Increasing Revenue in the Enterprise
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Scrum at Scale Part 1
Alex Brown and Jeff Sutherland present Scrum at Scale Part I – an object-oriented model for scaling Scrum across the business. The modular approach allows for the overall system to work together even if individual modules aren’t agile. Visit the full course page.
Jeff Sutherland, Scrum Inc’s CEO and co-Creator of Scrum, talks about disruptive leadership and the inspiration for his book The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time at TEDx in Aix en Provence, France.
All Scrum Leadership Topics
Like any other upskilling or reskilling efforts, companies need a way to determine whether the Scrum training they bought provided the ‘bang for the buck’ they expected. Scrum Inc.’s Avi Schneier examines four metrics you should consider in making this determination.
Their presence is not required but their insights can be critical for a successful Sprint. Scrum Inc.’s Avi Schneier combines theory and real-world experience to answer this often asked question.
HYBRID IS HERE.ARE YOU READY? Set your teams up for success in the new reality of hybrid working.Let our experience eliminate your learning curve. Is your company prepared for hybrid working environments? Struggling to identify the best way to approach this new...
Scrum Inc.’s Robert Woods recently received of an article from 1967. If you peer through the time-space language filter, you will see forward-thinking Agile concepts around teams, motivation, and modern leadership.
More than a year after the COVID restrictions made work from home the norm (and zoom a verb), offices are beginning to reopen. There are, however, points every organization should consider as they plan for what comes next. We’ve created this guide to help you inspect and adapt what ‘going back to work’ means.
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.
Lean Thinking is starting to make an impact on the Design and Construction industry. But Lean alone can only take you so far. Scrum Inc.’s Dee Rhoda examines how combining Scrum and Lean helps companies and teams achieve more, innovate, and deliver.
In February of 2001, 17 prominent thinkers from the world of software met at a ski resort in Utah. Together, they created the 4 values and twelve principles that became known as the Agile Manifesto. On this 20th anniversary Dr. Jeff Sutherland, a signatory of the Agile Manifesto talks about how it came to be.
Goals and strategies are useless without alignment. So to kick off our new People & Culture blog, Scrum of Scrums Master Jessica Jagoditsh crafted an experiment to drive more individual engagement in our strategic planning and goal-setting process.
The use of Scrum in the Design and Construction industry continues to grow. But some companies are not sure where – or how to start. This series answers those questions through the example of a massive project being built now in Sacramento.
The Daily Scrum is not just an Event, it’s an opportunity to replan, refocus, and align on your Sprint Goal. Scrum Inc.’s Scott Downey shares his approach for making your Daily Scrum the most important 15-minutes (or less) of your workday.