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Scrum-EntInfographic-FINAL7-cropAre you concerned that cookie-cutter scaling methods won’t work in your company’s situation? Context is everything, and even methodologies that work very well in one context may fail spectacularly in another. The solution is to understand the principles behind successful scaling and have a common language to discuss these principles within the organization.

Join Scrum Inc. and Scrum Events for a daylong workshop on scaling Scrum beyond the team level and throughout the enterprise. Scrum Inc. COO Alex Brown will present and discuss the modular Scrum at Scale framework, which unlike other proscriptive methodologies allows for context-specific solutions to scaling. The modular architecture of the framework enables organizations to incrementally inspect and adapt their own structure without causing system-wide consequences. Participants will then work collaboratively through their organization’s unique scaling challenges.

This workshop will:

-Lay out the business case for a modular scaling framework

-Present an overall vision for modular scaled Scrum that spans the Team, Business Unit, and Enterprise levels to link vision with effective execution

-Share specific examples of different successful practices within each module

-Help attendees to work through their own scaling challenges in the context of the framework

Participants will not leave this session with a cookie-cutter answer for large-scale Scrum implementations. However, they will leave with tailored progress towards their scaling solution, and the experience will equip them to lead a productive conversation of what the organization really needs from scaling Scrum.

The course will be held in Munich with Scrum Events. Click here to register!

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Extreme Manufacturing Yellow Belt Class

Extreme Manufacturing Yellow Belt Class

Accelerate all of your company with Joe Justice, the creator of eXtreme Manufacturing. Together we will practice with attendees how to set up new teams, collaborate with remote teams, stay in sync across a wide portfolio of backlogs, and work as cross functional teams with generalizing specialists. We’ll get technical too, with Test First Design for non-software and software work, Contract First Design, and Object Oriented Architecture for rapid innovation work.

This session is perfect fit for software practitioners, those new to Agile methods who may benefit from a hands-on example, and those looking for concrete practices to apply Agile beyond software delivery teams, such as leadership, HR, finance, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and research.

Join Joe for a full day tutorial at Agile Testing Days on Monday November 10, 2014. Click here to register.

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“Scrum” Book Tour Events

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Silicon Valley 10/7
Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network presents:
Disruptive Leadership: The Power of Scrum

 

Atlanta 10/13
VersionOne presents:
An Agile Community Event with Jeff Sutherland, co-Creator of Scrum

 

London 10/21-22
BBC World Service – Business Daily
Sky News – Ian King Live
Monocle Radio – The Entrepreneurs

 

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Scrum Alliance, Scrum Inc., Scrum.org Endorse The Scrum Guide

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland the co-Creators of Scrum and authors of the Scrum Guide

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland the co-Creators of Scrum

Scrum Inc. is pleased to join Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org in announcing a new website ScrumGuides.org that will be the new home of the Scrum Guide.

From the Press Release:

Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, and Scrum Inc. announce the release and joint endorsement of a new community website, ScrumGuides.org. The new website is the official source of “The Scrum Guide, The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game.”

Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber created Scrum and authored “The Scrum Guide” to ensure Scrum remains true to its core principles and values.

“The Scrum Guide is the canonical definition of Scrum. Ken and I have worked closely together for decades to keep it simple, clear, and, in the true spirit of Scrum, to include only what is absolutely necessary,” says Sutherland CEO of Scrum Inc. “Scrum is a powerful tool to radically increase productivity. Every implementation of Scrum is different, as teams and organizations apply it within their context, but the fundamental framework always remains the same. For Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, and Scrum Inc. to come together to recognize the central place the Scrum Guide holds will provide clarity to the hundreds of thousands of Scrum practitioners across the planet.”

The explosive growth of people and organizations using Scrum in recent years has led to some market confusion as to the precise definition of Scrum. The preeminent certifying bodies, Scrum Alliance and Scrum.org, coming together in support of a common definition of Scrum is a win for Scrum practitioners around the world.

“The pieces of Scrum are carefully fit to each other to yield the best possible results. This has taken years for Jeff and myself to achieve. Watch for new versions as we continue to refine,” said Ken Schwaber, founder of Scrum.org.

“It’s time for convergence in the Scrum community,” said Scrum.org’s operations chief David Starr.  “Giving this clear explanation of Scrum clarifies the framework for the entire industry. We are pleased to support a shared and unambiguous source of truth defined by Scrum’s creators.”

Carol McEwan, Scrum Alliance Managing Director said, “This makes the most sense for the Scrum community.  The Scrum Guide is based on the principles of which Scrum was founded. It offers Scrum practitioners worldwide a common standard and understanding of the foundations of Scrum. This collaboration adds real value and can only benefit everyone practicing, or considering practicing Scrum.”

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