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Scrum Inc. Japan

Scrum Inc. announced a partnership with KDDI Corporation and ESM, Inc. to form Scrum Inc. Japan. The joint venture is out to change the way of work in Japan and reignite the spark of innovation. 

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Framing Impediments – Empowering Teams and Helping Leadership Listen

I have been in a few organizations where leaders say, “we aren’t getting any impediments.” Why would teams raise issues but the leaders don’t think it is really a problem? We have come up with four questions to frame these impediments that allow for the teams to choose their own destiny, become more empowered while removing leadership as a bottleneck.

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Scrum: Get Your Requirements Straight Before Coding

Much of the early history of Scrum was written on Jeff Sutherland's Scrum Blog almost 20 years ago. This may still be accessible at jeffsutherland.org/scrum but needs to be brought forward to scruminc.com so history is not lost. Today, many practitioners have no...

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The 3-5-3 of Scrum

The 3-5-3 structure of Scrum provides us with much more than a basic framework. Understanding the 3 roles, 5 events, and 3 outputs of Scrum also gives you a method to check if Scrum teams are implementing the same practices observed in high performing teams.

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2018 Scrummer Reading List

2018 Scrummer Reading List Our annual tribute to beach reads is back. We asked our team what books they are reading this summer and they responded with some great suggestions; a combination of fiction, non-fiction, business books and academic papers that make for...

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How to Measure Happiness Across a Large Group

An aerospace parts client recently emailed me asking how best to poll happiness across a group of hundreds of employees. Since this is a question we get frequently, I thought it would be a great idea to share the answer with all of you. Here is what I’ve learned about measuring team happiness […]

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Performance Appraisals Update

Impediments of Performance Appraisals Scour the world of business and you'll find few things as counterproductive as the employee performance appraisal. This is not opinion, it's fact. The research on performance appraisals shows that they: Demotivate employees 70% of...

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Scrum Hardware: eXtreme Manufacturing Explained

eXtreme Manufacturing provides the technical practices to test and select the tools, materials, orientations and flows that can give us mass-production quality with no additional cost. Continuous deployment via eXtreme Manufacturing allows us to get inside our competitors’ loop without over-extending our resources.

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Janelle Monae, Dirty Computer, Scrum

Janelle Monae’s list of favorite books includes Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. She wanted to find the quickest way to get quality results that her team at Wondaland Records were all happy with, and Scrum was that way.

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How to Design Office Space for Scrum or Optimal Productivity

I was asked to work with a global architecture firm developing parts of Apple’s new campus. This campus is built for scaling Scrum. Open, flexible team rooms with minimal furniture ring the building, and every five meet together in an open room for Scrum of Scrums and Meta Scrum.

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Why Scrum is the Best Way to Create AI

Why Scrum is the Best Way to Create AI by Tom Bullock, Joe Justice, Alex Sutherland| 04-20-2018 | Blog There is no broad agreement on what constitutes artificial intelligence (AI). Still, this much is clear, we have already entered the age of AI and...

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