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Scrum In A Nutshell

Scrum In A Nutshell

Scrum is about Teams producing Results in an agile way. Scrum Teams achieve results anyway they can by using a simple set of rules to guide effort. We will describe Scrum as a simple applied model so that a central understanding of Scrum can be built. Other complexities of applied Scrum such as scaling, distribution, etc. will be explored elsewhere.

Well-Formed Teams

Well-Formed Teams

Well-formed teams don't just happened. They are created and nurtured through specific practices and ideals, both agile and traditional. Find out what a well-formed team looks like and how to move your team in that direction.

Product Development Reading List

Product Development Reading List

Check out this reading list, designed to help those “in the trenches” with product development and the social aspects of building great product development teams.

The Metaphors of Scrum

The Metaphors of Scrum

One of the success factors of Scrum as an agile product development framework has been its powerful language. However, as with all models we create to help us understand, we need guides on how to use the tools. We will be pointing out the boundaries where the Scrum language can become confusing—and, in so doing, hopefully make adoption and application easier.

Contracts for Implementing Scrum

Contracts for Implementing Scrum

The essential promises required for Scrum to succeed in an organization.