How To Hire Scrum For Your Startup


We use SCRUM. SCRUM. Moreover, scrum and agile aren’t the same thing. The first and foremost shelf of the scrum framework is the product backlog. Once you are done with your sprint backlog and you have two weeks to complete it, you will have to start to build up the product, and for the development, you need a scrum team (8-10 people max). Now that all of this is set, who is going to manage the scrum team? And here comes the role of scrum master.


3 Versatile roles of a Scrum Master

The Startup Magazine

The scrum and agile practices help in achieving the organization’s objectives. A scrum master plays a unique role in an organization. He/she facilitates agility and lets the team organize itself and adapt quickly by following the agile and scrum principles. A few Scrum Master characteristics are: For the Product owner. A scrum master: Coaches and mentors the team on agile practices and techniques.


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Does Scrum Apply To All Types Of Projects?

The Startup Magazine

It’s a regular question googled in relation to the adaption of scrum methodology, and still people are confused whether to implement it in their projects. All of us know in software companies that scrum is the most significant agile methodology for handling software projects. Scrum is a framework that can have a transforming power. Scrum is a lightweight agile process framework used primarily for managing software development. When Scrum can be followed.


Book Short: Scrum ptious


Book Short: Scrum ptious . I just finished reading Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time , by Jeff Sutherland and JJ Sutherland. Sutherland gets credit for creating the agile framework and bringing the concept scrum to software development over 20 years ago. Books Return Path Strategy Agile Fibonacci return path Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Theodore Roosevelt


What do you need to become a scrum master?

The Startup Magazine

What is Scrum? Scrum is a framework that is used by software development teams to address complex problems while delivering products of the highest value. Scrum is the most popular subset of the Agile methodology and is used by seventy percent of software teams around the world for project management. Scrum is a lightweight project management technique that generally begins with a project backlog. What does the Scrum Master do?


Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing


Before we dive into the marketing applications, however, let’s briefly cover what scrum is and how it came to be. An Introduction to Scrum and Agile Development. Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.” sourced from the Scrum Guide. Developed in the early 90’s by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber , Scrum is: Lightweight. The Scrum framework is made up of Scrum Teams and their associated roles, events, artifacts, and rules.


Dual-Track Scrum


Which is why I'm a big advocate for what is sometimes referred to as Dual-Track Scrum. Jeff Patton first shared with me the term "Dual-Track Scrum" and I prefer this term because it better captures the parallel nature of Discovery and Delivery. Another reason I like the Dual-Track Scrum metaphor is that I find many people essentially doing little mini-waterfalls within their Scrum framework. Lean UX and Dual-Track Scrum are made for each other.


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Why You Should Consider Agile As Your Next Career Move


Today, the application of Scaled Agile framework, Kansan, as well as Scrum has ensured improved productivity in software development in line with world-class project management techniques. Agile and Scrum are the best practices that have continued to transform work processes across different sectors and platforms in multiple industries across the globe. With the introduction and intervention of Scrum, more professionals are leveraging increasingly on Agile.

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Three Methodologies That Help Businesses Stay Creative


Scrum methodology. Scrum was developed for the software world since it is all about adapting to altering parameters and productivity. Professionalisms agile methodology project management scrum methodology Waterfall methodologyby Lewis Robinson. Projects in business come in various sizes and shapes ranging from small, extremely-focused jobs demanding only a few tasks, to complex, multi-faceted work requiring input from every member of the staff.


5 Effective Tips For Sprint Planning Meetings

The Startup Magazine

The Sprint meeting must be facilitated by the Scrum Master and clarifications about the product backlog items must be provided by a Product Owner. The Product Owner and Scrum Master must work together with the Agile Team towards achieving the sprint commitment. This meeting should be held between the Product Owner and the Scrum Master; other team members should only be briefed to prepare them for the Sprint.


How To Build A Career In Agile Software Development


This has caused a need for Agile professionals within the IT sector who understand the principles and methodology behind this concepts of Scaled Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean. How are Scrum and Agile Causing a Huge Impact? What Benefits Do Teams Get From Scrum and Agile?

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5 Types Of Business Strategies To Consider Before Opening Up Shop


Scrum. If you’re in software development, you’ve likely heard of the Scrum method. Containing only a few simple steps, Scrum is an easy-to-follow system that can be scaled to businesses of all sizes and industries.


Managing a remote team? We've got the right project management techniques for you

Transformify - Recruiting

1- Scrum: Scrum is an agile project management methodology with a focus on delivering products as fast as possible. A scrum team is a small group of (no more than 9) cross-functional professionals that are responsible for the project as a whole.


Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile


Many project management frameworks are rooted in agile, such as scrum, kanban, lean, and extreme programming (XP). Agile methodology typically breaks projects down into smaller increments to be worked on in short time frames (“sprints,” if you’re using scrum). A recent study by the Scrum Alliance revealed that 36 percent of organizations with active Scrum projects use agile methodology outside of their IT departments.

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In a tech startup, how to improve the quality of your product

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

Planning Poker is a technique recommended as part of the broader SCRUM software development framework. If you are not using SCRUM, I highly recommend using it as your baseline. To help developers remember everything that needs to be done during the development of a feature, make sure you have a well defined Definition of Done (another SCRUM concept). In doubt, implement SCRUM as closely as soon you can for a good baseline


Minimum Viable Persona – Get To Know Your Customers All Over Again


by Andrea Fryrear, author of “ Mastering Marketing Agility “ The profound transformations in the world over the past 3 months have led to a radical and rapid fire transformation of consumers’ preferences and needs.

The Five Apps You Should be using with MS Teams

The Startup Magazine

Agile Scrum daily meetings have become a commonplace solution for development teams to hit and exceed targets. One Teams app in particular can be a godsend to teams forced into adopting remote work as standard and still maintain a working scrum methodology.

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5 Agile Practices That Are Fueling Marketing Teams


While software developers prefer more prescriptive methods, like Scrum , marketers borrow heavily from the Kanban framework. The most recent stats show that 47% of marketers are using a hybrid approach, and only 14% actually use pure Scrum.

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Two Business Tools That Boost Your Marketing Efforts 


To do lists, Scrum tools, power bi and many more tools , which can optimize processes and ultimately create the most productive and efficient company that will generate growth for your company.


Process Police


And one of the reasons I advocate for Scrum is that as a process it values this role of project manager as “impediment remover” (known as the Scrum Master role). You can generally spot the situation because software development moves very slowly, and the team tends to view the project manager (or Scrum Master) as an obstacle rather than an obstacle remover. Readers of my book and articles know how much I value a strong project manager.


How to avoid “death by meeting.”


The concept of a scrum is a good one to use in many cases of immediate need to coordinate a working group. Scrums are effective and should be short, scheduled, and supervised. Imagine yourself with a calendar requiring you to be in six meetings in a day. Day after day. How long would it take to induce you to rethink your use of time – and that of the others sitting (or standing) beside you?


[Interview] Michael K. Levine, Author Of “People Over Process: Leadership for Agility”


Like the others, it grew out of seeing problems in practice, this time the problems of mistakenly thinking that implementing scrum is the same as become agile. They taught leadership, not just scrum. Are you saying there’s no place for scrum, for instance? I still love and use scrum widely. We all want our teams to work as effectively as they can.

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Learn Corporate Communication Tricks In Slack


It is also convenient if you wish to manage remote team meetings or improve your Scrum productivity at any stage. The world of corporate communication is increasingly moving online. People communicate in social networks, write each other emails or connect via video-calls. When it comes to everyday communication in large or small companies, it is necessary to wisely organize it using all sorts of chat rooms for team communication. Slack holds a remarkable place among them.


My new book: Farm Don’t Hunt

Guy Nirpaz

It is written in similar style to the Scrum book I’ve used to learn how to become a successful engineering leader. This book is based on the Scrum book that impacted my life significantly as an engineer. I am very proud to share more on the publication of my new book, Far m Don’t Hunt: The Definitive Guide to Customer Success. I’ve written this book as a very practical guide to business and team leaders who deal with Customer Success.


The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

Scrum boards went up detailing everything they needed to accomplish by Friday afternoon. Scrum boards are a huge success for kid teams. While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?” ” Hawken School has now given us an answer.

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Make sure you have discipline and flair in your startup

The Equity Kicker

I’m only up to episode 5 of the first series (late convert) but already Erlich has saved the day with an off-the-cuff speech to a key investor about the company’s vision and Jared has implemented a scrum development process without which they would have missed a key deadline. Running a startup requires flair and discipline. Flair gives you the big vision, a great story, the ability to close big deals, to woo employees and to get great press.


How To Work Better with Your Co-Founder


At my last startup we eventually started using a process called "scrum," which is basically a framework for managing agile engineering projects. However, one of the great things about scrum is that you are always estimating forward the amount of work remaining in a given task. In scrum, however, after the first day you would say, "How much time do I think it will take to finish this widget?" I'm a huge fan of scrum and would encourage any startup to explore it.


The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

Scrum boards went up detailing everything they needed to accomplish by Friday afternoon. Scrum boards are a huge success for kid teams. While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation , the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?” ” Hawken School has now given us an answer.

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Continuous Discovery


With the continuous discovery and delivery trends, many teams are finding that Scrum as a process can be limiting, and that Kanban tends to fit this continuous discovery and delivery model better. Even short of moving to Kanban, I have found many Scrum teams that have adapted Scrum in a Kanban direction for exactly this reason. In this case, they are mainly using the time-boxing of Scrum as a way to structure work and encourage a frequent retrospective.


Episode 13: How to Solve Problems in Your Business, Human Resources, and #Zappos | The Bcast

Up and Running

In this episode, Peter and Jonathan discuss Kaizen, Kanban, and Scrum methodology and how they can be applied to small businesses. Atlassian: A Brief Introduction to Scrum. Forbes: Scrum is a Major Management Discovery . Peter: The third word we’ve got in our funny words list, we’ve talked about Kanban, we’ve talked about Kanzen and now we got Scrum. Scrum is more of a process, an application of process. You do Scrum every week.


Requirements Are Not


I much prefer Agile methods like Scrum over Waterfall because of how much less weight is given to “requirements” in Scrum. I’m not the first person to come to this conclusion, but over the years, I’ve really come to dislike the entire concept of a “requirement.” ” I’ve learned that so many things that look like “requirements” really are just a perception, or assumption, or an illusion.


Product Manager vs. Product Owner Revisited


But just as learning Scrum or Kanban doesn’t teach a developer how to actually craft scalable software, it doesn't teach a product manager how to actually lead a product. Five years ago I wrote an article arguing that it is essential that the product manager is also the product owner.

Project Manager


Required Education/Certifications: • Project Management Professional Certification (Certified Scrum Master a strong plus). Looking for a remote job? Then this job may be just right for you. We are looking for a Project Manager experienced in managing remote teams and virtual projects to join our virtual team. You’ll have worked with waterfall and agile project management methodologies. You’ll know the strengths and limitations of each approach.

Escaping the Design Trap in Agile Marketing

crowdSPRING Blog

As Marketer Gizmo explains : When they hear the phrase “agile marketing,” most people think of the Scrum methodology. Featuring sprints, daily standup meetings, and a public “to-do” list known as the Backlog, Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for implementing departmental agility. The goal of Scrum is to provide a framework that creates a culture of transparency, inspection, and adaptation while making it easier for team members to produce consistently great products.

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Stop Starting, Start Finishing with Agile


It is executed through practices of Kanban , Scrum, XP. The competitive, oversaturated market pushes companies to seek better ways to manage workload and optimize the working process to strive for continuous improvement and client satisfaction.

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Why Your Company’s Team Building Weekends Fail (And How To Make Them Successful)


A good model to follow here is the SCRUM methodology. Somewhere in the world this afternoon, a group of office mates are strapping on safety equipment and preparing to scale the side of a cliff together. In another city, another group of mates is engaged in a retreat designed to foster their sense of teamwork. Late into the wee hours in another city, six men who usually compete in the office are focused on collaboration to on build a robot. What do they all have in common?


The Search For Product Market Fit

Seeing Both Sides

After running through a series of slides reviewing modern product management techniques and the search for product-market fit (drawing from leading thinkers and a class I teach at Harvard B-School ), I had the students break up into teams of 8 to create scrums to address a strategic question: if you led product management at Blackberry, what features would you prioritize in the new Blackberry 10? I had never tried a spontaneous scrum like this before and it was great fun.


Time-Boxing Product Discovery


In my last article I talked about one technique for applying Scrum concepts to product discovery – the opportunity backlog. This is at the heart of Scrum as a method, and is especially well suited to delivery because of our critical need to have frequent, consistent release vehicles. This model of working is often referred to as dual-track Scrum.

Advice on changing organisational culture

The Equity Kicker

That’s why single-fix changes, such as the introduction of teams, or Lean, or Agile, or Scrum, or knowledge management, or some new process, may appear to make progress for a while, but eventually the interlocking elements of the organizational culture take over and the change is inexorably drawn back into the existing organizational culture. I’ve written a lot in the past about how smart entrepreneurs harness company culture as a tool to drive success.


Values Build Startup Culture: A Founder’s Take on Getting Started

View from Seed

We keep ourselves accountable to those goals through company progress dashboards, Scrum, etc. This is a guest post from Ben Rubin , co-founder and CEO of Change Collective , which offers courses for behavior change with world-class experts. For seed-stage startups, when resources are tight, trying to consciously build startup culture can feel wasteful. Below, Ben makes the case for why defining values is actually a worthwhile exercise, and he outlines his startup’s approach.

The Digital Transformation Is Affordable For SMBs: Where To Start In Your Digital Strategy


As a dynamic business leader and a Certified Scrum Master, Humberto leads a team of highly skilled software engineers and developers as CEO and co-founder at Concepta , providing tailored web and mobile applications to small-to-medium enterprises. by Humberto Farias, CEO and co-founder at Concepta. The digital revolution is disrupting the traditional business model for small and medium businesses (SMBs).


Factors in Structuring a Product Organization


You see it when a Scrum team is frustrated because they have multiple product owners to deal with, or when product managers have to constantly fight for resources that keep disappearing. Notes: - This entire discussion relates strongly to the dedicated team model (see [link] ) and also to the development process the team is using (especially true with Scrum).