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
Visualizing your customers is the first step in making your best customers the top priority. A well-executed Scrum can help your Team build products and services that delight quickly. But how do you know who your customers really are and what they want from your...read more
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Value Stream Mapping allows your Team to visualize and socialize areas of efficiency and inefficiency across the whole process. The Team can then quickly identify and prioritize the most valuable improvements to customer visible value,…read more
Agile Architecture A key practice in Scrum is to deliver small slices of functionality each Sprint. These slices need to encompass every layer of a system, from what the customer sees to the darkest corners of the backend. This even includes the architecture itself….read more
Agile Contracts As Scrum and Agile practices become mainstream and fundamentally change the way companies work internally, it is only natural that the way companies work with each other will also change. Unfortunately, many procurement departments are ill equipped to…read more
Agile Innovation Innovation is increasingly the key to commercial success, with leading companies producing new products and new features at an ever faster rate. Yet innovation is often seen as uncontrollable – the unexpected result of fortuitous happenstance. So how…read more
Leadership Dashboard How can Agile leaders use Scrum’s ability to make work visible to support informed business decisions and efficiently coordinate teams toward a focused goal? The key is getting the right information at the right time with Scrum…read more
Scrum has reached a tipping point. It has become clear it is the future of work. The dramatic productivity gains are just too great and companies large and small are turning to Scrum either to innovate, or to keep up with their competitors...read more