Tag Archives: Scrum

Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

Christiaan Verwijs — February 6, 2020 A while ago, I received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled “Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity” (Heylighen & Vidal, 2007). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called “Getting Things Done” (GTD; Allen, 2001). The authors apply … Continue reading Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works

Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

Stefan Wolpers — January 14, 2020 TL; DR: Product Mindset and Ownership in Scrum Teams There is one product, one Product Owner, one Product Backlog — a simple rule. How is that supposed to scale, you might ask, isn’t that approach turning the Product Owner into the Scrum team’s bottleneck, impeding value creation rather than … Continue reading Product Mindset: Encouraging Ownership in a Scrum Team

Getting a New Scrum Team Started (Part 1 of 2)

Chris Belknap — January 10, 2020 The Scrum Guide provides no reference or guidance on how to get started with Scrum. That’s because Scrum is a lightweight, minimal framework to encourage self-organization. I have heard it stated that Scrum is intentionally incomplete. There are no special Sprints in Scrum, such as Sprint Zeros, either, which … Continue reading Getting a New Scrum Team Started (Part 1 of 2)