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Applying Scrum Patterns in Practice

January 15th, 2020|

In my first article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. The second article explained how to select the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. In this 3rd article, I build on the previous two articles and give an example of how to use the two Pattern Languages to develop your pattern sequence. How To Create Your Pattern Sequences? A pattern sequence is the order [...]

Planning an Adoption with Scrum Patterns

January 11th, 2020|

How to start an Agile transformation? What are the initial steps? In this article I explain how transformations could be planned using Scrum Patterns and systems thinking. Study Organizational Context Any collaboration with an enterprise starts with an immersion in organizational context using Gemba Walks and Go See approach. Observing how teams work, collaborate and conduct their regular events is crucial in understanding patterns of behavior that exist in an organization. Why is that important? System [...]

Improving Sprint Retrospective with Scrum Patterns

January 11th, 2020|

When Scrum Teams discuss too many problems during the Retrospective they may lose focus. That results in shallow decisions that barely scratch the surface. Teams are disappointed and lose faith in the Sprint Retrospective. Let’s see how to improve the event with the Scrum Patterns. Too Many Improvements Uphold New Challenges I want to share a story of the Scrum Team I have been working with as a Scrum Master [...]

How to select Scrum Patterns

January 4th, 2020|

In my earlier article, I explained what Scrum Patterns are and why they could be useful for you in your transformation. In this blog, I discuss how to select and use the Scrum Patterns from the Pattern Languages. Scrum Pattern Languages The patterns in our book organized into two pattern languages that contain 94 patterns in total — the Value Stream language structures time to deliver a product. The Product Organization [...]

Putting Scrum into practice

December 19th, 2019|

In 2017 I was talking to the head of the Agile Coach Group of a large bank. She asked me to come over to work with her and help to roll out their standard way of working across all branches in Europe. The idea was that they had invented the best way of working over the last 5 years, and now the other branches just needed to implement their method. [...]