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Jeff at EMC

Jeff at EMC

Last week, Jeff visited the storage giant EMC, a long time Scrum Inc. friend. He delivered the third iteration of his TedX Talk. The talk is a synopsis of the divergent experiences that helped Jeff create the first Scrum team at Easel in 1993 and is based on his new book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. The presentation was extremely well received. In fact, Jeff has been invited back to inspire more EMC teams soon.

You can download the EMC Slides and watch the original talk here.


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Scrum the Book out in the UK

Scrum the Book out in the UK

The book hit the shelves in the UK this week. The North American version is out on September 30th. You can pre-order the book now and get a sneak-peak at the first chapter which tells the story of the FBI’s Sentinel project.

The FBI, in trying to move their computer systems that track case files into the modern era, spent a half-a-billion dollars. Unfortunately, not one line of code was ever deployed.  Using Scrum, the system was built in 20 months using 5 percent of the budget.

Click here to get the entire first chapter and learn how the Scrum framework enabled teams to build a massive systems critical software project five times faster and 95 percent cheaper.


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Now Offering Regular eXtreme Manufacturing CSM Class

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Class teams building the car’s frame, suspension and carbon-fiber passenger compartment.

Scrum Inc. is hosting our second public eXtreme Manufacturing (XM) class in Seattle, Washington on August 21 and 22.  The class combines instruction in using Scrum for physical product design and R&D with hands-on experience actually building a working high-efficiency car over the course of two days.  Attendees at this second class will also receive a Certified Scrum Master credential.

We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the positive response to this new course.  The August class is nearly sold out, so we have already scheduled another class for October 16th, 2014.  We plan to hold XM CSMs once per quarter going forward.

For the Awesome!

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Agile 2014: Scaling Frameworks and Scrum the Book

Agile 2014: Scaling Frameworks and Scrum the Book

Scrum Inc. had a busy week at Agile2104. Our COO Alex Brown kicked things off mid-week with a comprehensive talk on how leadership works in an Agile context. Shortly after his presentation, Jeff Sutherland launched his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time at the Version One booth during the vendor happy hour. It was a huge success. Hundreds of people, including SAFe creator Dean Leffingwell (pictured here with Jeff,) gathered around for a chance to get an autographed copy. (Mr. Leffngwell obviously succeeded.)

Thursday, both Alex and Jeff introduced Scrum Inc.’s Scaling Framework to a captive audience. If you missed either presentation, you can catch either one of them in their online course format. If you want to pre-order a copy of the book, you can do that here.


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