Driving Continuous Improvement
Find a vast array of advanced scrum topics and patterns that can increase your Team's Velocity. Online courses and classes for Scrum Masters, Scrum Product Owners, and those team members seeking continuous improvement. If you're not a member, visit our pricing and plans page for more detail.
Patterns: Finish Early, Accelerate Faster
Finish Early, Accelerate Faster (FEAF) is a Scrum pattern language composed of a number of Scrum Patterns used together. FEAF is an incredibly powerful pattern language because it will help new Teams establish good practices and take experienced Teams Hyper-Productive; defined as a Velocity 400% higher than a Teams’ initial Velocity.
One of the core principles in Scrum is the idea of continuous improvement. Each Sprint the Team engages in an inspect-and-adapt cycle during the Retrospective meeting. Beyond that though, the Scrum Guide doesn’t offer much insight into how to run a successful Retrospective and how to use the meeting to improve production, quality, and velocity.
All Continuous Improvement Topics
We asked you to tell us about the Scrum challenges that your team is facing. In this video, JJ Sutherland and Jess Larsen tackle some challenging questions.read more
The Scrum@Scale framework is both modular and fractal – not prescriptive. A steady roll-out delivers feedback from the enterprise context and culture which ensures a responsive framework that delivers value faster.read more
Saab Defense uses the Scrum framework to organize thousands of engineers into hundreds of teams that deliver a new iteration of the jet every three weeks.read more
Writing Better User Stories User Stories are Product Backlog Items that are descriptions of functionality. The User Story always takes the form: “As a ______ I want to ___________ so that I can ______.” Our experience has shown that when Teams master producing clear,…read more
Responsibilities of the Executive Action TeamTransitioning from traditional project management to Scrum is a paradigm shift. Too often, leadership believes implementing Scrum is a simple process change that can be delegated. Leadership must own an Agile...read more
A3 – Root Cause Analysis The A3 is a tool for identifying root causes to deep problems and building consensus on how to remedy them. Estimated time for this course: 25 minutes Audience: Scrum Masters facing a reoccurring impediment Suggested…read more
Hyper-Productive Metrics Hyper-Productive metrics are designed to help Scrum Masters carefully tune their teams into a hyper-productive state. Hyper-Productivity is defined as a 400% increase in Velocity over the baseline Velocity with corresponding quality. The…read more
How to Launch a Scrum Team We share our step-by-step backlog for launching new teams or reinvigorating old ones. Three different perspectives from three Scrum Inc. coaches on how to launch a Scrum team and how to overcome the most common impediments. Estimated time…read more
Scrum at Scale™ Part 4 Jeff Sutherland and the Scrum Inc. team present Scrum at Scale™ Part 4. Scrum Inc. has developed an object-oriented model for scaling Scrum across the business. The modular approach allows for the overall system to work together even if...read more
Getting to Done The second value in the Agile Manifesto is to have working product at the end of every sprint. Yet only 20% of teams that call themselves ‘Agile’ actually do. There is a lot of bad agile out there. It doesn’t have to be this way. Getting to Done isn’t…read more