Kanban vs. Scrum: 10 Key Differences

IT Toolbox

Kanban uses boards and cards to track work items, while Scrum divides the work into fixed sprints. The post Kanban vs. Scrum: 10 Key Differences appeared first on. DevOps


Best scrum certifications in 2022

Tech Republic

Earn your title as a Scrum Master or Product Owner by becoming certified. Here is a list of some of the hottest Scrum certifications out there. The post Best scrum certifications in 2022 appeared first on TechRepublic.


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If Scrum isn’t agile, a SaaS solution could be

Venture Beast

Scrum seems to be the most popular way to “implement” agile development. However, it's not certain if Scrum can actually be considered agile. Read More.


5 Ways Scrum Leaders Drive Astoundingly Successful Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Product owners, tech leads, and scrum masters are three common roles you find on scrum teams. I've written about their key responsibilities such as product owners prioritizing backlogs, tech leads overseeing estimating, and scrum masters ensuring team collaboration and cohesion.


A Masterclass in How to Navigate the Messy Connection Between Work and Value in Your Team

Speaker: Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org

In this talk, Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org, discusses the interesting, messy connection between work and value. He outlines how changes to the Scrum Guide have shone a spotlight on the challenge that many teams face when delivering more value.

What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 15th episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke focuses on the modernized role of the scrum master. . Ten years ago, scrum masters were the experts on agile methodologies and charged to coach teams through the process.


How to Become a Master Scrum Master

Information Week

Great scrum masters are both leaders and facilitators. Becoming a top scrum master requires balancing both agile theory knowledge and people skills


5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you considering getting formally trained or certified in agile methodologies or scrum? Are you looking to become a certified scrum master, or maybe get trained in an agile framework such as SAFe or LeSS, or specialize in agile transformation with classes like StarCIO Agile Planning?


SCRUM vs. KanBan

IT Toolbox

I had an interesting conversation today with the Director of SW Engineering I work with. He was relating some meetings he was in where various corporate IT leaders were discussing agile methodologies and how to standardize them across the company. It seems that we have two flavors of what can loosely be called "agile" development going on. The first type was being


Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 1

IT Toolbox

I've been writing about the process of shifting from a "semi'-agile" development model into a more formal scrum process. So for most people who deal with scrum based methodologies, I think my perspective is a little bit unique. I'm a product manager/product owner. I attend the daily stand up just like everyone else. Of course, anyone who has questions about


Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 2

IT Toolbox

As my organization transitions farther into the process of adopting agile scrum for our software development, I'm learning more and more about what keeps a Product Owner busy! Yesterday I wrote about grooming the backlog and prioritizing all the stories. But there's a big piece that I missed. Stories tend to multiply. So at any given


Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

To do this, you've learned a wide variety of techniques and methodologies - SCRUM, Kanban, TDD, DevOps, self-organized teams, and much more.

Adopting Agile Scrum - is change & hard work

IT Toolbox

In my work week, this has meant a change to Agile Scrum as a development methodology. With a change of leadership comes many other changes. And along with that comes a number of learnings that are worth repeating here on my blog. Agile isn't entirely new. Our approach before this had been semi-agile. We used some principles of Agile software development


Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 3

IT Toolbox

Behind the scenes, out of view from the rest of the scrum team, the product owner is busily slaving away to get stories ready for a sprint. It's a lot of work that not a lot of people get to see. We call it "grooming the backlog". I've already written about ranking and prioritizing as well as how stories tend to multiply and generally complicate the whole


Scrum Transition Journal: This pace is brutal!

IT Toolbox

So we’re moving to an Agile scrum process. This is a dream-come-true for the development team. But it’s a decent sized change that is going to take some getting used to. I’m not complaining. But I am painfully aware of some of the impacts on me as a product manager. One of the first things that I have noticed is that the cadence is


How to close a sprint in Jira

Tech Republic

If you're new to scrum on Jira, you might be curious as to how to close a sprint. Project Management Software backlog Jira scrum sprintJack Wallen has the details. The post How to close a sprint in Jira appeared first on TechRepublic.


Agile Marketing Based on Analytical Data Insights: Improving Scrum Tactics in Brand Outreach

Eric D. Brown

Agile management and scrum-style techniques have long been accepted in fields of technology development, but have been increasingly adopted outside the tech industry over the years. The issue is how to introduce scrum-style strategies while also making use of “ Big Data ” analytics to ensure the best possible decisions are made. Improved Scrum Marketing Management through Smart Use of Data. The Scrum Master might even devote some time to reviewing the data logs.


Scrum Transition Journal: Part time is out of luck

IT Toolbox

Agile scrum teams are really designed to be full time commitments for all the parties involved. As we round in to the end of our first sprint, I'm learning a really hard lesson. Part time is out of luck. I wish it was otherwise. But I'm finding myself in the vice of multiple number 1 priorities. It works best when everyone


The scrum master role explained

ComputerWorld IT Management

Watch this snappy instructional video to understand how a scrum master can help a team learn agile development and follow a scrum process to develop new applications


On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

Scrum. Agile at scale Application Development DevOps SaFE Scrum XP agile software development water-agile-fallThis year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey. For the 2017 study we've added a few more questions in areas that we see organizations are struggling with.

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The Scrum Guide 2020 Aims For Focus And Inclusivity But Might Scare Designers Away

Forrester's Customer Insights

I attended the 2020 Scrum guide update event that also celebrated its 25th anniversary.


Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? You might be tempted to do away with meeting notes as a relic of the past. In fact, if you have a small collocated team that has a long tenure working together, then I agree that it might be overkill to. about me agile planning big data enterprise 2.0


No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

No Scrum Master? How should Enterprises fill the Scrum Master Role? I field this question very often and especially from members of technology organizations where agile and scrum in particular is being introduced top down from Management. Ive blogged a bit on Product Owners in the Enterprise and Why Project Managers are still needed , but what about Scrum Masters? Note: Scrum of scrums really works for this scenario!). No Scrum Master?


Agile vs. Waterfall: Which Should A CIO Choose?

The Accidental Successful CIO

User experience experts work with a Scrum master, client, product team, and other key stakeholders to determine what the product should look like and all of the other desired elements. Which software development methodology is best? Image Credit: Silver Blu3.

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Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. My colleagues and I from BusinessWeek gave a presentation last week covering our agile planning and development process and ended with an intro to SCRUM by @silviogalea. Roughly the same time, @jurgenappelo posted an excellent, easy to follow slideshare on The Zen of SCRUM 1.0. Ideally the product owner or the Scrum Master. Scrum Process Reply Delete Add comment Load more. Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies.


The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

Scrum. Agile Application Development DevOps Insurance Scrum agile software development banking continuous delivery continuous integration digital disruption digital innovation financial services waterfallThe race to digital is heating up in financial services (FS) organizations; increasingly, the engine making this happen is Agile. Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital.

How Agile Delivery Managers Collaborate with Product Managers and Drive DevOps Standards

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile and Scrum teams work with product owners to define requirements and prioritize backlogs, then have the team/tech leads that guide them from commitment to done every sprint and release.


Agile 2: A New Hope


Contributors Featured Technology & IT agile development kanban scrumOn February 11-13, 2001, a group of senior programmers, project managers, and technical analysts met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah.

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How Agile Planning can Boost Digital Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

"We're practicing scrum, scaling agile, but not seeing the benefits we were expecting," is a comment I hear all too often. The simple answer is, following scrum ceremonies and focusing on scaling rituals isn't going to achieve agile mindsets, culture, and transformation.

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The Scrum Master - A role or responsibility?

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a recent industry event for publishers, I sat at a table with a number of agile development leaders and we discussed the ScrumMaster role. Do you have a dedicated ScrumMaster? For the most part, the answer came back as a ‘no’ for a number of philosophical and funding reasons. Agile practitioners love to talk about roles and responsibilities. You need a product owner, largely responsible for. agile software development project management software development


Why Define Your WoW! Agile, DevOps, Product Management Way of Working

Social, Agile and Transformation

Can the scrum masters lead agile backlogs the way that worked for them at one of their previous jobs? I ask this question to agile leaders working with five or more teams: What boundaries and empowerments do you set for your self-organizing teams? .

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Agile Transformation Everywhere! - Winning over Stakeholders

Social, Agile and Transformation

Now there are books, frameworks, and tools to help agile product owners, scrum masters, and leads, including StarCIO Agile Planner, but there are limited resources for stakeholders. One of my favorite workshops that I do is called Agile for Stakeholders.

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Benchmarks for Healthy Agile Planning that gets User Stories Written and Estimated

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile practices, and scrum in particular are really strong at prescribing steps to go from sprint start to end. Teams practicing scrum will usually have a commitment meeting at the start of the sprint to decide the scope of work they aim to complete and daily standups during the sprint to discuss status and blocks.


Five Reasons Your Agile Practices Fail to Deliver Results

Social, Agile and Transformation

We can call many processes "agile," and teams can claim that they are practicing scrum. Let's call a spade a spade. Still, there are sizable steps going from following basic agile ceremonies to agile methodologies or cultures. Specifically, teams are not agile if all they are doing is.

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Tim Cook Skillfully Avoids the M-Word When Discussing Apple's Metaverse Plans

GizModo VR

Deafening chatter about the theoretical hellscape that is the metaverse has seemingly encouraged every exec to give their take, but notably missing from the scrum is a certain Cupertino-based company.


Leading a self-organizing team

I'm not lost, I'm wondering

So, if the Scrum Master doesn’t have the authority, and the Product Owner doesn’t have the expertise, whose job is it to build a better Scrum team? In traditional agile frameworks, from Scrum to SAFe to Kanban, the answer is that the team itself is responsible for continuous improvement. That’s not the way people work. Andy Whitehouse – Leading a self-organizing team. Pound of Obscure


Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. Some will also try to think through every edge case to ensure that designs are fully future-proofed. This is an unrealistic proposition for most teams and people. There's too many unknowns, too much complexity, and businesses do.

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Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I talk to leaders and teams about agile and scrum, they get the basics right away - sprint length, stand ups, commitments, getting to done, and basic backlog management. Who should be the scrum master? If you are using a coach, Id recommend using them as a Scrum Master on this team. Reply Delete sorna 7:25 AM Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again Scrum Process Reply Delete Add comment Load more. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. A big part of this collaboration occurs in both.

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What Drives Agile Teams to Become Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Organizations looking to transform need to go beyond scrum practices and improving IT project execution. Last week I moderated a panel at nGage's Enterprise Transformation Exchange on Developing an Agile IT Organization: Concepts, Culture and Concerns. The message from panelists was clear.

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Balancing Speed in Agile

IT Toolbox

Recently I discussed the difference between SCRUM and Kanban based agile software development. I’m guessing that some out there think that one of these methods might be better than the other. I can imagine that someone might think that whichever produces the fastest release rate or hits some target cycle. Hang on just a minute. That’s a false value. Faster is not

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Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Ive been asked lately about the role of project managers on agile or SCRUM teams. Some specifics: Scrum and agile are very team and inward facing. Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Thursday, March 26, 2009.

New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

Today, less than one hundred days into this position, we have Scrum running in three programs and Kanban. Many readers of Social, Agile, and Transformation know that I''ve recently started a new position as Global CIO of Greenwich Associates. When I came in, I committed to the team that we would rapidly adopt Agile Development and Agile Planning practices in order for us to fulfill our goals.

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