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Welcome to ScrumLab Open

ScrumLab Open is a free resource that explains the basic framework, roles and key patterns of Scrum. It includes clear definitions, insightful videos from the inventor of Scrum, as well as, published papers on Scrum Practices. ScrumLab open is perfect for the Scrum curious, the Scrum beginner or the advanced practitioner looking to refresh on the fundamentals.

We also offer a more in-depth online course: Scrum Startup for Teams.

You can also improve your Scrum by attending one of our Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Product Owner classes. Advanced practitioners may be interested in reading Jeff Sutherland's Scrum Papers, taking our Scrum@Scale training, or visiting the official Scrum@Scale site to download the latest Scrum@Scale Guide.

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Scrum Guide Revision 2017

2017 Scrum Guide Revision Webinar Watch the Full Video of the Scrum Guide Revision Webinar Please post your comments or questions related to the webinar on this page so that responses are transparent and shared with everyone. The Scrum Guide reflects the...

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What is Timeboxing?

What is Timeboxing? Timeboxing is allotting a fixed, maximum unit of time for an activity. That unit of time is called a time box. The goal of timeboxing is to define and limit the amount of time dedicated to an activity. Scrum uses timeboxing for all of the Scrum...

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Scrum Guide Refresh

On July 6, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, the creators of the Scrum Framework, held a webinar to discuss updates to the Scrum Guide. They also answered questions submitted by scrum practitioners around the globe.

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Scrum in Innovation

Learn how Agile teams are using a systematic and comprehensive innovation framework with real metrics, meaningful dashboards, and a concept called “ideascrum” to power an innovation revolution.

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Writing Better User Stories

Writing Better User Stories User Stories are Product Backlog Items that are descriptions of functionality. The User Story always takes the form: “As a ______ I want to ___________ so that I can ______.” Our experience has shown that when Teams master producing clear,…

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Executive Action Team

Responsibilities of the Executive Action TeamTransitioning from traditional project management to Scrum is a paradigm shift. Too often, leadership believes implementing Scrum is a simple process change that can be delegated. Leadership must own an Agile...

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XM Patterns

XM Patterns Just as software design patterns have dramatically accelerated the speed of quality software development, we are seeing hardware design patterns provide repeatable solutions to common challenges faced by hardware scrum team. The “Gang of Four” format is...

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Scrum for Maximum Awesome

Scrum Beyond Software As Agile practices and Scrum move outside of software we are seeing new pockets of innovation occurring.  In this online course, you will learn how Agile software techniques can be applied in multiple domains including physical engineering and...

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Hyper-Productive Scrum Metrics

Hyper-Productive Metrics Hyper-Productive metrics are designed to help Scrum Masters carefully tune their teams into a hyper-productive state. Hyper-Productivity is defined as a 400% increase in Velocity over the baseline Velocity with corresponding quality. The…

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Scrum of Scrums

Scrum of Scrums The Scrum of Scrums is a scaling mechanism. Scrum scales fractally and by doing so limits the number of communication pathways needed to transmit information relevant to the success of the enterprise. The Scrum of Scrums is analogous to the team level...

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How to Launch a Scrum Team

How to Launch a Scrum Team We share our step-by-step backlog for launching new teams or reinvigorating old ones. Three different perspectives from three Scrum Inc. coaches on how to launch a Scrum team and how to overcome the most common impediments. Estimated time…

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Scrum for Hardware: Full Scale Manufacturing

Scrum for Hardware: Full Scale Manufacturing Scrum for full-scaling manufacturing is an Agile discipline that combines Scrum with modular architecture and Lean/XP practices. This framework enables those who work with hardware to enjoy the same benefits that agile...

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Multitasking

Multitasking Multitasking is a form of wasted motion. Taiichi Ohno, in his book: The Toyota Production System outlined multiple forms of waste. Multitasking is a classic form of Muda, or wasted effort. It happens when people, systems or machines switch between...

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Daily Scrum

Daily Scrum After Sprint Planning, the Team gets to work and meets every day for the Daily Scrum. All team members working on the Sprint Backlog need to attend and should standup to help keep the meeting short (no longer than 15 minutes). During the Daily Scrum, each...

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Scrum Pitfalls Part II

Scrum Pitfalls Part II Scrum Pitfalls Part II continues the conversation from Part I and dives deeper into the missteps we see Agile organizations commonly make. This episode will examine the role of leadership in Scrum and the importance of removing the right...

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