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Five books every ScrumMaster should read

agile42 coaches have selected a short list of titles that should be on the bookshelf of any ScrumMaster

On
31 March 2014
In
Scrum
Tags
book, scrum, scrummaster

This is a new series by agile42 coaches to help you build your Agile library (bookshelf or virtual that is!) It follows up on the great success of last year's Summer Reading List that included an eclectic selection of titles ranging from business books to military history.

This first installation of Top Five Books is devoted to the key role in the Scrum process – the ScrumMaster. We have interviewed our colleagues and here's a (difficult) selection.

Books, photo by RLHyde

Mike Cohn, Succeeding with Agile Software Development

As a ScrumMaster you don't only need to know what Agile and Scrum are ...

Safe and unsafe words…

A look at online reviews and discussions about the Scaled Agile Framework®

On
28 March 2014
In
Transition
Tags
etf, safe, scrum

The worldwide Agile community is debating these days mostly about one single thing, and this is the Scaled Agile Framework® or SAFe™ as it's commonly known. We have studied extensively the subject both in the fields and as part of our Enterprise Transition Framework (ETF) approach which may include SAFe as a component according to the organization needs.

We will publish something very soon but as an end-of-week read we suggest you a selection of a few posts by popular leaders in the Agile and Lean community who have weighted on this Framework from their own points of view ...

Video for Agile Embedded Software Development Keynote

Video recording and slides of the Keynote by Andrea Tomasini and Bent Myllerup at the "Embedded meets Agile 2014" conference in Munich

On
26 March 2014
In
Events
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youtube

Here's the complete presentation of Agile Embedded Software Development, what's wrong with it? as recorded during the Embedded meets Agile conference in Munich on February 18th.

Andrea and Bent analyzed some example cases that included the “limitations” often attached to Agile methods and also gave some hints on how to solve them. Finally they also attacked the “culture” issue. This is especially important for companies which grew out of hardware development and do not have a solid culture that include software, and therefore are stuck with waterfall development process and a traditional view on professional barriers for their ...

Agilia and CSPO in Czech Republic

Participation to Agilia 2014 in Brno speaking about Agile in embedded development environment, and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training

On
19 March 2014
In
Events, Scrum, Training
Tags
agilia2014, cspo

Next week I'm starting a trip to the beautiful Brno in Czech Republic that will include a talk at the Agilia conference on March 26th. I'll speak about "Will agile work in my embedded development environment?".

Brno - Cathedral of Saints Peter and PaulAgile approaches like Scrum is designed for software development, but will it also work when we add electronics development and mechanical construction to the practices? Come and get insights from the experiences of a Certified Scrum Trainer who actually did the work himself. You will learn about how to setup teams that have the combined skill-set of software, electronics and mechanical engineers ...

People aren't Resources

"Resource planning" or "Resource Management" or "Resource blockers" I hear these in stand-ups, or project meetings ...

On
14 March 2014
In
Scrum Sense



"Resource planning" or "Resource Management" or "Resource blockers" I hear these in stand-ups, or project meetings and even on CSM (Certified Scrum Master) training. People who know me watch me cringe a little each time. I have this visceral reaction that I can't explain, my whole body cringes.

Why does it matter? Some people would argue that it doesn't really matter, its all semantics anyway. One of the many valuable things that I learned at PSL (Problem Solving Leadership) was words matter, what you say and how you say things can have a big impact on people. Tone ...

Scrumtisch March 2014

27. March 2014 - Scrumtish in Berlin

On
14 March 2014
In
Scrumtisch Berlin

Dear friends,

here's the schedule for the next Scrumtisch in Berlin in 2014:

  • Date: 27th of March, 2014
  • Time: 18:30 
  • Place: American Diner Berlin, Boxhagener Str. 108 (formerly know as Restaurant "Deseo")

If you would like to attend, please send a message to scrumtisch@agile42.com, or register at the Scrum User Group on Xing.

We are looking forward to meeting you or seeing you again! :-)

Marion

 

News update 2014/03 - Kanban Training: 3-for-2 Special Offer!

Scrum Sense welcomed Joanne Perold to our expanding team in February. Joanne ...

DoBetterScrum v3Scrum Sense welcomed Joanne Perold to our expanding team in February. Joanne has written our latest blog post on what makes a retro good. Follow this link to find out more......

Peter Hundermark has finished revising his 'Do Better Scrum' booklet. This booklet will give you practical tips on how to do better Scrum. To download the free version 3 of this booklet please follow this link.

Kanban Foundation Level Training


We will be running a 2-day Kanban Foundation Level course on the 14-15 April 2014 in Johannesburg. Clifford Hazell of Scrum Sense will be teaming up with Dr. Klaus ...

Retrospectives - What makes a retro good

Why are retrospectives important?They provide the opportunity for a team to look back and see how they can improve. Retrospectives ...

On
5 March 2014
In
Scrum Sense

Why are retrospectives important?


They provide the opportunity for a team to look back and see how they can improve. Retrospectives can be a catalyst for organisational change as well as team change. They can be a place to build and enable teams, or to help teams start their journey from the best possible place. They can be a place for learning, problem solving, or having fun and motivating each other.  To not have retrospectives or to do them badly means that you are missing an opportunity to inspect and adapt, possibly the most important part of your Agile journey ...

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