Our Time-Saving Scrum Holiday Gift Guide!
The holidays are here and the time is upon us for gift-giving. Once again, we've scoured the web for the perfect Scrum-themed gifts so that you don't have to. Take a look at some of our favorite finds...
Scrum Holiday Gift Guide Ideas
People love to adorn their accessories with things that make a statement. And anyone who’s attended a planning session knows that this inside joke is sure to put a smile on the whole team’s face. Stick one on the back of your laptop and watch the smiles travel across the team circle.
Sometimes, you just know when someone is a good fit for you. With this fun t-shirt, you need only glance in the direction of the “one” who has caught your eye and instantly let them know that they’ve met all of your qualifications for ”Ready.”
Define tasks and track the progress of your work with this magnetic, reusable Scrum management kit. Perfect for the office, at home, or on the go, this all-in-one kit comes with everything you need to visually get and keep your projects on track.
The Recess Retrospective Game
Has your team lost interest and enthusiasm for the retrospective session? If so, it’s time to reinvigorate the conversation with a fresh take on one of the most valuable Scrum events. Retros can easily become repetitive and uninspired if not facilitated well. When team members disengage you lose the opportunity to connect, improve and accelerate. Use this monthly themed box of guided games to run insanely engaging retrospectives and keep the team building alive. It’s like a ‘choose your own adventure’ for Scrum teams!
No need to panic. Let your team members know that they can rest easy because...it’s on the backlog. That magical place where all ‘to-do’s’ get captured and prioritized. So the next time a team member starts to panic, take a calm sip of cool water and reassure them that all is as it should be.
Easily the most stylish dry erase board we’ve ever seen. It’s so stylish, we’re tempted to predict that it may not get as much use as it should. Nonetheless, if you want a dedicated space on your wall to house your Do Doing Done list, this item is a must-have.
We’re all guilty of having dozens of sticky notes scattered about. It’s the inevitable result of having too many ideas floating around in our productivity-oriented heads. But after, oh say the twentieth, note tacked to the wall, monitor or mirror, they start to lose their value in terms of actual productivity or tracking. The Do Doing Done stickies help you keep tabs (no pun intended) on the progress of each task. And if anyone dare ask ‘where are we on this?’ you can give them a status update with a mere glance.
We know that Canva is a crowd fave when it comes to time-saving graphic design. But this set of visual templates takes it to another level. Why? Because they were designed with Scrum in mind. The specificity of the templates makes presentation building a breeze. So you can spend less time turning raw data into understandable visuals, and more time making the world of work better by spreading more Scrum.
If you’ve landed this far, we can surmise that you’re a full-fledged Scrum enthusiast (or at least shopping for one). We don’t have to convince you that Scrum already drives most of the world’s top technology companies, and has spread beyond tech to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at many technology companies, Dr. Sutherland began looking for solutions that would have a global impact. In this book, you’ll journey to Scrum’s early days where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement lays the framework for what can help you achieve what others would consider unachievable.
Have you ever heard that business is a game of chess? Scrum@Scale Trainer and Scrum Trainer Fellow by Scrum Inc., Fabian Schwartz shatters that outdated notion. In this book, he notes that leaders in every sector today feel that business is more like a chaotic game of poker—one where you can’t see all the cards and you’re sure some opponents have an ace up their sleeve. However, in his book Fabian shows you how to use Scrum to create a winning hand from the cards you’ve been dealt.