We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Antonin Moravec, COO Kentico, Agile transformation – from developers to CEO

https://www.scrumimpulz.sk Tonda is a creative person who is happy when facing new challenges. Having worked in various roles, he has always been guided by the same question: “How can we make things better?” He is eager to help others to find a solution for tough problems or answer tricky questions. We often hear stories about [...]

We introduce #ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Fernando Colleone with his talk: Distributed teams and Agile – does it work?

https://www.scrumimpulz.sk Fernando helps globally distributed teams to become more Agile and deliver value to customers. Senior Project Manager with 13+ years of experience working with Information Technology and Services. Proven demonstration of client relationship building as well as leading global teams from all around the world. He is pro-active professional with a positive/can-do attitude towards [...]

We introduce ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Dany „Danko“ Kovatch about the right Agile culture!

The first Certified Scrum Trainer in Israel. Well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting. 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program. Served as VP R&D in several companies. Danko is best known for his great enthusiasm for Scrum. ABOUT THE TALK After figuring out the mechanics of [...]

We introduce ScrumImpulz 2018 speaker: Jan Majoros, eduScrum, the very real alternative for education process

Experienced Agile practitioner and active member of the Agile community. Jan has a long and successful career in management positions in corporates including Siemens. The enthusiastic person who uses Scrum for developing unique products, which helps to save peoples lives. His way of product ownership is coming hand in hand with knowledge sharing and spreading [...]

ScrumImpulz 2018: Martin Strigač, CEO Sygic, „Pracovať Agilne s rozumom“

Martin začal svoju púť v IT svete v Žiline ešte na škole, a neskôr, počas svojej kariéry, pracoval na rôznych pozíciách. Keď sa ako vedúci softvérových tímov a neskôr ako riaditeľ divízie dostal k Agile, produkt vyvíjaný pre zdravotné poisťovne bol z pohľadu klienta ale aj používateľov, veľmi úspešný. V spolupráci so scrummastrami, produktovými vlastníkmi [...]

How is Agile going to work in Slovakia in the next decade?

Ten years seem like a lot of time but despite that, a lot of people claim that Agile practices are still very young.   In 2008 we began to apply then unknown Agile, and back then we had completely different concepts compared to today. Agile seemed rebellious at that time. Essential, simple, something for non-bureaucrats and practitioners. The real discipline and extent of the changes [...]

The journey of one Scrum Master

About the life of the agile team, relations, Scrumastership, responsibilities and some good practices.  “KEEP CALM SCRUM MASTER IS HERE"  When I started in one of the company’s development team, I had no experience with Scrumastership. The team was already formed and was in the “storming” phase. After coming into the team we reset the [...]

Product owner. Who?

Chooses the right things. Many customers of our consultancy services ask us for some brief and practical description of the role of the Product Owner. Here is our attempt to provide not just some theory, but some additional practical tips for this role as well. The Product Owner The Product Owner role is key [...]

Epical epic. How to write epics in Agile.

What is an epic, what to use it for and foremost how? Requirements. Small, large, technical, business, operational, researchable. And above all, plenty of them. During four years of ScrumDesk development, we have more than 800 requirements in our backlog. And these are only requirements that we have decided to implement without any further [...]

Forty advantages of Agile vs. traditional approaches

Last year many people asked us about advantages of Agile comparing to traditional ways of creating products. Because of that we had a short brainstorming session and came up with this list of forty advantages of Agile: A customer gets value regularly even during the first weeks of development. Products are usable after first two weeks. [...]

Drugs and team spirit

Teamwork is a part of my professional life for last 20 years. In roles from a team member, team leader, to manager and mentor I had an opportunity to observe different team setups as well as different team dynamics and how it influences the final result. I always  has been curious about these hidden [...]

Course Certified Product Owner, November 2017, Bratislava

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 6-7 November, 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Regular Price: 1200 EUR excluding VAT NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner Course - is trained by Scrum Alliance certified trainer CST and you will definitely enjoy it. We look at Scrum from the Product Owner point of view, covering several concepts [...]

Course Certified Scrum Master, 23-24.10.2017, Bratislava

Trainer: Zuzi Šochová Date: 23-24 November, 2017 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Regular Price: 1200 EUR excluding VAT Early Price: 1000 EUR excluding VAT expires 23 October, 2017 NOTE: Please note that this training will be in English. CSM - Certified Scrum Master course is unique opportunity to look at Scrum from the ScrumMaster point of view. You will definitely enjoy [...]

The checklist for your daily standup, part II.

This article is the continuation of The Daily Stand-up Checklist for ScrumMasters, part I. The aim of this series of articles is to help ScrumMasters to prepare better for daily stand-up so it is efficient, productive and engaging. These tips are based on our observation of 100+ agile teams in their agile transformations. In the first part, we covered [...]

10 ScrumMaster’s failures

We see ScrumMasters fail very often while supporting agile teams in their agile transformations. Based on stories of more than one hundred of ScrumMasters we think that following 10 ScrumMaster's failures are the top most important for agile teams. 1. Because of Agile People do not care about Agile or Scrum. They want a [...]

Webinar: Traditional versus Agile Management

Traditional versus Agile management is fundamentally different in the core principles. This webinar (in Slovak language) summarizes fundamental agile principles: Pull principle, a team pulls requirements and tasks to implement them. As late as possible, details are added as late as possible to do not produce waste working on features that will be removed [...]

Daily Stand-up forgot the rules!

Although Agile looks chaotic in practice at first glance, good agile teams take heed to the rules agreed upon in a team. Rules for the daily stand-up Rules for the daily stand-up should cover the following: Where will be the stand-up held? What time does the stand-up start? What is the duration of the [...]

Daily Stand-up done well II.

We approached the reasons for the regular meetings of the team in the first post. Another issue ScumMaster should consider is where the daily stand-up would be held. This topic is obviously more important for the non-distributed teams. The stand-up that has taken place without any changes in a team room is the common mistake [...]

Certified Product Owner course in Bratislava by Robin Dymond

The next event in our Become Agile Leader serie is certification of product owners that will be provided by Robin Dymond. The course will be held in Bratislava (Slovakia) on May 7-8th. About course In this two-day class we cover your role in creating a successful product using Scrum. The Product Owner creates the [...]

Free webinar: Agile on their own for Russian speaking customers

We see a lot of people in Europe eager to know more about Agile. We see people who would like to know what does it mean to be agile, how to start with it and how to evolve into agile company. ScrumDesk company actively supports agile transition in Central and Eastern Europe region therefore we [...]

Scrum Practice Day, Bratislava April 4th

Come to learn Scrum by practice. Let's develop a product using all Scrum ceremonies including Agile practices with help of experienced Agile coaches. Language: Slovak, English When: April 4, 2012, 9:00 AM Where: Bratislava For who Agile teams, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Leadership roles, Project management, Product management, Business owners Purpose The purpose of [...]

Webinar: Agile Estimation of requirements in planning

Agile projects apply different estimation approaches comparing to traditional project management. Even there is the discussion of estimation is necessary, agile teams are estimating requirements as clients often want to know effort. Timofey Yevgrashyn is experience Agile Coah, who supported agile transition of many teams. Currently he is focused on distributed and offshore teams [...]

Free Scrum Guidelines

While being in agile transition, teams look for information how to do agile correctly. Often the question sounds 'How to DO agile?' We prepared Scrum Guideline that we hope might be helpful to shorten your Agile transformation and stabilize agile environment sooner. The paper describes all Scrum ceremonies with a focus on Why, What, Who, Where and [...]

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe): Applying Lean-Agile to the Enterprise by Drew Jemilo

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAF) is a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean-Agile practices to the enterprise. It will soon be available to the general public in a structured format on an interactive website. SAF has been scaled to over 140 teams and 1,000 people, yet can still be applied to smaller companies [...]

Agile adaption gaps identification

Doing agile are many obstacles identified. It is not easy to check what does well implemented agile means. A scale of changes that agile transition has brought is often big and related to more areas - to product,  project, leadership, team, tools, development practices and organization as well. The question asked by teams is [...]

Discounted Certified Scrum Developer Training for ScrumDesk users

Are you interested in engineering practices that emphasis  the speed and quality of your agile project? Agile Renovation, Scrum Alliance registered education provider, provides Certified Scrum Developer training in Budapest in September. Most of Scrum certification training are focused on Scrum practices forgetting little bit development perspective of agile transition. This training speed-ups engineering practices of [...]

Scrum Glossary – Scrum Roles

Pig & chicken Metaphor that helps to distinguish people actively involved in development of the product and people who should not interrupt the team in an iteration. Product Owner Father of the product. Responsible for product success. Provides a vision to the team. Communication channel between the team, stakeholders and customers. Responsible for: product [...]