#11 Scrum Guide 2020 Discussed with four Professional Scrum Trainers

On November 18th 2020, a fully rewritten Scrum Guide was released to the world, bringing many updates to the description of the Scrum Framework. The guide is leaner, less prescriptive, and more clear. Scrum Facilitators Jasper Alblas & Sjoerd Kranendonk join Scrum Coaches Andy Hiles & Steve Trapps for an informal chat about the changes. […]

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Why the Sprint Goal is not an artifact in Scrum
Sprint Goal in red letters on white post it note, on a wooden wall with other post it notes around it

After reading fellow PST Piyush’s blog on the Sprint Goal and why he believes it is not defined as an artifact, I shared my own insights in a comment. Re-reading my own words, they seem potentially valuable as a seperate publication. So below is that comment, as a Blog. The Sprint Goal is not an […]

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The art of re-estimating undone work in Scrum

There is an art to dealing with undone work in Scrum. Many questions that pop up in Scrum Teams with undone work relate to estimation: “Should we re-estimate undone work in Scrum?”  “If we do, how do we get credit for the work done previously?  “If we don’t how do we account for new insights […]

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Is Scrum hurting your agility?
how did this even happen - two batons one runner

By Chris Lukassen & Sjoerd Kranendonk By now, most organisations are using Scrum, however, many of them feel like the agility of their organisation has degraded, and they might be right! Often, using Scrum starts out as a way to improve development efforts coordinated within an IT division or department, but that is not the […]

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Simplifying CapEx & OpEx in Scrum
blue mouse, coffe mug and black pen on top of financial administration

A really simple approach to CapEx & OpEx financial accounting with Scrum. Why is this needed? The apparent mismatch between standard financial accounting practices and agile ways of working. Specifically CapEx and OpEx accounting, which is often a very important practice in (larger) organizations. This distinction seems to be at odds with having a more […]

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