New Scrum guide

New Scrum guide @Scrumguide.orgscrum 2

Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. This Guide contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum; the Scrum Guide is written and provided by them. Together, they stand behind the Scrum Guide.

New Scrum guide (July 2016 release) here:

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Scaling Professional Scrum with “Visual Studio Team Services”, Webcast June 27, 2016

Scaling Professional Scrum with “Visual Studio Team Services” with Martin Hinshelwood

Webcast Date: June 27, 2016, 14:00 EST (18:00 UTC)

“In this interactive webcast, Visual Studio ALM MVP and Ranger Martin Hinshelwood enlightens us on scaling professional Scrum with Visual Studio Team Services.”

Tools don’t solve problems, but they can help reduce the friction of Scaling Professional Scrum. The only way to successfully scale across multiple teams, maybe in multiple countries, is to create robust automation and orchestration for minimising the risks, and time, of manual tasks. Visual Studio Team Services allows you to create a robust, platform agnostic, support structure that can start where you are, and grow as your needs mature. One Scrum Team, One Nexus, or many…See how it grows…

Source: Scrum Pulse

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Scrum with Asana in 7 steps | Jose Barato


In this post, in only seven steps, I will try to show how I use Scrum with Asana, just by using lists. Here is a short video in Spanish. When I start a Scrum Project, the first thing I do is to create

Sorgente: Scrum with Asana in 7 steps | Jose Barato | LinkedIn

Portable Kanban and Kanban for Outlook Addins

What is Kanban? Is it possible to use it for personal task management? … Sure !

Kanban Board:

Definition here:


Nice book about Kanban: “Agile Project Management with Kanban (Developer Best Practices) 1st Edition”

Nice Blog here:


Below some Applications and Outlook Addins to simulate “Kanban Boards” for personal planning, tracking & control; for teams management the better solution is Always an “Agile Integrated Online Solution” ex: “Kanbantools, Asana, Visual Studio Online and Others good solutions…)

“Portable Kanban” … a great tool by Dmitry Ivanov, free to use.

Visit the post for more:  Dmitry Ivanov

Direct Download link:

“Kanban for Outlook Addin (2013, 365) from Microsoft”

kanban oilook

Kanban Board is a visualizing tool for the Outlook, which splits tasks upon their status.”

.. a nice kanban addin for Outlook.

Direct Download link:

my Best Choice !!!   “Kanban Task Manager for Outlook 2″

kanban ADDIN

kanbva 3

kanba excel

.. a great kanban addin for Outlook !! .. the best choice!

Direct Download link:

Kanban in Visual Studio Online e in Team Foundation Server

kanban animated

..another nice free solution is “personal kanban-with-google-spreadsheet”


Direct Download link:

…the last tool.. “my-personal-kanban”… a great free tool with nice cloud support..  : “My Personal Kanban”

My Personal kanban: “This is a one page HTML/JavaScript application for people who would like to use simple and basic Kanban board for their personal stuff”

Direct Download link: are welcome !

VSTM (Visual Studio Team Services) Agile Tools

Great updated MSDN help pages about VSTM !

Agile tools : Scrum & Kanban can work fine happy togheter ! …


“As a project manager you can plan and track the work required to bring your applications from idea to completion. Agile tools provide you with the power, flexibility, and responsiveness you need to stay on top of changing priorities, deadlines, and requirements.

To use these tools, you need to first create a team project. You can do that either in the cloud with Visual Studio Team Services, or by creating one on an on-premises Team Foundation Server (TFS).”









Free Online Scrum Master Training and Scrum Master Manifesto

Free Online Scrum Master Training and Scrum Master Manifesto

Free Online Scrum Master Training: The fun way to learn about Agile/Scrum, prepare for Scrum Master certification / Agile certification (CSM, CSPO, PSM, or PMI-ACP), and debunk popular misconceptions.

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Introduction to Scrum

Backlog Refinement Meeting

Sprint Planning Meeting

Daily Scrum Meeting

Sprint Review Meeting

Sprint Retrospective Meeting


Scrum Master Manifesto

“We believe the ScrumMaster is a full-time position for one person on one Scrum team”

scrum master

12 ScrumMaster Pocket Principles…

1.    Dedicated Delivery Improver

2.    Foster Continuous Improvement

3.    Help Continuous Improvement

4.    Empower Coach Deliver

5.    Nurtures The Team

6.    Transparent Team Helper

7.    Commitment To Excellence

8.    Empathetic Evangelistic Guide

9.    Resistant Persistent Dedicated

10.  Help The Team

11.  Awareness Then Improvement

12.  Agile Driving Force

Top 10 things a ScrumMaster usually forgets to focus on (but is not SOLELY responsible for) …

1.    Redefining career paths and goals to be more scrum focussed

2.    Missing Product Backlog items

3.    Team issues aren’t being discussed because they are too uncomfortable

4.    Appropriate balance between end-to-end system test and unit tests

5.    Playing back the team’s progress against the proposed release plan

6.    All tests roll up into the continuous integration results

7.    Team members realise the benefits of refactoring

8.    Code is regularly peer reviewed

9.    Pair programming is being utilised

10.  Definition of done is being expanded

Free Project Management ebooks and Scrum Templates

Free Project Management Books (Legally Free Computers Books)

Nice 4-free-project-management-ebooks here

“Real Life Scrum”, “The Scrum Primer”, “Agile Transition and Tools”

Excel/Google Spreadsheets Templates

Excel Template

SCRUM – Product Backlog – Sprint Template 

Google Spreadsheets – Scrum Template

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2013 & MSF for Agile Software Development 2013

Microsoft Scrum Vision

Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2013

MSF for Agile Software Development 2013

Scrum is a framework for running projects that is based on agile principles and values. It defines a set of activities that can help your team deliver more value to your customers faster. These activities provide your customers with the opportunity to review, guide and influence your team’s work as it progresses. This approach does not attempt to define everything at the start of a project. Instead, your team works in short iterations (also called sprints) and refines the plan as the team makes progress. For information about the agile principles and values on which Scrum is based, see Agile Principles and Values, by Jeff Sutherland.

MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 is based on Scrum.

Agile Principles and Values, by Jeff Sutherland