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The Basics: What is a Scrum Master?

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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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Three Dysfunctional Sprint Burn-Down Charts of Scrum Teams

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Why use a Sprint Burn-down chart? A Sprint burn-down chart is a great way for a team to measure their own progress in a Sprint. It helps to maintain a sustainable pace by visualizing progress. It helps to pay attention to finishing rather than starting work. And it helps produce team level transparency, much like…

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Agile vs Scrum: The Difference & How They Innovate

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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Three Questions In Your Daily Scrum That Aren’t Working

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Are you asking three questions in your Daily Scrum? Are you getting three good answers? Are you effectively measuring progress? As an agile consultant, I’ve witnessed many Scrum teams struggle to see the value of the Daily Scrum. When I hear this complaint I always ask how their typical Daily Scrum goes. The problem can…

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