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What is a Daily Scrum?

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On our YouTube channel, Diane H. Leonard, GPC, STSI gives a quick but important mention of the Daily Scrum: https://youtu.be/kziJ7FKMh44   The Daily Scrum is attached to the Scrum framework, just one framework among many that utilize agility and adaptability for a greater impact. The Daily Scrum is one of the five events that are described in the Scrum Guide. Many nonprofits find the Daily…

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My First 24 Hours as a Scrum Master

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My tech friend said to me, “You’ve become quite the Scrum advocate.”  My housemate rolled his eyes and said “Yes, you already told me about Scrum.”  My roommate’s voice came out of the dark and said “Can’t fall asleep? What’s on  your mind?”   My First 24 Hours as a Scrum Master My mind was consumed by Scrum. As an Agile framework, Scrum claims that…

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Agile Bookshelf and an Agile Mindset

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Agile Bookshelf and an Agile Mindset There is an ever-growing list of books in the world today, but how do we find the ones that impact us? We had our product owner, Diane H Leonard, GPC, STSI and another one of our trainers–Erich Leonard, STSI–come together to discuss the books that have influenced his outlook on Agile.   Five books that have helped Erich in…

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What does “Minimum Viable Product” Mean in a Nonprofit Organization

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Our team at Agile in Nonprofits, as well as the larger DH Leonard Consulting team, always has Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) articles in our “TBR” (to be read) list of articles as we prioritize our industry reading as there are always thought-provoking articles publishes. In August of 2020, they released an article “Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid” that had a particularly relevant…

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2020 Scrum Guide

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In the Scrum Trainer community, many of us refer to the Scrum Guide as “the rule book” that all Scrum teams need to follow and then the nuances of your organizational cadence, culture, and approach to work within the Scrum framework as “your playbook.”   The point of the rule book is that it remains the same from one team to the next within an…

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