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Scrum Inc. CEO JJ Sutherland explains how an admittedly awkwardly phrased term in the Agile Manifesto points out a fundamental truth all organizations should remember when deciding what their ‘new normal’ will be.
So, what might the next evolution of our employee experience look like? Can we seize this opportunity to really conceive of some ideas and create a better place to work? Spoiler Alert: It will require A LOT of experiments.
Engaged, empowered employees are critical to the success of any organization. As leadership thinks through the new reality of work, honest feedback on employee experience is key to unlocking productivity and potential. We interviewed four people from different industries to learn about their experience during the pandemic.
Scrum Inc.’s own Dr. Mark Buckner has spent years thinking of a way to transform public schools that would unlock the inherent potential of every student – regardless of their GPA. This month we proudly shine a light on the launch of his i-School concept.
No matter the trade, function, or job, stable teams will always be your most productive teams. Scrum Inc.’s Dee Rhoda recently saw how a stable Design+Construction team boosted productivity by 467%. She explores how and why this occurs.
That people’s initial reaction to change is resistance is well known. That is one reason effective change management is critical if your organizational refactoring is to succeed. Scrum Inc.’s Michael Simmons details ways to turn…
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.