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
Sahin Guvenilir — February 5, 2020 As a servant leader, a Scrum Master focuses on the needs of others, before her/his needs. “Reveal, not resolve” mentality plays an important role in this context. Because any time the Scrum Master steps in and takes action on behalf of the team, this may create two negative impacts: … Continue reading When Should a Scrum Master Step in and Take an Action?
Jean-Paul Bayley — January 22, 2020 Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” all the time. The answer is an emphatic, “Of course!” However, what do you mean by “Kanban”? If you are talking about Kanban as a strategy for optimizing the flow of value through a process that uses a … Continue reading Can Kanban and Scrum Work Together?
Stefan Wolpers — January 21, 2020 TL; DR: Scrum Mastery How to make Scrum work? Read on to learn more about my top three objectives for Scrum Masters striving to achieve Scrum Mastery. The Top Three Objectives Achieving Scrum Mastery is no rocket-science: Make sure that the Scrum Team delivers a valuable, potentially shippable Product … Continue reading Scrum Mastery in 300 Words
Cesario Ramos — January 19, 2020 In my first article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. The second article explained how to select the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an … Continue reading Scrum Patterns in Practice
Cesario Ramos — January 17, 2020 In my first article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. The second article explained how to select the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an … Continue reading Applying Scrum Patterns in Practice
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
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)
Cesario Ramos — January 7, 2020 In my earlier article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. Scrum Pattern Languages The patterns in our book organized into two … Continue reading How to Select Scrum Patterns
Alasdair Macleod — January 6, 2020 The Basics Within the scrum process, there are eleven basic elements that make up the framework. 3 roles, 3 artifacts, and 5 events. Practitioners need to learn to apply and understand the principles behind these in order to obtain the full benefits of the scrum process. As well as … Continue reading The Scrum Process Explained