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Breaking Bad Scrum - A Q&A with Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan Ripley

September 6, 2018

Dozens of books address the mechanics and theory behind Scrum. These books are great, but they offer little guidance to those who work on Scrum Teams and are neck-deep in organizational dysfunction—and have no idea what to do next. Let's try an experiment. Rather than trying to figure out what you need or want to hear from this session, we propose your taking over as the product owner and driving the discussion. Leveraging the power of the crowd, Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan Ripley addresses the questions of the webinar and provides guidance and advice to the most pressing questions and situations.  Ryan took real-time questions and crafted them into a session that helps you break the cycle of bad Scrum. Learn what you can do to “inspect and adapt” your way back to a healthy Scrum practice and how the Scrum Values – Focus, Commitment, Respect, Openness, and Courage - can be leveraged to take your Scrum Teams to the next level. 

About Ryan Ripley 
A Professional Scrum Trainer with, Ryan Ripley has experience as a software developer, manager, director, and ScrumMaster at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. Ryan is committed to helping teams break the cycle of “bad Scrum” so they can deliver valuable software that delights their customers. The host of Agile for Humans, the top Agile podcast on iTunes, Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. He blogs at and is on Twitter @ryanripley. Ryan loves talking about all things Agile and promises not to speak in the third person if you come up and ask him a question.