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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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Getting to Done

Getting to Done The second value in the Agile Manifesto is to have working product at the end of every sprint. Yet only 20% of teams that call themselves ‘Agile’ actually do. There is a lot of bad agile out there. It doesn’t have to be this way. Getting to Done isn’t…

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Scrum Fundamentals

Scrum Fundamentals Scrum Fundamentals is designed to help get new teams up and running and more experienced Teams back on track. If you want to get more out of Scrum than you are getting, this course can fine tune your current practices by explaining...

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Scrum in Sales

Scrum in Sales Scrum has it’s roots in software development, but it is often applied in other domains. Manufacturing, education, contracting, defense, even non-profit work. One area of early success in adopting Scrum has been sales. Businesses that have…

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Muda

Muda Muda, or wasted effort, is one of the three types of waste outlined by Taiichi Ohno in his seminal book, The Toyota Production System. (See the slides for a breakdown of all three forms of Waste.) Estimated time for this course: 15 minutes Audience: Beginner...

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Agile Testing

Agile Testing This webinar covers the rigorous development and testing practices used by the fastest Scrum teams. Using real world examples gathered from years of experience, Scrum Inc.’s Joe Justice and Agile42’s Dave Sharrock explain how to implement both practical…

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Interrupt Pattern

Interrupt Pattern Interrupts happen. In computing, an operating system has to be able to handle interrupts or the machine will crash. It’s the same with Sprints. The key to handling interruptions is to expect them. Estimated time for this course: 12 minutes…

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Yesterday’s Weather

Yesterday's Weather Yesterday’s Weather is a Scrum pattern that helps Teams quickly calculate how many Points they will likely complete in the upcoming Sprint. The name comes from the fact that the best predictor of today’s weather is yesterday’s weather. In most...

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Definition of Done

Definition of Done Each Scrum Team has its own Definition of Done or consistent acceptance criteria across all User Stories.  A Definition of Done drives the quality of work and is used to assess when a User Story has been completed. For an hour-long deep dive into...

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Points vs Hours

Points vs. Hours Estimation is a fundamental building block in Scrum. Without it Product Owners and Scrum Masters will struggle with securing a release date and showing velocity improvement. When adopting Scrum the tendency is to continue approximating in time….

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Scrum for Hardware

Scrum for Hardware Scrum inventor Jeff Sutherland and WikiSpeed founder Joe Justice discuss eXtreme Manufacturing and how you can implement test-driven hardware development using the Scrum framework. Learn how WIKISPEED invented a new manufacturing process that can...

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Retrospectives

Retropectives One of the core principles in Scrum is the idea of continuous improvement. Each Sprint the Team engages in an inspect-and-adapt cycle during the Retrospective meeting. Beyond that, the Scrum Guide does not offer much insight into how to run a successful…

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Definition of Ready

Definition of Ready   Having a Definition of Ready means that stories must be immediately actionable. The Team must be able to determine what needs to be done and the amount of work required to complete the User Story or PBI. The Team must understand the "done"...

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Calculating Business Value

Calculating Business Value Calculating business value and using that insight to prioritize the Product Backlog is one of the most important things an Product Owner can do to drive profits and achieve a competitive advantage using Scrum. Estimated time for this course:…

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The Scrum Team

The Scrum Team The Scrum Team is made up of the people who actually work on Product Backlog Items during a Sprint. In a software context, this group is most often called the Development Team. In other contexts, the simple term Team is often used....

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Scrum Master

Scrum Master The Scrum Master is tasked with making Scrum work. They work intimately with the Team, sometimes as a member. Their primary task is to remove Impediments and guide the team in Scrum practices. The Scrum Master does whatever it takes to help...

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Product Backlog Item (PBI)

Product Backlog Items (PBI) Product Backlog Items (PBIs) are the elements that make up the Product Backlog. Estimated time for this course: 5 minutesAudience: BeginnersSuggested Prerequisites: Scrum Framework Upon Completion you will: Know what kinds of items can be...

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Product Owner

Product Owner The Product Owner is the Team member who knows what the customer wants and the relative business value of those wants. He or she can then translate the customer's wants and values back to the Scrum team. Estimated time for this...

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Product Backlog

Product Backlog The Product Backlog is a prioritized list of everything that might be included in a product. The Product Owner creates, maintains, and regularly re-orders the Product Backlog. The Product Owner uses the Product Backlog to...

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The Sprint

The Sprint The Sprint is the heart of Scrum. It is a short, consistent cycle no longer than four weeks. The goal is to have an iteration short enough to keep the team focused but long enough to deliver a meaningful increment of work. Estimated time for this course: 5...

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