Becoming agile is about more than just Jira and Scrum. To be a successful company, the entire organization must play their part. But how? An agile executive would know. In this Lunch and Learn, Robb Pieper, CEO of Responsive Advisors will discuss areas affected by the agile delivery with some general solutions to common problems…

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Templates and Canvases are a dime a dozen for no small reason then that there is no best practice for how to do many things. Instead of getting burdened down with a prescriptive formula, I want to discuss things to consider to keep your Epic template minimal but sufficient. Firstly, do you truly need one?…

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Scrum is a simple framework that can quickly come apart if even one part of the framework is not being properly implemented. As a Professional Scrum Trainer for almost ten years and founder of Responsive Advisors, I have seen many agile teams and companies struggle to maximize the benefit from Scrum for many reasons. In…

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Research suggests that reaching true mastery of a field requires 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. What exactly is needed to grow passion and perseverance to endure such an effort? Growing a “learning organization” is a common goal for many companies, but how do you foster an environment and culture to grow a “learning organization”? Jeff…

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what is a scrum master

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Though simple in concept, Scrum is difficult to master without a dedicated individual focused on removing impediments and educating the team.

Enter: the Scrum Master. A Scrum Master helps guide the Scrum Team and organization as a whole to accomplish the overall goal and reveal any roadblocks that could delay the process. Without a doubt, they are essential to the Scrum team’s success, but what exactly are they all about?

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If you can hear this, you are the resistance. I’m going to make a bold statement. Traditional development is dead in the software industry, but it just doesn’t know it yet. A rebellion was started long ago, and we’ve been fighting a decades-long war against the Waterfall Imperial Army. A line was finally drawn in…

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Does a Scrum Master really need technical business knowledge? If you’re trying to break in the world of Scrum, you might be asking yourself: Does a Scrum Master really need technical knowledge? Do they need business knowledge? I’m here to set the record straight. it’s really common for a Scrum Master to come from a…

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In the software community, I hear often that “agile is a mindset” or “agile is a way of delivering software in iterations.” I think a bigger point is often missed. Before I address the missing point,  let me first begin by sharing a little bit about organizations that are no longer agile and why. Like…

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The Agile Umbrella Since the birth of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, there has much buzz around being agile. Whether you’re a 100-year-old company or a newly formed startup, agility is a force to be reckoned with. Agile is a way of thinking that enables teams and organizations to innovate, quickly respond to changing demand, while mitigating…

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