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Surviving—and Thriving in—Your First Scrum Master Role

Elizabeth Lloyd shares her experience with her first Scrum project.

Scrum in Practice

Some hints on things to try when your team is falling short of doing Scrum well.

Strategies for generating creative and innovative ideas in Scrum Teams

This article analyzes how to maximize team creativity and how we as ScrumMasters or Agile Coaches could cultivate the creative potential of our teams for innovation purposes.
Like anything, creativity and innovation can flourish when implemented with the right tools.
This article explores the conditions in the work environment that helps to encourage team creativity, such as diversity among team members.
In addition, it describes team methods for promoting creativity, including techniques such as brainstorming and lateral thinking.

Written by: Francesco Attanasio

Tags: coaching

Metrics for a Scrum Team

Ten metrics to consider recording for your Scrum teams to analyze.

Large Scale Scrum - More with LeSS

Since 2005 we have worked with clients to apply the Scrum framework and scaling agile development to product groups involving from a few hundred to a few thousand people, in multiple sites. This is organized as Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) frameworks 1 and 2, summarized in this article, elaborated in our two-volume book series on very large-scale agile development, and the upcoming book Large-Scale Scrum.

Adding Lean to the Scrum Framework

Scrum is the most popular Agile framework today. Implementing Scrum with a Lean mindset can make Scrum even more effective.

Optimizing Value Using Measurable Goals

Some ideas on measuring our progress and meeting our goals.

Spikes in Scrum: The Exception, not the Rule

It may be necessary to Spike on the best persistence option, but the implementation of it should be wrapped into a Product Backlog Item.

Lean Coffee Continuous Retrospective Strategy

The Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less gathering that provides a framework for deep conversations and productive networking with colleagues. Participants collaborate to quickly identify their agenda.

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