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Confessions of a Scrum Master

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This book will help you to learn from the experiences of a seasoned scrum master. It contains confessions in the form of seven short stories. These stories center around the trials of a scrum master and his new team. They are case studies based on real life events that take place in some of the largest companies in the world. You can use this to avoid pitfalls and sharpen your skills.
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Replacing The User Story

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The first problem is that we start with a Persona, which is a very bad idea, and then plop in an action which we think should be taken in order to achieve the expected outcome.


Via Frank Nägele, Fred Zimny
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Frank Nägele's curator insight, May 2, 10:39 AM

This is a very good way to challenge and reflect about your design-decisions.
Stop hiding behind personas and assumptions and go for the best solution out there. 

Mike Donahue's curator insight, May 5, 10:46 AM

This is a great replacement for user stories. Be sure to also follow the link at the end that takes you to his other article "5 tips for writing better job stories"

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Using Scrum of Scrums with Agile Teams to Coordinate and Collaborate

Scrum of scrums can be used to scale the daily stand-up meeting when multiple teams are involved. Its purpose is to support agile teams in collaborating and coordinating their work with other teams. Several authors have shared views on scrum of scrums, with experiences of using them.
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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises

This pocket book contains many exercises that you can use to do retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.
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How Retrospectives Can Support Learning in Lean Startup

The build-measure-learn feedback loop in lean startup aims to help entrepreneurs to learn about the needs of their customers. Agile retrospectives are a way to reflect and learn and to agree on changes that are needed.
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Estimates in Software Development. New Frontiers.

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The goal of this article is to dig into intristic estimates complications, what people mean by “estimate” and what future directions we may attack.
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Product Backlogs with Process Maps or Story Maps

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When you have a large backlog with many user stories, structuring a product backlog with story maps or process maps can help to keep an overview and see the bigger picture.
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Should You Create User Stories for Technical Debt?

Agile teams sometimes struggle with the planning of pure technical tasks that have no direct value for the user of a system, but have to be done to deliver working software.
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Main Page - Agile Retrospective Resource Wiki

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InfoQ: Aino Corry on Agile Retrospectives

Aino Corry discusses various aspects of Agile Retrospectives: how to get them accepted, core principles, length, frequency, structure, techniques for handling problems, and much more.
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InfoQ: Seven Options for Handling Interruptions on Agile Teams

Interruptions are something that every team has to deal with and, if not managed appropriately, they can potentially have a detrimental affect on their ability to deliver.
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InfoQ: Jeff Sutherland: Are Agile Teams Truly Agile?

Ten Years after the Agile Manifesto Jeff Sutherland muses the question of whether Agile teams are truly Agile. You’re not Agile if you’re not producing product at the end of each sprint.
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Agile Fixed Price – How to … | Xebia Blog

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Market Driven Development (aka Agile Fixed Price)

I propose a paradigm shift in developing software to deliver business value.

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Techniques for Keeping Retrospectives Lively - Scrum Alliance

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This article highlights the importance of one of the key ceremonies of the sprint, the retrospective. It then goes through some of the common challenges teams face while holding retrospectives. It also puts forth a few thoughts on how to make these reflections thought-provoking ones!

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Tracking Points vs. Tracking Hours

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YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY: Hours-Remaining Burndown Charts: An Agile Anti-Pattern? Definition of Done Effective Daily Meetings Might as well admit it, you’re addicted to story points Scrum Purists, Posers, and Pragmatists
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The Brackets Scrum to Kanban Switch

The Adobe Brackets team has switched its development process from Scrum to Kanban. I thought that others might be interested in why we changed the process that we use to build an open source code e...
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Rocket to Mars : Un jeu de planification de sprint

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D'après Damien Thouvenin et Pierrick Revol “Beaucoup d'équipes et leurs product owner pensent que l'unique travail de l'équipe consiste à délivrer de plus en plus de points de story, nous considérons que c'est une totale incompréhension de la...
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What Do You Look For In a Servant Leader?

In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader, your potential Scrum Master, agile project manager, potential account manager, or whatever role you need filled.
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How a Scrum Master Can Handle Impediments with a Team

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Impediments are used to discuss issues take actions when a team becomes blocked. Impediments are handled in different ways, a look at how some scrum masters do it.
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Scrum Alliance - How to Uninstall Scrum

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But once Scrum is installed, it's very hard to get rid of. To assist in this, I've devised ten simple steps to remove Scrum and return to the former version of working.

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An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide

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This book provides a set of essential thinking tools for understanding Agile adoption and transformation: how they differ and what you need to know to avoid being another statistic in the widespread adoption failure.
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InfoQ: Scrumodoro

Scrum and Pomodoro are blended by Mangus Nord to maximize both team and individual productivity.
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InfoQ: Your Brain on Scrum

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Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness are wired into the human brain. Michael de la Maza how the latest neuroscience findings support agile software development and that there are good brain-based reasons why agile is so effective.
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InfoQ: Is the ScrumMaster a Full Time Role? Yes, According to the ScrumMaster Manifesto

The debate as to whether a ScrumMaster is a full-time or part-time role in an Agile teams has created a lot of discussion in the community in recent months. As a result, the community have developed a ScrumMaster Manifesto.
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InfoQ: Is Velocity Killing Agile?

Velocity, the measure of work completed by the team divided by the time taken to complete it, is increasingly being used to manage the productivity of a team and as a comparison between teams.
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