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10 Steps to Integrate Evidence-Based Management with Scrum in 21 Days or Less

September 9, 2021

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Many companies use the steady rhythm of Scrum to make steady improvements in quality or time to market. Over time, they start expanding their focus from optimizing activities to optimizing business outcomes like customer delight, customer retention, revenue, profit, and cash flow. This is when they start gravitating towards outcome based frameworks like Evidence-Based Management (EBM). However, this is when they seem to run into some common challenges…

1. How to integrate outcome based frameworks like EBM into Scrum principles, values, roles, events and artifacts?

2. How to create a starter set of steps to convert the theory of EBM into concrete actions?

3. How to integrate these steps into the pressure and rhythm of Scrum time-boxes to shorten the learning loop?

In this webinar moderated by PST Ravi Verma with Anca Tanase, PST Magdalena Firlit and PST Nagesh Sharma, they propose one possible approach that evidence based Agile organizations can take to overcome these challenges. They will propose 10 steps that can be followed in 21 days or less to integrate EBM with Scrum to achieve these outcomes.

· Crowd-source bottom-up intelligence

· Unleash awesome teams

· Make smarter decisions

· Improve outcomes

· Reduce risks

· Optimize investments



Anca is Head of Delivery at Lola Tech and makes sure her delivery teams work together like clockwork. An Agile coach for coaches, her clients love working with her because she’s all about building products that their customers really want, reducing time to market and welcoming change with open arms. Previously, Anca worked for big names in various industries such as travel, finance, health, education, networking and security and has her fair share of scale-up experience. She is passionate about Agile & Scrum and is currently a candidate to become a Professional Scrum Trainer.



Magdalena Firlit is a Professional Scrum Trainer, Agile Transformation Consultant, and the company's owner Recently, she has become a Steward for the PAL-E course at She has over 21 years of professional experience and over 13 in Agile. Professionally, she is focused on teaching Scrum Agility, empiricism, improving product value, helping organizations moving towards Agility. 

In particular, Magdalena is interested in outcomes from Agile Transformation in companies and running experiments, especially with UX involvement. Also, she is happy when observing how empiricism beautifully works for complex domains and finally increases the products' value.

She is also passionate about the Evidence-Based Management framework, introducing the concept to the organizations since 2015.



Nagesh is very passionate about causing change and improve business results. His mission resonates with's mission of helping people, teams, and organizations solve complex problems. He has been engaged with many Large Enterprise transformations to a Lean and Agile approach, organizational dynamics, and creating high-performing teams.

His Agile knowledge & experience, along with his coaching and training abilities, offers him the perspective needed to guide people, teams & organizations to harness Agile as a competitive advantage.

Nagesh is a certified Intelligent Leadership Master Executive Coach by John Mattone, ACE Certified Coach by David & David. Managemen t3.0 facilitator and collaboration superpowers facilitator. Nagesh is also licensed to use Everything DiSC, STPI 360, Agility Health, AlDente, and Leadership Agility360 assessments.

He is an active speaker at various international conferences like Scrum Day Europe, Scrum Deutschland, Scrum Day India, Agilitytoday, Scrum Master Podcast, and Regional Scrum Gathering. Nagesh loves building communities and has been a track curation for Scrum Master Summit 2021 and Lead Official community meet-up in India.



Ravi is the founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps and a Professional Scrum Trainer. He recently co-founded his second startup - Al Dente, a platform that helps Agile Coach’s and organizations empirically manage and improve business outcomes in tandem with Agile delivery frameworks like Scrum.

Ravi has 20+ year of Software Delivery and Consulting Experience with including Agile Enablement for companies ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people. Ravi is the creator of the Sabotagile Manifesto and Principles, co-creator of the Software Code of Ethics, and co-creator of the Scrum Pulse Webcast and Scrum Tapas video series.

Ravi is a certified trainer for Sharon Bowman’s “Training From The Back of the Room” courses and integrates brain-friendly learning into his training. He is a Certified ROI Professional from the ROI Institute and integrates ROI Based Learning techniques into his training, coaching and consulting. Ravi has completed 104 hours of rigorous training on coaching from the Co-Active institute and is currently enrolled in an intensive 6 month coaching program to become a Certified Co-Active Professional Coach.

As a grateful immigrant to the USA, Ravi felt a strong urge to give back to the country that adopted him and co-founded a non-profit – Agile For Patriots that provides free Agile training, certification, experience, mentoring and coaching to US Military Veterans and Spouses. Since its founding, Agile For Patriots has helped 42 candidates graduate from the program through 6 cohorts and has launched the 7th cohort in May 2021.

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