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Expert Perspectives: Spotlight

Explore provocative ideas and join the conversation with leading thinkers in the world of Scrum, Agile, and beyond.

Follow our invited writers, below, as they post their latest thoughts about Scrum and the changing world of work. You can also visit Member Articles, our extensive selection of member-submitted stories about agility in the workplace.

Opinions are those of the authors and not necessarily of Scrum Alliance. The sharing of content on this site does not imply endorsement of specific Scrum methods or practices beyond those taught by Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers and Coaches.

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Ken Rubin

Ken Rubin is a Scrum trainer and coach and the first Managing Director of the ScrumAlliance. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process.

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Stop Calling Your Sprint Review a Demo—Words Matter!

Do you refer to the Sprint Review meeting as the Sprint Demo? Doing so emphasizes the wrong thing and could easily result in not acheiving the goal of the Sprint Review!

Mike Cohn

Participating in agile projects since 1995, Mike Cohn is an agile trainer, consultant and author of Succeeding with Agile, Agile Estimating and Planning and User Stories Applied.

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Test Automation: Let Service Be Your Middle Man

Tests should be automated. You know it. I know it. Agile methods insist on it. Yet,all too often we don’t do enough of it, don’t...

Pete Deemer

Pete Deemer has spent the last 20+ years leading teams building products and services at global companies. He is the lead author of The Scrum Primer, as well as The Distributed Scrum Primer, a guide to multi-location Scrum.

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Evil Hacker Prioritization

New Product Owners often struggle with assigning a priority and business value to Product Backlog Items.  A common refrain is “all my PBI’s are must-have! And they’re all maximum value...

Steve Denning

Steve Denning works with international organizations on leadership, innovation, business narrative, and radical management.

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The Learning Consortium for the Creative Economy 2015 Report

In 2015, Scrum Alliance® formed an exciting new Learning Consortium with 11 organizations to learn about the implications of innovative management practices under the emerging Creative Economy, such as t...

Craig Larman

Craig Larman is a consultant, author, and co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum). He helps clients apply the LeSS framework for scaling lean thinking and agile development to large, multisite, and offshore development.

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Michele Sliger

A self-described “bridge builder,” Michele has spent the last 15 years helping those in traditional software development environments cross the bridge to agility.

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Agents of Organizational Change: ScrumMasters as Mediators and Negotiators

When Scrum teams self-organize, what's a former project manager to do? Time to brush up on your mediation and negotiation skills as an agent of organizational change.

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