Posts tagged with: scrum

Impressions from Agile Barcamp | Leipzig #agileipzig 2016

With this post I share my impressions from the awesome Agile Barcamp|Leipzig (#agileipzig) 2016. First of all, thanks for the perfect organization making it the best impressions 2016 so far! Congratulations for hosting your first barcamp and making it a perfect...
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Scrum 3.0 and Organization 4.0 – impressions from a great evening with Boris Gloger at ImmobilienScout24

Today I had the opportunity to join a great and inspiring presentation by Boris Gloger talking about Scrum 3.0 and organization 4.0 (thanks to Immobilienscout24 for hosting a great event). With this post I provide a short summary of my notes...
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Analogue versus Digital board solutions – and the winner is …

So far I was a strong believer in using analogue (physical) boards but experiencing the advantages of digital solutions I’m changing my orientation. In this post I aggregate some advantages and disadvantages for both solutions. Maybe you can add your...
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Scrum and ScrumBan as it’s next evolutionary step … and is it worth starting with Scrum at all

In this post I’ll describe the evolution towards ScrumBan as a natural way for the growth of Scrum teams. Let’s in addition ask the questions why to start with Scrum at all. There is a lot of discussion ongoing and...
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Animated role overview Agile Coach/ScrumMaster (EN) – Whiteboard Animation Video

Based on the awesome list of 42 tasks for a ScrumMaster by Bernd Schiffer I created a Scribe with VideoScribe describing the role of an Agile Coach/ScrumMaster. Now the English Version is available too. Have fun watching it! Your feedback is highly appreciated. A german version...
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Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban – a fast overview and rough categorization when to use what method

The following table (thanks to Alin) was compiled to get an fast overview on the 3 mostly used agile approaches – Scrum, Kanban and the combination of both Scrumban. Maybe you’re currently thinking about your environment and what agile method...
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A collection of videos to help us on the agile path – Part II – Scrum (IDEO, PO in a nutshell, Fibonacci, 30 days, great conductors)

Scrum In part II you’ll find some videos to help in our daily Scrum life.  Did you ever wonder about the cross functional team and how it should look like – maybe the IDEO shopping cart video provides some inspiration. ...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW7+8+9/2013 (Personal Kanban, Management 3.0, Metrics, Employee handbook)

Background This time you’ll find inspiring input on designing an employeer handbook, how to organize yourself by considering Henrik Kniberg’s presentation, some input for hiring and more about using agile metrics. An Appropriate Use of Metrics (Blog Post by Martin...
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ScrumMaster. Clarify roles to boost your teams productivity!

Background Did you ask yourself – What’s going on here? Why don’t we come to a decision? Why is this task pending forever? Who are all the attendees in this meeting? … Unclear roles cause unclear situations and produce a...
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Playing Jurgen Appelo’s moving motivators with Scrum teams (Team development)

Background You’re a ScrumMaster or in a role interested in developing teams? You heard about intrinsic motivation and would like to understand your current state of motivation in the team? Based on Jurgen Appelo‘s fascinating game Moving Motivators this post explains...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW02-04/2013 (Career development, Stifle innovation, Comraderie, Motivate, Meeting killers)

  Background The past 3 weeks my readings followed the direction career path, innovation and motivation.  This time you’ll find a collection of nice and compact resources about leadership, agile carrer development, Love-Comraderie-Adventure and innovation. Readings Overview Lessons learned in...
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Refreshed Agile – Scrum’s foundation – between becoming an endangered mainstream buzzword and it’s evolution to THE management driver

Background VersionOne, Inc. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Today I face the word AGILE everywhere. Often it seems to me that its not clear what it means to be AGILE and to use agile development. With this post I try...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW52/2012 (Way to Agile, Personal Development, Work Expo, Books)

  Background This week passed with some interesting sources about book recommendations for 2012 and the work expo by Jurgen Appelo, a nice daily update on Agile by Gil Broza.  Readings Overview 12 recommended books by Jurgen Appelo (Blog post...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW50/2012 (Metrics – Measure up, Pay for performance, Story Points)

  Background This week was full with readings in the direction metrics. As the year ends and performance reviews and setting new goals and objectives is knocking on the door – a lot of reading investment went in this direction. ...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW49/2012

  Background The last week passed with reading in various areas. I learned more about How to help Melly?, found an amazingly simple and nice summary of the Product Owner Role and scanned various cool games to play with your...
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Foster innovation by creating a learning and social networking environment for your teams

Background How many new ideas did your team have during the past 6 months? And how many were transformed to innovations?  With this post I’ll try to share thoughts on becoming more innovative by building an environment that supports learning...
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Weekly Scrum readings follow up – CW46/2012

Background See this kind of post as an experiment, how to best spread my favorite readings of Scrum related input and gain possible input for additional valuable sources from the agile community – meaning YOU. Along with this I’d like...
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Evolving sprint planning II – split only stories that you start working on

Background During our agile journey we discussed and tried various improvements to the way we do our sprint planning II – the Scrum artefact to get to the tactical sprint level and decide how the implementation for stories looks like...
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How switching the Scrum Master and developer perspective enlarged my scope

Background After being Scrum Master for the last 4 years, in my recent project I had the opportunity to work as a developer again. This post will describe my new insights and learnings from this journey.  When you’re stuck, seek...
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Visualize sprint progress – an alternative to burndown charts

From traditional burn-down-charts to the sprint flow When I started with the Scrum implementation I followed descriptions from Scrum books and the Scrum Master training and started with a “traditional” burndown chart. In the beginning we used the hour-based burndown...
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Evolving retrospectives – variations to avoid boredom – energize it

Retrospective can get boring over time In the beginning, starting with a new team or starting with Scrum at all, retrospectives are really interesting and you have a lot of energy in this meeting. As with most things – the same...
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Evolving retrospectives – inspect & adapt every sprint

a simple version of the sprint retrospective when Do the retrospective every sprint on the last day of the sprint after the sprint review to get all topics that occured during the sprint including the outcome of the sprint review...
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Top Scrum books (Part II)

Nonviolent communication Marshall B. RosenbergArun GandhiVera F. BirkenbihlIngrid Holler;2007 For me one of the most impressive books about respectful communication and how to work with people.WATCH – FEEL – EXPRESS NEEDS – ASK   “WATCH – there are less things that...
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It started with reading … lets start the blog with my top Scrum books (Part I)

Drive Daniel H. Pink;2010 Learn what is motivation. What are differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how to foster growing motivation. Daniel H. Pink combines science background and stories about motivation in a nice to read way. How it...
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