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.


How to Solve Problems in Your Business: Kanban, Kaizen and Scrum

Up and Running

Scrum: a flexible way to manage product development. Finally, let’s take a look at the increasingly popular problem-solving method—especially in the technology sector—known as scrum. So what does scrum look like in the modern workplace?


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.


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.


Learn how to earn a six-figure salary as an Agile and Scrum Project expert for under $30

The Next Web

You can uncover how to become one of those fully-trained and certified Agile (and its popular Scrum framework) masters with this Agile and Scrum Project Management Certification Bundle.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 . Scrum is more of a process, an application of process.


Are Agile Innovation Methods Right for Your Team?

The Startup Magazine

This means the holding of daily scrum meetings and the ability of all involved employees to talk about barriers and discuss status, as well as input from the product owner. Developing successful agile innovation methods can drive companies to great new heights.

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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.

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Advice on changing organisational culture

The Equity Kicker

I’ve written a lot in the past about how smart entrepreneurs harness company culture as a tool to drive success. Most of that work has centred around being clear on vision, mission and values and it’s never too early for founders start thinking about these things.


Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Or if you want to go back to 2004 and 2005 when I was really learning about Agile, well before it had become a household name, you could read my posts Agile Software Development with SCRUM or Do You Develop Software For A Living? – Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million.

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.

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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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.


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.

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Should Your Startup Be an Agile Company

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Most startups are tiny which makes them perfectly suitable for the agile approach, even if we’re talking Scrum which (recommends) limits the number of team members to 9.

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7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

The result is a combination of design thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile Scrum, and Ignacio’s innovation team includes 25 coaches who train employees in PACE best practices. Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co.

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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.


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.


The Search For Product Market Fit

Seeing Both Sides

I had never tried a spontaneous scrum like this before and it was great fun. I continue to be fascinated with the changing art of product management. This week, I taught a class at on the topic.


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.

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.


How Managed Hosting Helps Get Startups Off The Ground


He’s also a certified Scrum Product Owner, ITIL Foundation Certified and a practitioner of Pragmatic Marketing and Journey Mapping. By Alan Glazer, Senior Product Manager at Hostway Services, Inc. Startups in every industry have their work cut out for them.

Lightspeed is growing our Consumer Investing team

Lightspeed Venture Partners

His nickname is Tank and I wouldn’t have minded having him as a teammate in my rugby playing days either, holding me up in the scrum! I joined Lightspeed ten years ago. It’s been an amazing ride.


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.

Engauge has a new Atlanta office

Jeff Hilimire

Lots of break-out areas and scrum bars. Ok, so I didn’t know what a scrum bar was before we had them (see below). I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new Engauge office in Atlanta. An office environment is incredibly important to the culture of a company.

Top Disaster Recovery Challenges And How To Address Them


He’s also a certified Scrum Product Owner, ITIL Foundation Certified and a practitioner of Pragmatic Marketing and Journey Mapping. By Alan Glazer, Senior Product Manager at Hostway Services, Inc.


Case Study: Lean UX at work

Startup Lessons Learned

Levels of Agile adoption span the full spectrum across our 6 Scrum teams. The role of scrum master has become less relevant as each team member owns their own accountability. This article is a guest post by Jeff Gothelf, Director of User Experience at TheLadders in New York City.

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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).


Discovery Coaches


For many years, as teams move to Agile methods (they usually start with Scrum), many companies decide to contract with or hire an Agile Coach. In my last article on Discovery Sprints I mentioned the concept of Discovery Coaches and several people asked me about that, so I thought I’d describe more about what this role is and when it’s helpful.

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[Review] Social Marketology


Let me now highlight some of the book’s salient concepts: Managing the Team : Similar to “herding cats”, social media units can be managed like “scrum teams” where work is broken into small chunks with specific tasks assigned and monitored daily.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


A great post , Joe Little starts with acknowledging that Scrum and Agile proponents often downplay upfront planning. I've done four Free CTO Consulting Sessions in the past month with startup founders who all had run into variations of the same problem.

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Sprint Like An Egyptian: A Tech Entrepreneurship Revolution in Alexandria


English has become the lingua franca for doing business, while the technical jargon is as familiar (or cryptic) in Alexandria as in Mountain View: Scrum, sprints, Git, Cassandra, Hadoop.

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Managing Risk and Improving Efficiency of the Supply Chain

Up and Running

See Also: How to Solve Problems in Your Business: Kanban, Kaizen, and Scrum. As a new startup, you’re likely well aware of how inventory costs money and how those costs can quickly add up the longer you go without orders.

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

crowdSPRING Blog

Luckily, we have found a way to make sure no team member has to work unnatural hours for our daily scrums. I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups.

Tale of Two Valleys: LA and the Bay Area from an Investor’s Perspective

Mucker Lab

In the same vein, because not as many entrepreneurs in Los Angeles worked at companies like Google or Facebook, a lot of them have not really gotten the training they need to properly communicate requirements, run a scrum, or conduct A/B testing. Almost 30 years ago, my father decided to uproot the entire family from Taiwan to the United States so that his academically “inconsistent” son could have an education tolerant and perhaps even encouraging of his idiosyncrasies.

Vision Pivots vs. Discovery Pivots


from Scrum to Kanban), or a "pivot" of a dedicated product team to work on something else (I guess this is supposed to make the team feel better about the new assignment, because pivots are something cool teams do). The term "pivot" is probably one of the most overused and abused terms in today's product teams. If you're not familiar with the concept, see Your Business Plan Is Wrong. As I work with different teams I find the term used in so many different ways.


Big Bang Releases


Scrum teams can actually be forced into Big Bang releases too. What is a “Big Bang” release? This is when a team works for several months on a project with the intention of pushing it live in one big product creation event. Note that Big Bang is not necessarily the same as Waterfall, but it is an all too common consequence of Waterfall. But it’s not limited to Waterfall. Why is this a problem? Because it almost never goes well.