Scrum Inc. Blog
The concept of an Increment is deceptively straightforward. If you just focus on the obvious you can miss some extremely important facets. Scrum Inc.’s McCaul Baggett examines why creating a usable Increment each Sprint is critical to success, and how to decompose backlogs to ensure you’re delivering value.
Effective leadership is critical for any organization. But what can a leadership team deliver in a single Sprint? What are their Increments? Scrum Inc.’s Matthew Jacobs explores how leadership can identify their Increments and how they can balance the strategic and tactical nature of their work.
The reasons are many; their work is too fluid; too dynamic. They don’t support a single project. They are a different animal. Scrum Inc.’s Robert Woods regularly hears these concerns from Shared Services teams. It’s time to dispel these myths.
Problem: We needed a new compensation system… In this article will we explore how to create something workable in increments, but also how creating and iterating in this way has the added bonus of helping with change management!
Monotype, an on-demand digital typesetting and typeface design services company and longtime client, implemented Scrum in their sales teams to maximize their pipeline, improve team culture, and find opportunities to enhance prioritization during the pandemic.
Generally, at organizations, big decisions are made far away from those tasked with carrying them out. Vision and priorities are little more than concepts unless teams are empowered to make them a reality. Scrum Inc.’s Jack Harmening and Kendra West share this Scrum Success story.
Problem: As Human Resource or People Operations folks, or as folks in any type of operational role for that matter, LOTS of unplanned work is a reality and a necessity. But, it takes away our focus. It drives us to multitask, which we know, from lots of research, decreases our productivity. All of that context switching slows us down. We have projects to get done! Change to manage!
Prioritization is an important step in achieving success at every level of an organization. However, it is not the first step you should be taking. Scrum Inc.’s Avi Schneier examines the important, but often overlooked act of pre-prioritization.
Few approaches to goal setting and prioritization have the power of Objectives and Key Results. When incorporated into a Scrum implementation, OKRs help turn big, bold visions into actionable goals against which progress can be measured as Denise Jarvie with Scrum Inc. explains.
Lean Thinking is starting to make an impact on the Design and Construction industry. But Lean alone can only take you so far. Scrum Inc.’s Dee Rhoda examines how combining Scrum and Lean helps companies and teams achieve more, innovate, and deliver.
In February of 2001, 17 prominent thinkers from the world of software met at a ski resort in Utah. Together, they created the 4 values and twelve principles that became known as the Agile Manifesto. On this 20th anniversary Dr. Jeff Sutherland, a signatory of the Agile Manifesto talks about how it came to be.
Goals and strategies are useless without alignment. So to kick off our new People & Culture blog, Scrum of Scrums Master Jessica Jagoditsh crafted an experiment to drive more individual engagement in our strategic planning and goal-setting process.