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Doubling Productivity by Scrumming Leadership

Doubling Productivity by Scrumming Leadership by Steve Daukas | Sep 29, 2017 | Blog If you love to cook like I do, or if you have ever watched one of the many cooking shows on TV these days, you'll understand when I say that leading a Scrum transformation...

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2017 Scrummer Reading List

2017 Scrummer Reading List Last year our team shared a list of our favorite books and it was so popular, we've decided to do it again! This year's installment spans genres well beyond Agile to include Children's Picture Books, Health & Wellness, and Leadership...

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How to Optimize Your Kanban

John Cutler posted a Hackernoon blog titled "I Hate Kanban ..." with a picture of this board. If you don't want to hate your Kanban, you can optimize it using the strategy below. Overview For work that is interrupt driven such as a help desk or call center, a...

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Scaling Scrum at Lufthansa and ScrumDay Stuttgart May 2017

In May I attended the Lufthansa Project Management Workshop near Frankfurt and then ScrumDay in Stuttgart. My keynote for both conferences was on the Shu, Ha, Ri of Scaling Scrum. At the Scrum Gathering in San Diego, I gave an earlier version of this presentation and...

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So you want to be a Scrum trainer?

Standing there at the front of the room, the expert in all things Scrum and Agile. Translating your experience into learning objectives. But what does it really take to be an awesome Scrum trainer? Well, there are a few key requirements: A lot of hard work, years of...

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#SGCAL – The Shu, Ha, Ri of Scrum@Scale™

At the Scrum Alliance Scrum Gathering in San Diego, I presented a keynote talk on The Shu Ha Ri of Scrum. Pete Behrens tweeted a graphic summary. The first point in the orange box is "If you want to Scale Scrum get it working on the team first!" Scrum@Scale™ is a...

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Business Leaders in Japan Embracing Scrum

This past February, Japan’s telecom giant KDDI invited Scrum Inc. to deliver Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner training. Dr. Jeff Sutherland and I traveled to Tokyo to teach these classes. KDDI also hosted an evening event for 100+ of Japan’s most prominent...

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Why Waterfall Doesn’t Scale

Recently a group of professors online asked me whether Scrum at Scale™ works. They agreed that agile approaches worked for small teams but were wondering about large projects. I told them they needed to do their homework and read the literature, also talk to the...

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How does a Scrum Master actually facilitate anything?

I was recently coaching a team and got pulled-in to mediate between the Scrum Master and the Product Owner. It was revealed that the SM felt under-utilized. As I probed for why, one of the company’ s executive asked, "In your training materials, it commonly states...

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