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Scrum stories, advice, and education. Join Scrum Masters Ken and John as we pluck a topic from our show backlog and discuss the ins and outs of Scrum, Agile, and project management. No matter where you are on your Scrum journey, you’re sure to learn from our successes, missteps, and Agile anecdotes! Subscribe to get the latest episode every Tuesday.

Scrum stories, advice, and education. Join Scrum Masters Ken and John as we pluck a topic from our show backlog and discuss the ins and outs of Scrum, Agile, and project management. No matter where you are on your Scrum journey, you’re sure to learn from our successes, missteps, and Agile anecdotes! Subscribe to get the latest episode every Tuesday.

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Scrum stories, advice, and education. Join Scrum Masters Ken and John as we pluck a topic from our show backlog and discuss the ins and outs of Scrum, Agile, and project management. No matter where you are on your Scrum journey, you’re sure to learn from our successes, missteps, and Agile anecdotes! Subscribe to get the latest episode every Tuesday.

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English


Episodes

SEASON TWO IS COMING....

1/5/2021
A quick(ish) update on the show -- enjoy!

Duration:00:09:51

35. Psychological Safety

12/29/2020
There's a huge difference between being told this is a safe space and a space actually being safe. In this episode, Sarah Rose Belok unpacks how psychological safety can be fostered, honored, and maintained on a team. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:38:30

34. User Story Mapping

12/22/2020
All the agility in a project isn't worth its salt unless the end result is usable. User Story Mapping can help. Friend of the show, Jaimie Olmstead, explains how to navigate a team through their product user's journey to build a backlog, identify any missing items, and paint a complete picture of a project plan. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:47:20

33. Delivering Delight: Going Beyond the MVP

12/15/2020
Scrum champions the MVP: deliver the minimum rapidly so you can iterate as soon as possible. But what about those moments when we find enough time to not only deliver an MVP but throw in a little extra delight to boot. Learn how Alley's Director of Development Operations Ben Bolton manages to deliver maximum value in an MVP package. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:46:18

32. What to Know When You're New to Scrum

12/8/2020
Standups. Backlogs. Fibonacci numbers? Getting up to speed with Scrum can be a challenge. This week, Senior UX Developer Kaitlin Bolling shares her tips and shortcuts to going from a Scrum zero to a Scrum hero! ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:33:48

31. Closing Time: What to Do at Sprint's End

12/1/2020
Projects are full of many big decision points, but what about the small decisions we make every day. In this episode, Ken and John discuss the choices we make to fully close out a sprint. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:34:29

30. Contracts & Scrum

11/24/2020
How can you navigate the natural tension between scoped bodies of work and the agility of Scrum? Alley Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, Brad Campeau-Laurion, discusses the nuts and bolts of contracts in an Agile environment. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:27:09

29. Ruthless Prioritization

11/17/2020
Scrum relies on doing the most important work first, but how can you prioritize two competing deliverables for a single team? In this episode, D. Scott DiPerna walks us through ways to make tough decisions less daunting and how to more courageously deliver on our product backlog. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:33:11

28. Emergency Procedure

11/10/2020
Delivering Agile projects isn't about having an emergency-free experience - far from it. But, by taking the time to develop and document emergency procedures on your team will guarantee that when the fire drills start, everyone will know what to do and how to quickly move beyond them. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:33:45

27. The Power of Spikes

11/3/2020
Sometimes, the best way to move fast is to go slow. Taking a breather to more closely research or investigate a stakeholder request before doing the work can help a project in the long run. On this episode, Pattie Reaves and Allan Collins walk us through how to best map out the way forward before charging headlong into code. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:37:33

26. Spooky Scrum Stories

10/27/2020
A bit of spooky fun this week. Instead of our normal show sharing our scrum successes and missteps, we give you three scary stories with an agile tinge to them. 100% fiction. 100% fun. Enjoy! ---- Sound effects and music courtesy of Daniel Gale Rosen, Mixkit.co (under the Mixkit Sound Effects Free License), and ZapSplat.com. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:22:18

25. Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools

10/20/2020
A team with the best tools and smoothest processes won't deliver success if they aren't working together. In this episode, we discuss one of the core tenets of the Agile Manifesto: value Individuals and Interactions most. Learn how communication, caring, and clarity leads to project success. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:27:56

24. T-shaped Team Time

10/13/2020
Scrum doesn't have time for "that's not my job" silos. 100% clarity and collaboration delivers the best results. In this episode, we discuss what being T-shaped means, and how any member of a team can help unblock a colleague, regardless of specialization. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:29:45

23. Swarming

10/6/2020
Team, team, team - we say all the time how Scrum focuses on the power of teams over individuals. Swarming - working together on a shared problem - is one example of how a Scrum team is stronger together. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:37:46

22. Using Scrum for Marketing

9/29/2020
Along with special guest Daniel Gale-Rosen, Alley's Director of Marketing, Ken and John unpack how Scrum's framework can be applied to marketing. Hear how Scrum makes the work to "make work visible" visible. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:31:00

21. Sprint Reviews / Sprint Demos

9/22/2020
Call it a Sprint Review or a Sprint Demo, but this Scrum ritual is all about transparency and iteration. Join special guest Michael Muniz as he helps us unpack the benefits of regularly sharing what the team has accomplished. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:29:59

20. Scrum in a Remote Agency Environment

9/15/2020
We say it every week: this show is about "practicing scrum in an agency environment." To kick it up a notch, we're also a fully remote agency. How does Scrum - a framework that advises teams to share the same physical space - work when team members can be a few miles, often a few timezones, apart? Listen and find out! ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:31:49

19. Hunting for Impediments

9/8/2020
A good scrum master removes impediments for the team but a great scrum master removes impediments before the team is ever aware of them. Check out this episode where John and Ken share some stories and talk all things impediment removal. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:40:04

18. Scrum Metrics and Performance Tracking

9/1/2020
STOP — data time! On this episode, Alley's VP of Product Strategy and resident data aficionado, Jeff Stanger, shares tips and tricks on how to gather and analyze Scrum metrics for single teams as well as entire organizations running Scrum@Scale. Come for the data; stay for the OG remix at the end of the episode. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:49:54

17. Backlog Refinement

8/25/2020
Adding items to a Product Backlog is easy. How do you keep what can become an overwhelming list of half-formed ideas in check? Refine it! In this episode, Certified Product Owner Rebecca Viser shares practical advice on ensuring a backlog delivers the most valuable value every Sprint. ---- Do you want to learn more about Scrum? Follow us! Twitter / Facebook: scrumsup | Instagram: twoscrumsup Find out more about Alley at https://alley.co

Duration:00:43:57