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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.

3 Warning Signs That Your Sprint Review Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Your Scrum team has been working together for several weeks now. They seem to be embracing change well, but you sense that there are still many opportunities for improvement. When you show up at the...

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Sprint Retrospective vs. SAFe Iteration Retrospective –
3 Big Differences You Need to Know

If you are familiar with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you should be aware of the many similarities that SAFe has with Scrum in terms of specific practices. With exception of some of the terminology (i.e....

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3 Warning Signs That Your Sprint Retrospective Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

The Sprint Retrospective, arguably the most important and also the most commonly-forgotten Scrum event for many new Scrum teams, is likely the source of many headaches for you and your team. Why is it so...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Sprint Planning Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

If your Scrum team is struggling to consistently meet it’s Sprint Goals, there could be a number of potential causes for this symptom. One of the common issues is poor planning, but how do you...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Backlog Refinement Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Backlog Refinement, or commonly known as “Backlog Grooming”, is an essential activity that many Scrum teams fail to execute consistently due to the perceived “overhead”. Also, some teams choose to ignore this practice simply because...

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Is Scrum Right For Your Team? 5 Questions To Help You Decide Today!

It’s the year 2021, and Scrum has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Having worked with Scrum teams since the early-2000s, it’s very interesting to see this framework evolve and continue to thrive amongst many industries....

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Evolution of Scrum – A Trip Down Memory Lane

As most Agile practitioners are aware, the Scrum framework has been around since the 1950s. Expressed in various forms and concepts, Scrum was formally documented and published in 2001 as the Scrum Guide by Ken...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Daily Scrum Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Have you ever attended a 1-hour Daily Scrum before? If so, I have a feeling you wish to avoid those types of meetings if at all possible! Many teams that are new to Scrum begin...

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What is Agile Hardware?

The phenomenal success of the Scrum framework, as an approach to organizing and conducting software-product development, is now well known. Many words have been written on the topic (some of them by me), and many...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Planning

The Sprint Planning meeting is a critical Scrum event that establishes the team’s goal for a sprint and sets the path towards success. There are many potential issues that teams may encounter during this event....

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5 Powerful Tips for Preparing for Scrum Master Job Interview

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to recruit and build teams which has been a rewarding experience for the most part. I was involved in hiring a variety of positions such as Business...

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Coach, Mentor, Teacher or Facilitator – Which Scrum Master role is key to your success?

Over the span of my professional career, I have worked many different jobs, and each provided me with a unique perspective. A few years ago, as I took on a new role as a Scrum...

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