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Why are Sprint Goals so important? imagine you’re a football team and you’re out on the field and you have no idea why you’re there. So, you look around and you just start running and somebody throws a ball and every once in a while you hear some cheering from the fans and you go…

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If you’re reading this, clearly you wanna be a successful Scrum master. Here are four recommendations I can make on what to do to be great at it. First: we need to master Scrum. Take the words “Scrum Master” literally. a Scrum Master knows their stuff, but let’s avoid being a jerk about it. Avoid…

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What does it take to get started with the Definition of Done? This is a common question coming from new and even experienced Scrum teams. For something to be usable, we must define the quality standard our stakeholders need for a solution to be considered “usable”. If it’s not done, it’s not usable. It all…

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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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A lot of people are trying to do agile without being agile. But what does that mean and why should you care? In this video Jeff Maleski, Managing Advisor at Responsive Advisors and Professional Scrum Trainer, talks about the dollars and cents of maximizing value and responding quickly to change.

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Have you always wondered about the difference between agile and Scrum? You’re not alone, these words are commonly interchanged for one another but they are not the same thing at all. Check out this video blog by me, Robb Pieper, Professional Scrum Trainer (Scrum.org) and CEO of Responsive Advisors. For upcoming Professional Scrum courses in…

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Ever wonder how to get your first Scrum Master job with little to no experience? It’s a question I often get in my Professional Scrum classes. In this video blog, I’ll walk you through the ways to approach getting your first Scrum Master jobs, some places to look to get one, and also how you can quickly gain experience…

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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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