How I Got Fired As A Scrum Master

How I Got Fired As A Scrum Master

Being a Scrum Master can be tough. You are accountable for helping organisations change the way they approach complex work. You are there to help them adopt an empirical approach to dealing with change and uncertainty. While most people will recognise the need for change, …

What Day Of The Week Should We Start The Sprint?

What Day Of The Week Should We Start The Sprint?

In Scrum, a Sprint is a period of time of 1 month or less within which a Scrum Team creates value. A new Sprint begins immediately after the previous Sprint ends. So when we first start to use Scrum we need to decide which day …

TheScrumMaster.co.uk Courses 2021

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Courses 2021

Photos from our Scrum.org courses in 2021. Do you want to join us for an upcoming course? Check our upcoming course dates and register now. We also offer private training. Contact us to find out more. Do You Want To Learn Scrum? TheScrumMaster.co.uk Simple Guide …

Evidence-Based Management Study Notes

Scrum.org Evidence-Based Management Study Notes

Here are some rough study notes that I created whilst learning more about Evidence-Based Management from Scrum.org. These are shared as a revision resource intended to summarise the key elements from The Evidence-Based Management Guide. The notes may not be 100% accurate or complete but …

Scrum Team Charter Canvas

The Scrum Team Charter Canvas

Using Scrum to solve complex problems requires increased levels of interaction and collaboration between people to achieve shared Product and Sprint Goals. When people form a Scrum Team they have to figure out how to become a real team, rather than a collection of individuals. …

Why You Shouldn't Be A Comfortable Scrum Master

Don’t Be A Comfortable Scrum Master!

At a recent Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master II class, I asked the group to write down some learnings from the class that may help other Scrum Masters. One statement that came up has stuck in my mind ever since: “Don’t be a comfortable Scrum Master.” …

Scrum Is Simple!

Scrum is simple. There, I have said it! The Scrum Guide used to describe Scrum as being “simple to learn” and “difficult to master”. I agree it is (or should be) simple to learn. It can be learned quickly and easily in a variety of …

The Simple Guide To Scrum - How To Learn

The Simple Guide To Scrum – How To Learn

Do you want to learn Scrum? TheScrumMaster.co.uk has a range of resources to help you. Learn fast, learn slow, learn online, learn offline, learn via email, learn via video, learn with others, learn alone. Our Simple Guide To Scrum has something for everyone. All materials …

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The Simple Guide To Scrum

TheScrumMaster.co.uk has created The Simple Guide To Scrum. A short and simple guide that outlines Scrum in an easy to understand way with helpful visualisations. Fully inline and up to date with the latest Scrum Guide (2020). Great to read and learn Scrum in under …

The Simple Guide To Scrum - 1 Pager - TheScrumMaster.co.uk

The Simple Guide To Scrum – 1 Pager

TheScrumMaster.co.uk has created The Simple Guide To Scrum – 1 Pager. A condensed and visual representation of Scrum on 1 page. When I was learning Scrum I always wanted a Scrum 1 Pager or cheat sheet to help, but nothing I found was very useful. …

Scrum: The Obstacle Is The Way

Scrum: The Obstacle Is The Way

Scrum is hard. To be more specific, learning Scrum is easy, using Scrum to develop complex products is hard. Scrum exposes many of the obstacles that will prevent us from building valuable products. The way forward is through these obstacles. “The impediment to action advances …

Agile Manifesto At 20

The Agile Manifesto At 20!

Today is the 20th anniversary of the meeting at Snowbird that resulted in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. It’s not an overstatement to say that this changed everything for me! Up until 2001, I had only worked for large traditional organisations. I found the …