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A bit of spooky fun this week. Instead of our normal show sharing our scrum successes and missteps, we give you three scary stories with an agile tinge to them. 100% fiction. 100% fun. Enjoy!----Sound effects and music courtesy of Daniel Gale Rosen, Mixkit.co (under the Mixkit Sound Effects Free License), and ZapSplat.com.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
A team with the best tools and smoothest processes won't deliver success if they aren't working together. In this episode, we discuss one of the core tenets of the Agile Manifesto: value Individuals and Interactions most. Learn how communication, caring, and clarity leads to project success.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Scrum doesn't have time for "that's not my job" silos. 100% clarity and collaboration delivers the best results. In this episode, we discuss what being T-shaped means, and how any member of a team can help unblock a colleague, regardless of specialization.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Team, team, team - we say all the time how Scrum focuses on the power of teams over individuals. Swarming - working together on a shared problem - is one example of how a Scrum team is stronger together.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Along with special guest Daniel Gale-Rosen, Alley's Director of Marketing, Ken and John unpack how Scrum's framework can be applied to marketing. Hear how Scrum makes the work to "make work visible" visible.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Call it a Sprint Review or a Sprint Demo, but this Scrum ritual is all about transparency and iteration. Join special guest Michael Muniz as he helps us unpack the benefits of regularly sharing what the team has accomplished.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
We say it every week: this show is about "practicing scrum in an agency environment." To kick it up a notch, we're also a fully remote agency. How does Scrum - a framework that advises teams to share the same physical space - work when team members can be a few miles, often a few timezones, apart? Listen and find out!----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
A good scrum master removes impediments for the team but a great scrum master removes impediments before the team is ever aware of them. Check out this episode where John and Ken share some stories and talk all things impediment removal. ----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
STOP — data time! On this episode, Alley's VP of Product Strategy and resident data aficionado, Jeff Stanger, shares tips and tricks on how to gather and analyze Scrum metrics for single teams as well as entire organizations running Scrum@Scale. Come for the data; stay for the OG remix at the end of the episode.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Adding items to a Product Backlog is easy. How do you keep what can become an overwhelming list of half-formed ideas in check? Refine it! In this episode, Certified Product Owner Rebecca Viser shares practical advice on ensuring a backlog delivers the most valuable value every Sprint. ----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Let's dig into the concept of Coaching: a purposeful departure from top-down management. How does this relationship work in a flat organization? Find out with special guests Pattie Reaves and Owen Stowe.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
The first bit of the oft-referenced 3-5-3 of Scrum, the three Scrum Roles provide clarity to teams by identifying primary owners of various project needs. What are they and how can they be best used? Find out more in this episode.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
You've heard it said that Scrum works across a variety of industries, but what about the largest one: Homelife! Alley's Chief Operating Officer, Bridget McNulty, educates John and Ken on how to use Scrum at home. That Honey-do list won't know what hit it.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Foster transparency and ownership on your Scrum team by making work (both in-progress and completed) visible. Learn how ticketing hidden work, getting up close and personal with manual burndown charts, and supporting a full-team demoing will increase both productivity and team happiness. ----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
A man! A plan! A canal! Panama! Paige Campbell joins Ken and John to help demystify Sprint Planning. Learn how proper planning leads to productive sprints.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
How did your last sprint go? If you only judge sprints based on velocity, your team is only seeing the tip of the iceberg! Learn how Sprint Goals can enhance team happiness and productivity.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
John and Ken take a deep dive into story points and discuss how to use them, their benefits over time-only estimates, and share some examples! Find out why estimating is CUTER with story points! ----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
How do the cadence and depth of user experience research and design thinking map to Scrum? Alley's VP of UX, Susan Finkelpearl, explains it all (in the name of the Pittsburgh Steelers).----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
A Scrum team should be continuously working to improve their output, their process, and themselves. One way to foster this progress is through Kaizen tickets each sprint. Ken and John welcome Taylor Fargo Strachan to discuss ways to empower Scrum teams to always be improving.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
How can you gracefully handle the inevitable interruptions and urgencies that crop up for your Scrum team sprint? By bringing a buffer to every sprint! Find out what a Scrum buffer is and how it can help your team better serve your stakeholders in real-time!----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
One of the ways to drive continuous improvement on a Scrum team is with the Sprint Retrospective. Listen to Ken, John, and special guest Jaimie Olmstead share how they maximize team growth and process improvement with this Scrum ritual.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Scrum has two backlogs. This episode is about the Product Backlog, which contains all the work we might do in a project. Learn how to use it and conceptualize it throughout the life of a project from this episode.----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Q&A with JJ Sutherland, the CEO of Scrum Inc and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time and The Scrum Fieldbook. JJ answers some of our biggest questions and shares some Scrum insights. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did!  ----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
Do the foundational rules of Scrum interfere with project productivity and flow? Let's find out in this episode!----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
We work at Alley: a fully remote web agency. Back in 2018, we put the entire agency through an Agile transformation, and now are a dedicated Scrum@Scale shop. Why did we go all-in with Scrum? Find out in this episode!----Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us!Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsupFind out more about Alley at https://alley.co
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Podcast Details

Created by
John Ragozzine & Ken Medley, Certified Scrum Masters
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 29th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 20th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
26
Avg. Episode Length
35 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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