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The Value of a Licensed Product Owner in Nonprofits

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The Product Owner role is generally considered to be the most challenging role in Scrum. Product Owners architect products and services so that they can easily adapt to change even late in the development cycle. They create a shared understanding of the vision for the services and products their nonprofit provides and connects their team with the big picture. They create and maintain the product…

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Scrum Can Help Nonprofits Retain Employees

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Nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in meeting the complex and ever-changing needs of our communities despite their often-limited resources. Several recent surveys of the nonprofit sector highlight that a “more with less” approach is demotivating the underpaid workforce resulting in an influx of staffing and retention problems. The 2020 HR Practices Survey stated that, “62% of the Nonprofits surveyed were having difficulty keeping their…

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The Retrospective

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The Scrum framework has 5 events; Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.    As a Scrum team, Retrospectives (often referred to simply as the retro) are very important as your sprint comes to an end. The retro will happen after the Sprint Review just before you end your Sprint and last 45 minutes (or less), this event will include the…

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Today I am Feeling….

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How do you check-in with your team? With so many of our meetings now as virtual meetings whether via Zoom or other tool, we are seeing a wide range of check-in methods. This particular check-in approach from Live In Greatness was a simple yet effective approach that we thought your team may appreciate. We like that it allows everyone to share their current state of…

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