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Contracts for Implementing Scrum
The essential promises required for Scrum to succeed in an organization.
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.
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.
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.
Accountability in Scrum
Accountability is a very important concept in Scrum. Most people don't really understand what it is. In fact, there isn't even a word for it in many languages. . . .