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Scrum Without a ScrumMaster

Scrum Without a ScrumMaster

Can a team function on its own, without a ScrumMaster?

Baked-in Virtues versus the Zombie Apocalypse

Baked-in Virtues versus the Zombie Apocalypse

What I'd like to do in this article is take a moment to step back, appreciate, and even enjoy a repeated observation that, to me, is much like watching a movie about the zombie apocalypse. . . .

Tips to Conduct Effective Joint Product Backlog Refinement Meetings in a Scaled Way

Tips to Conduct Effective Joint Product Backlog Refinement Meetings in a Scaled Way

Product backlog refinement helps keep the upcoming backlog items discussed in detail and lined up for future sprints. This will improve the rhythm of the Scrum team. . . .

7 Mistakes During the Daily Stand-up Meeting

7 Mistakes During the Daily Stand-up Meeting

A couple of days back, a team member from a different Scrum team was complaining in the Scrum of Scrums that the daily stand-up meeting was a waste of time. . . .

Retrospectives: Lessons-Learned Sessions by Another Name?

Retrospectives: Lessons-Learned Sessions by Another Name?

One of the most common comments I receive when coaching or training clients on Scrum is, "We already do retrospectives -- we just call them lessons-learned sessions." While this type of statement is undoubtedly a result of people attempting to make the unfamiliar familiar, it represents a lack of appreciation for how different retrospectives are. . . .

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