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How Complexity Changes Leadership

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How Complexity Changes Leadership

How Complexity Changes Leadership I just finished reading Retired General Stanley McChrystal’s outstanding book: Team of Teams. While the book is not specifically focused on Agile practices, it turns out that when US Troops are dying at the hands of a viral... read more

Who Fires a Scrum Team!?

In an Agile 1.0 organization, where a traditional management structure exists with Scrum teams in delivery roles, management fires the Scrum team if they don’t perform. In an Agile 2.0 organization, where the entire company is re-organized into Scrum teams that... read more

Scrum Metrics: Get 4x Velocity

Get Hyper-Productive with Scrum Metrics Hyper-Productive Metrics are tools that help closely examine Teams and conduct experiments to improve their productivity. They can be used to identify strengths and weaknesses, but more importantly they allow the evaluation of... read more

Jeff Sutherland on Aggressive Scrum

Aggressive Scrum The 2015 Chaos Report from the Standish Group shows only 39% of Agile teams are successful – that means that 61% of them are not meeting the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. Aggressive Scrum focuses on using Scrum... read more

The Big M Build Party

Scrum Inc.'s Joe Justice and Joel Riddle delivered a build party at SME's The Big M conference the first week in June. Special thanks to Dan Greening, Jonathan Watrous, and Ila Lee. If you are interested in sponsoring or holding a build party at your next event, visit... read more

Scrum Inc. at SXSW

If you're heading to SXSW, on Monday, March 16th, the Scrum Inc. Team is gathering a group of volunteers to build a car from scratch. No experience in Agile or Automotive Manufacturing needed. The eXtreme Manufacturing Build Party will have self-organizing Scrum teams... read more

Scrum Inc. Partners with Hubert Smits

During my fifteen years working as a Scrum trainer I’ve contributed to a few concepts on Scaled implementations that have been adopted by the larger Agile community. My first words of advice: bundle external experience with internal champions. Also, find the smartest... read more

Live Online Courses will be Free

At Scrum Inc. we've been broadcasting live online courses every month for over two years. In fact this week's course on Retrospectives was our 29th. Until now, we've been charging $50/course. While we've experimented a few times with broadcasting the live event for... read more

Scrum Inc. Heads Back to the Valley

This past fall I visited some of the biggest tech players in Silicon Valley (PayPal, Twitter, Salesforce, Wallmart.com etc.) There were two take-a-ways from those visits. First, people, mostly leadership, wanted to know how to scale their Scrum implementations; and... read more