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Do you believe in cross-functional teams?

30 augustus 2019

In Scrum, we strive for cross-functionality, a foundational element in teamwork. However, I experience people having different interpretations and misunderstandings of it. In this blog we’ll look into these.

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To fix your Scrum you need to fix your agreements.

1 juli 2019

In many organisations I see Scrum not producing its anticipated value. The concept of value varies across organisations. But there also is a universal anticipated value of Scrum. The Scrum Guide says about Scrum’s purpose: “A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible […]

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“Take responsibility! It’s your responsibility, so take it!”

30 mei 2019

I’m not happy. I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.— Beverly Sill Hi, my name is Irina Skrypnik and I would like to introduce the topic of responsibility for us to discuss and practice. When I […]

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Scrum Patterns talk by Cesario Ramos

17 mei 2019

At Agile Days Istanbul 2019, Cesario Ramos gave a talk and small workshop on Scrum Patterns. It is based on the upcoming book A Scrum Book which I co-authored.

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A Scrum Book

A Scrum Book: The Spirit of Scrum is released

26 april 2019

After 9 years of hard work, we finally have the beta release of our book – A Scrum Book: The Spririt of the Game. Final publication will be in a few months, but the digital version is already available. In October Cesario Ramos & James Coplien will provide a special 2 day training about the […]

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Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?

31 maart 2019

The paper ‘Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?” written by Cesario Ramos co-authors with Kurt Bittner was recently published on InfoQ. Having trouble scaling your agility? You’re not alone; even organizations who have agile success in isolated pockets have trouble scaling that agility to the broader organization. The challenges express themselves in […]

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Why focus on Velocity inhibits Agility

15 februari 2019

In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to? The concept of velocity signifies: The speed at which a Development Team converts Product Backlog Items into a Product Increment […]

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Multi-team Backlog Refinement

11 februari 2019

In this little blog I share some tips for multi-team Product Backlog refinement. What is Product Backlog Refinement? Product Backlog Refinement (PBR) is an activity that Scrum Teams regularly do to clarify potential upcoming Product Backlog Items (PBI). In single team Scrum, typically the Scrum Team gets together for one or more workshops during a […]

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LeSS Conference New York Panel Discussion on InfoQ

12 november 2018

LeSS Trainer panel discussion at the LeSS conference New York 2018, is publisched on InfoQ. The LeSS trainers answer various questions from the audiance, and ofcourse there is a joke from Craig, I got a chance to talk about Copy Paste Scaling too 🙂

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Defining Your Product for a LeSS Adoption

29 september 2018

In this blog, I talk about how you could deal with the challenges of defining your product in a LeSS adoption. Why do you need to define your product? In a LeSS adoption, you need to have a product definition because your product definition determines what organisational elements (people; components; processes and systems) will be […]

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