Filter by

Unlock the Power in the Five Scrum Events

October 18, 2021
A Scrum Event is a meeting. So why don't we just call it that? Why create a new word? Given the poor reputation that meetings have, maybe it's not a surprise. Rather than replicate the name and pain of meetings, the Scrum Events are designed to replace them and be all that you need. The power of the Scrum Events is in the way they're time-boxed and in their purpose. Let's take a closer look.
Blog Post

Top 5 Objections to Scrum (and Why Those Objections are Wrong)

September 24, 2021
I have had the opportunity to work with some truly amazing teams that have achieved pretty amazing outcomes. One thing that every team has had in common is that, at one time, they were new to Scrum. When I engage with teams to discuss implementing the Scrum framework, they often raise potential impediments to adopting Scrum. Below are the five most common objections to Scrum and why they don’t hold any weight.
Video

What is Sprint Planning?

September 14, 2021
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ryan Brook describes Sprint Planning, its purpose, effective ways to facilitate it, goals, outcomes, and why it is such an important event in Scrum.
Video

Using Jira to Practice Professional Scrum

May 25, 2021
In this video series, Scrum.org has worked with Atlassian University to design a set of videos to help Scrum practitioners improve how they use Jira while practicing Professional Scrum. This series is ongoing and will continue to evolve and grow over time.

Why, What, How - Sprint Planning

November 18, 2020
In the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Planning section has had a very welcome update. Every part of Scrum has a purpose, a reason to why it's included in the framework, and this update made the purpose - raison d'etre - of the Sprint Planning clearer. Let's see how!
Document

The Scrum Guide

November 18, 2020
Scrum is defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.  The Scrum Guide is maintained independently of any company or vendor and therefore lives on a brand neutral site.  The Scrum Guide is translated and available in over 30 languages.

The Sprint Planning Checklist

November 9, 2020
A Sprint Planning checklist? How dare you: Agile is a mindset, not a methodology. It is a journey, not a destination. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and what else could you possibly cover with a checklist, the mother of all standardized processes?
Case Study

Building Understanding Between Scrum Teams and Management with Liberating Structures

July 26, 2020
Philips, with their roots in complexity science, used both the Scrum framework and Liberating Structures to help people navigate challenges, from small to complex, by working together effectively. This case study is the first in a series to demonstrate how Scrum Teams (can) use Liberating Structures to deliver more value to their stakeholders. Each case study focuses on how one particular Liberating Structure was used to help Scrum Teams overcome a the company challenge frequently experienced by many teams.

Hiren's Secret Conversation With Covid.

May 3, 2020
*Covid is a fictional character based on my imagination that represents the strain of CoronaVirus that is causing the disease Covid-19. This is just a very simple and sincere attempt to put my knowledge and understanding about Covid-19 to test in this article and I tried making the connection with Scrum. I hope you enjoy it.

Examples Of Real Sprint Goals: And the reasoning and considerations that shaped them

April 27, 2020
Although most people see the value of Sprint Goals, how to create them is a huge source of confusion and frustration. Is the Spring Goal there before the Sprint Backlog? How do you create a Sprint Goal out of the unrelated set of items at the top of your Product Backlog? And should everything on the Sprint Backlog be related to the Sprint Goal? In this post I work from examples of a real product, and the Sprint Goals we used there, to answer those questions.