What is a Professional Scrum Master?

In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Todd Miller and Ryan Ripley discuss what it means to be a Professional Scrum Master.  They look at behaviors, qualities and a big focus on the Scrum Values.

Quick takeaway tips:

  • Take 10 minutes each day and write about how you use the values in your work each day. If you are not, make a plan for tomorrow how you are modeling and behaving in line with these values.
  • Think about how the value and pillars are in play for each scrum event and each role, to improve your understanding of Scrum.

9 Signs You’re Struggling with Agile Adoption

Your team adopted Agile to get better—to accelerate delivery and improve performance—but now that you’ve been at it for a few months, it doesn’t feel like it’s fulfilling the promise. You’re following the practices. You’ve got the routine down. You expected to transform to a new way of working, but it’s starting to feel like Agile is just a set of handcuffs, not the solution you were looking for.

Read the complete article here: https://www.excella.com/insights/9-signs-youre-struggling-with-agile-adoption

The Agile response to “How much will it cost, and when will it be done?”

Reading time: 3 minutes

The right answer to the question about scope, budget, and deadline is not to go along with the line of thinking that’s behind it. Instead, offer management a better way to manage the risks of a project. Offer them a visible and transparent process like Scrum that allows for frequent change and makes the progress of teams visible on a transparent backlog. Scrum will not magically make your project succeed, nor will it prevent mistakes and failures, but it will make them less costly because you can detect them more frequently as part of the iterative nature.

Read the complete article here: https://medium.com/the-liberators/the-agile-response-to-how-much-will-it-cost-and-when-will-it-be-done-86d907573871

The Liberators build their website

The Liberators build their new website with a Scrum Team within a week. In these posts and videos, they share what they’ve learned about flow and releasing more often – with examples that are as real-life as imaginable 🙂

Read the complete articles here:



Preparing The Product Backlog for the website of The Liberators
Building Our New Website (Day 1)
Building Our New Website (Day 2)
Building TheLiberators.com: Ending the Daily Scrum with a High-Five
Building Theliberators.com: feedback wanted!
Building TheLiberators.com with Scrum

The First Question To Ask When Building Teams – Is This Really A Team?

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Have you ever wondered why so many organizations fail at building effective and high performing teams despite offering so much support in different ways e.g. by managing people, by managing the environment, and by coaching teams? You’re not alone. This is often something that frustrates teams, coaches, and managers.

Read the complete article here: https://www.viktorcessan.com/2018/10/the-first-question-to-ask-when-building-teams-is-this-really-a-team/