Serious Scrum Weekly Update #58

Our weekly update

Willem-Jan Ageling
Oct 14 · 5 min read
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We at Serious Scrum are happy to share another edition of our weekly digest with you. This week we present all the Serious Scrum activities and publications from the 7th of October to the 13th of October. It was another busy week, with 12 articles discussing Scrum in all kinds of perspectives!

One of the contributions is from a new writer for Serious Scrum, Oskar Collin. Welcome Oskar!

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1. 6 common mistakes when planning a Sprint — Maarten Dalmijn

Maarten discusses how Sprint Plannings can be more effective by avoiding 6 common mistakes.

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2. Solving Complex Adaptive Problems with Rubber Ducks — Paddy Corry

You may wonder how rubber ducks can help you solving complex issues. Well Paddy has the answer!

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3. What organisations can learn from “Back to the future” — Marty de Jonge

Back to the Future is more than only a classic movie. Marty de Jonge — not be be confused with Marty McFly — shows how there’s something to learn about incremental delivery and the value of the Sprint Review.

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4. My journey towards Professional Scrum Master III — Willem-Jan Ageling

Willem-Jan recently did the PSMIII assessment and shares his journey here;

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5. Retrospective — Collaborative Drawing — Rohit Ratan Mani

Rohit shares his experiences with ‘Collaborative Drawing’ which is a way to do Sprint Retrospectives:

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6. Serious Scrum’s Mission and Hokusai’s Wave — Paddy Corry

During his visit to Japan Paddy discovered that the picture that we as Serious Scrum often use has a special meaning in Japan, which he shares here:

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7. Serious Scrum Talk — The Sprint Goal — Pieter V and Willem-Jan Ageling

Pieter came with a great idea to share the awesome discussions that we have within our community with a wider audience. The first article is an account of a discussion about the Sprint Goal.

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8. The big misconception in Scrum by Daniel Westermayr

Daniel clarifies how the word requirement is terribly misused, also in Scrum teams.

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9. Kill your darlings — A product owner’s first step to a more focused product backlog — Oskar Collin

Oskar explains what product backlog management has in common with writing a book. You have to kill your darlings!

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10. The 12 enemies of adaptability — Rigid Structures — Marty de Jonge

Marty’s second article of the week is part 7 of his awesome series about enemies of adaptability. He discusses rigid structures with a great history lesson.

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11. Scrum Masters can hunt in pairs!- Ansh K

In this article Anshul shows how pair programming can be applied to the Scrum Master role.

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12. Scrum isn’t simple to understand — Willem-Jan Ageling

Willem-Jan argues that Scrum isn’t simple to understand, despite what the Scrum Guide says.

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