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The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

According to the Scrum Guide, the Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted. Scrum Masters do this by ensuring that the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum theory, practices, and rules. The Scrum Master is a servant‐leader for the Scrum Team. He (or she) helps those outside the team understand which of their […]

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Sprint Review is not a phase gate

Throughout the Agile Alliance 2016 conference, I was struck by a recurring feeling that many people don’t understand what the Sprint Review is. This feeling has continued as more articles and conference proceedings have emerged. Everyone seems to think that you can not release software continuously while doing Scrum. For example, in his keynote titled […]

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Why I joined Scrum.org

I’ve been working in software for a long time, and for most of that time I’ve been trying to find better ways of delivering working software. I’ve had the good fortune to start my career, in the early 1980’s, at the beginning of a real revolution in the way software was developed and delivered. For […]

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What Connects You To Scrum?

On July 7th the Scrum community gathered in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) for the 5th edition of Scrum Day Europe. This years theme was ‘the next iteration’. Therefore we looked back to see what Scrum brought us the last 20 years, but also looked forward into the future of Scrum. Naturally, the evaluation was done via […]

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