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The Life of a Scrum Master in a Sprint

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As a Scrum Master, you need to remember one thing, your team’s happiness matters A LOT.  I know this may sound silly to say, but sometimes in the very virtual world that we live in, this may get forgotten, looked over, or put on the back burner. I’m certainly not saying any Scrum Master does this on purpose.    You as a Scrum Master have…

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EduScrum: Improving Engagement in the Classroom

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As our keynote speaker for the Agile in Nonprofits Summit, Hana Siddiquee, a trainer from Agile in Education USA & Bohnishikha explains her experience using Scrum in the classroom to help students participate and be motivated in their studies. Once Hana introduced this process she saw a 32% increase in student engagement. She started with a simple daily Scrum in the classroom, making sure the…

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Scrum@Scale In Nonprofits

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It’s one thing to hear about a nonprofit professional implementing Agile values and concepts or even a specific framework like Scrum in one team setting. It’s quite another to hear about an organization that is using these values and frameworks in an organization with *multiple* teams following the same framework at the same time. That was why we were so excited to have Alastair Jarvis…

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What Can You Do in a Set Period of Time?

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Alice Ferris, founder of Goal Busters, started her Agile journey implementing Agile ideas that she found useful in her own personal productivity. She found this approach so helpful she brought the techniques and ideas to the nonprofit sector to support the clients of Goal Busters.    Alice and her team have utilized Scrum in her work supporting major gifts and capital campaigns. While she doesn’t…

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Pivoting to Scrum During a Pandemic

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Shelley Loethen is the founder of Encore Institute for Social Impact and implemented Scrum in the organization 2020. That’s right – at the height of pivoting to remote work and the unknown. While Shelley believes while this wasn’t the most ideal time it was incredibly impactful in her team and the workflow.    As they ironed out the flow, the structure, and the internal team…

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