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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.
The use of Scrum in the Design and Construction industry continues to grow. But some companies are not sure where – or how to start. This series answers those questions through the example of a massive project being built now in Sacramento.
The Daily Scrum is not just an Event, it’s an opportunity to replan, refocus, and align on your Sprint Goal. Scrum Inc.’s Scott Downey shares his approach for making your Daily Scrum the most important 15-minutes (or less) of your workday.
This month, the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.™ is thrilled to spotlight Ethan Soo. Ethan is a standout member of the Scrum Trainer community and has been critical to the program’s growth since joining as a Scrum Trainer…
Update: See Process Efficiency – Adapting Flow to the Agile Improvement Effort the first of several papers to be published. By definition, Lean means that process efficiency is greater than 25%. The name Scrum derives from watching lean hardware teams. A new team can...
The 2020 Scrum Guide contains numerous updates and changes that make it the best guide yet. Scrum co-creator Dr. Jeff Sutherland, along with JJ Sutherland, Avi Schneier, and other members of the Scrum Inc. team explain what’s new in the 2020 Scrum Guide, what’s been removed, and the reason for each of the changes.
In updating the 2020 Scrum Guide, the co-creators of Scrum didn’t change Scrum itself. What Dr. Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber did, however, was find better ways to describe it. Better ways to explain the purpose of each element in the framework.