Perfecting Scrum Basics
Find clear definitions and the original thinking behind the core Scrum Framework.
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. Visit the full course page.
How To Launch a Scrum Team
Join us as we share how we help clients launch teams. We share our step-by-step backlog for launching new teams or reinvigorating old. Three different perspectives from three Scrum Inc. coaches on what to do, what the common impediments are, how to avoid the worst and conquer the inevitable. Visit the full course page.
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It’s not about colorful logos gracing email signatures for one month out of the year; this is more important. It’s about fostering a culture that acknowledges that our differences are our strengths, our similarities are catalysts, and keeping our focus on what matters for the task at hand.
Organizations that shift from a project-focused model to a product-focused model find themselves in alignment with the ultimate success factor: customer value delivery. Here’s how you can ensure your organization stays competitive.
Management allows you to determine the measurable flow of value, where value delivery is slowed down, as well as create opportunities for better alignment & collaboration among teams. But how do you know if you’re having the impact?
Which Scrum Master Credential Is Best For Me? by Kamaria Hill & Veronica Ruiz| February 4, 2022 | Blog Your leadership team is ready to support Agile in your organization. They have tasked you with getting the teams ready to Scrum. A little research takes you to...
Adaptive And Resilient Supply Chain Management: How John Deere Uses Scrum To Create Supply Chain Solutions In The Midst Of Disruption
Learn how John Deere used Scrum and Scrum@Scale to accomplish what other major manufacturers could not – successfully navigate the challenges caused by a global pandemic and major supply chain disruptions.
Does the concept of powerlessness reside more in a psychological sense as opposed to being grounded in reality? Scrum Inc.’s Robert Woods examines this question and ways to reflect on whether you have a learned sense of powerlessness and the impact it’s having on your work, organization, and life.
Our Time-Saving Scrum Holiday Gift Guide! by Kamaria Hill | December 6, 2021 | Blog The holidays are here and the time is upon us for gift-giving. Once again, we've scoured the web for the perfect Scrum-themed gifts so that you don't have to. Take a look at some of...
So is the Scrum Master a full-time role? Or can it be done on a part-time basis? Can a single Scrum Master support multiple teams? Scrum Inc.’s Robert Woods answers these questions by exploring four common scenarios.
Organizational change is difficult, disruptive, and often scary. Yet change requires a lot of people engaged and committed to it to be successful. Scrum Inc.’s Dan LeFebvre explains how to approach organizational change in a way that improves the odds of success.
We each have an inner critic. And they can be paralyzing. Still, as Scrum Inc.’s Brian Hackerson explains, we must learn to listen to that inner critic in order to change it to an inner advocate. Reducing the time it takes to make that switch works the same way as reducing decision latency in a Scrum Team or Agile organization.
Creating a program that allows some patients to receive acute hospital-level care at home is one way to improve patient experience and reduce the potential risks of hospitalization. A group of 23 hospitals and healthcare systems have partnered to optimize home hospital care and they’re using Scrum in their accelerator.
There is a debate In the global Agile coaching and training community about whether we should focus on the outcomes or efficiency of teams. Dr. Jeff Sutherland weighs in on this debate and he explains an effective way to measure business agility.
What To Do When Managers Ask, “What Happened To My Job?” by Jessica Jagoditsh | October 1, 2021 | Blog As HR and People Operations leaders, especially if we are an Agile organization or if we are going through an Agile transformation, we start to notice that roles and...
by Megan Freemont-Smith and Kelsey Sparrow | September, 2021 | Blog How To Make Distributed Teams Work? Use These 4 Agile Strategies We’ve recently partnered with two companies that are influencing the way people work in distributed environments. Together we have...
The Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.™ introduces The International Registry of Agile Professionals™ and key changes to its suite of Scrum and Agile training credentials.
Is there a correlation between communication and happiness? The short answer is yes, but there’s more to it than such a simple reply. Scrum Inc.’s Michael Simmons explores the correlation, the science behind it, and other critical areas that leaders need to consider.
Simbex was founded on a powerful idea; helping people get healthy and stay healthy. Learn how and why the medical device company uses Scrum and Agile in their product development.
Is there such a thing as a universal “Agile culture”? Authors Glaudia Califano and David Spinks examine that and more in their new book Adopting Agile Across Borders. It is a fascinating and insightful read for Agile practitioners and anyone interested in learning how to harness diversity.
Should I Be A Registered Scrum Master? 6 Questions To Determine If This Scrum Role Is Right For You.
A career as a Scrum Master is a rewarding one. But is it a good fit for everyone? The honest answer is no. However, if you answer yes to these six questions, you have what it takes to become a Scrum Master.
AGILE OFFENSEFOR BETTER DEFENSE 2021 Military Agility Forum Brought To You By:The place where top leaders in the defense sector dominate new territory using agile implementation. This was a dynamic dual in-person and virtual experience featuring a mix of...
Hybrid teams are emerging as the new normal for many organizations. But how can you ensure your hybrid teams deliver for your customers and your organization? We’re glad you asked.
Great stories told well are the best information radiators. So every year, we share the books and podcasts that have captivated members of the Scrum Inc. team. Whether you’re looking to learn something new, challenge your way of thinking, understand how humans interact, improve your Agile skills, or are just looking for a bit of escapism, the 2021 Scrummer Reading List has something for everyone!
In a perfect world, there would be no systems or frameworks, or methodologies. Scrum Inc. CEO JJ Sutherland recently wondered if frameworks are needed. Here’s what he found.
Psychological Safety does not mean the absence of conflict. It means members uphold their allegiance to the team over self-interest. Scrum Inc.’s Catherine Travis and Che-Chuen Ho suggest ways to ensure psychological safety is more than a buzzword for you and your team(s).
It’s one thing to know that change needs to take place, it’s quite another to act on that change. Scrum Inc.’s Robert Woods explains how the Scrum Values help in even the most difficult situations.