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The Three Pillars of Empiricism (Scrum)

Empiricism means working in a fact-based, experience-based, and evidence-based manner. Scrum implements an empirical process where progress is based on observations of reality, not fictitious plans. Scrum also places great emphasis on mind-set and cultural shift to achieve business and organizational Agility. The three pillars of empiricism are as follows: Transparency: This means presenting the facts […]

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What Are some commonly observed Scrum Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions?

I am listing out some commonly observed Scrum Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions from my experience. Scrum Teams are assigned to several projects or features. This results in context switching (i.e., multitasking), and the outcome is increased cycle time and delayed value delivery to business. The software is not released to market frequently, thereby missing the […]

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Introducing the Professional Trainer Network

Since 2009 Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers have helped over 60,000 people in their journey to Scrum mastery through training. They have worked with thousands of organizations delivering a consistent training experience and many of those organizations have made professional Scrum part of their agile curriculum, taking advantage of assessments and certification to drive validated learning. […]

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80 SHADES OF GREY – 10 TIPS TO NAVIGATE AMBIGUITIES OF SCRUM & PREPARE FOR THE SCRUM.ORG PSM-1 ASSESSMENT

SCRUM IS NOT THE END. IT IS A MEANS TO THE END… The end goal of empirically building strong, self-organizing Scrum Teams to help your business… Increase Sustainable Value Sustainably Decrease Waste & Sustainably Manage Risk It seems quite straightforward, however, as you start traveling down this path, you may run into complex challenges with no clear, black and white […]

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11 Ideas to Spice up Your Retrospective

This week I got a question from a colleague about the Scrum Retrospective. She’s Scrum Master of a team that for sure has room for improvement. But somehow, during the Retrospective nobody is really challenging each other and the burning issues aren’t discussed. Therefore the Retrospective often results in defining only small improvements. So the question […]

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