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5 things I learned teaching Scrum to Millennials

I recently had the pleasure of conducting Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Foundations workshop to a group of students at the nonprofit job-training program, Year Up, in Boston. Teaching this group of millennials -- motivated, talented young adults from low-income background -- was an illuminating experience that ended up teaching me something about being a Scrum trainer as well as the future of software development.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Why Product Owner Needs Power

In Scrum, the Product Owner is an entrepreneur and the mini-CEO of a product, who is able to make fast decisions. The success of the Scrum Team and company as a whole depends on whether the Product Owner is real.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Evolution of the Product Owner

What is a good Product Owner and am I the right person to fill in this role? If you have ever struggled with this question, you should propably keep reading.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Tips for Playing Planning Poker

Planning Poker® can be confusing to those who are just getting started with it. Here are some tips and hints to help.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Top Challenges for Product Owners

Product owners routinely face difficult challenges as they handle complex projects, which can vary widely depending on the product life cycle and its time line. Below are common challenges and strategies for handling them.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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4 Questions to Ask When You Want to Modify Scrum

I hear it all the time. Whether it is a consulting engagement or in a Professional Scrum Course, the desire to modify Scrum comes up frequently.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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8 Essential Tips for Working with User Stories

User stories are one of the best Agile techniques used to capture a customer’s need and the product functionality. User stories typically follow a simple template: As a [type of user], I want [some goal] so that [some reason].
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Team Transformation Model

I propose a team transformation model based on a principle of clear rules and goals. The team goes through the transformation via invitation and ongoing engagement. The transformation can be carried out in two mandatory phases, with an optional third phase. Phases are considered complete based on a set of criteria.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Coaching Agile Leaders

Coaching Agile leaders is a formidable task, intended to guide individuals and teams toward a culture shift, inclusive of everyone and contributing to a value-driven outcome.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Spikes in Scrum

There has been a lot of controversy related to spikes in Scrum literature. Though the basic ideas are similar, I’ve seen several different approaches related to details and how a Scrum team should handle spikes. What I am going to share here is what I have experienced, which has provided great results with different projects and teams.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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