding any collaboration events for an Agile team is no easy task. As the Agile Manifesto states, we should value “Individuals and...

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3 Simple Tips to Use Scrum for Any Project!

By now, I am sure you have heard that Scrum is great for developing software products. You may have heard that Scrum can also be used for non-software projects, but you may also be unsure...

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The Intended Outcome of a Daily Scrum

The Daily Scrum, or “stand-up”, is a critical ceremony in the Agile Scrum framework.  Like so many aspects of Scrum, the Daily Scrum meeting is easy to do but hard to master.  Teams that lack the proper...

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Agility in a Remote Environment: Top Tips for Scrum Masters

As Scrum Masters, we are used to dealing with an ever changing, complex environment. How can Scrum Masters, in the current day and age, continue to do their job more effectively? One of the key...

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Scrum: The Framework That Changes Everything

Scrum changes the way everyone in your company interacts and will likely influence your organizational structure. When an organization considers “moving to” Scrum, it’s easy to think that Scrum is a new process that just...

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How Do You Identify (And Avoid) Fake Scrum Masters?

After working with dozens of teams over the past few years, I have trained and mentored many Scrum Masters that come from a variety of backgrounds, with varying degrees of success, as you might expect....

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From Scrum to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) – A ScrumMaster’s Perspective

The following is a fictional narrative from a Scrum Master who is on a journey to make the transition from “classic” Scrum to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). This is the story of a Software Engineer...

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How to Make the Transition to a New Career

I\'ve seen a number of individuals make transitions to new careers through all walks of life. Heck, I\'ve seen English and History majors excel at IT consulting and end up being great senior IT executives!...

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