Stefan Wolpers, Author at Business2Community

Stefan Wolpers

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27 Articles

Embarking on a Scrum career unintentionally in 2006, Stefan was initiated as a Scrum Master for a small German startup. Lacking initial knowledge but employing careful observation, note-taking, and dialogue, the author embraced the role and learned from the team’s experiences.

Eighteen years into his Scrum journey, Stefan maintains an unwavering appetite for learning, humbled by the vast knowledge shared within the agile community. Recognizing newcomers’ overwhelming challenges in this field due to scarce formal education, he aspires to provide guidance, emphasizing a pragmatic, common-sense approach grounded in observing human interaction and collaboration.

Since 2019, Stefan has served as a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org.

Stefan also curates the weekly Food for Agile Thought newsletter on best posts on Agile, Scrum, and product management—with 49,000-plus subscribers the largest of its kind.

Latest Articles By Stefan Wolpers

Scrum Master Interview Questions: How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail

TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions on How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail Scrum has proven time and again…

Stefan Wolpers
January 13, 2022
Strategy

Scrum 2022: Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner

TL; DR: Scrum 2022 — Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner Probably, you are considering how to…

Stefan Wolpers
January 6, 2022
Strategy

What Capacity Check? — Making Your Scrum Work

TL; DR: Ignoring the Capacity Check during Sprint Planning There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is…

Stefan Wolpers
November 24, 2021
Strategy

Maximizing Utilization, Ignoring Slack Time — Making Your Scrum Work

TL; DR: Maximizing Utilization as a Relic from the Industrial Management Past There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum.…

Stefan Wolpers
November 5, 2021
Strategy

Scrum Questions: 7 Simple Issues and Complex Answers from LinkedIn Polls

TL; DR: Scrum Questions: Seven Simple Issues and Complex Answers How hard can Scrum be; the manual has 13 pages?…

Stefan Wolpers
October 13, 2021
Strategy

Estimates Are Useful, Just Ditch the Numbers

TL; DR: Estimates Are Useful, Just Ditch the Numbers Many people dislike estimating work items as estimates supposedly open the…

Stefan Wolpers
September 21, 2021
Strategy

Abandoning Scrum: Can a Scrum Team Decide to Quit Scrum?

TL; DR: Abandoning Scrum Can a Scrum team simply decide to abandon Scrum? After all, the Scrum team self-managing, according…

Stefan Wolpers
July 28, 2021
Strategy

When the Scrum Master Fails by Being Overly Protective — Making Your Scrum Work

TL; DR: When Scrum Masters Fail — Making Your Scrum Work #13 There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum.…

Stefan Wolpers
June 14, 2021
Strategy

3 Essential Agile Failure Patterns in 7:31 Minutes—Making Your Scrum Work

TL; DR: Essential Agile Failure Patterns — When Noise Interferes with Signal There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum.…

Stefan Wolpers
June 9, 2021
Strategy

App Prototyping with Absolute Beginners – Creating a Shared Understanding of How Empiricism Works

TL;DR: App Prototyping with Absolute Beginners Yes, even absolute beginners can prototype an app. And learn a lot about agile…

Stefan Wolpers
April 9, 2021
Strategy

Peer Recruiting: How to Hire a Scrum Master in Agile Times

TL; DR: Peer Recruiting Peer Recruiting is the new hiring: Shortly, all creative, technology-based organizations will need to abandon the…

Stefan Wolpers
March 9, 2021
Strategy

Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

TL; DR: Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Scrum has proven to be an effective product delivery framework for all sorts of products.…

Stefan Wolpers
February 23, 2021
Strategy

How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups

TL; DR: How to Make Agile Work in Fast-Growing Startups For years, I worked in several Berlin-based, fast-growing startups in…

Stefan Wolpers
February 16, 2021
Startups

Fixing Your Scrum: A Forensic Product Backlog Analysis (Part 1)

TL; DR: Product Owner Anti-Patterns from Job Ads Garbage in, garbage out: No matter whether your team chose Scrum for…

Stefan Wolpers
February 9, 2021
Strategy

23 Product Owner Anti-Patterns from Job Ads: The Snitch, the Whip, the Bookkeeper, the Six Sigma Black Belt™

TL; DR: Product Owner Anti-Patterns from Job Ads Like a job ad for a Scrum Master position, the equivalent for…

Stefan Wolpers
February 3, 2021
Strategy

The Scrum Master Job (1): 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients

TL; DR: Scrum Master Job — 4 Steps to Identify Suitable Employers or Clients Are you considering a new Scrum…

Stefan Wolpers
January 27, 2021
Strategy

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