Definition of Done (DoD)

One of the principles of working Agile (and supported in XP and Scrum) is a clear shared understanding of what the status is of the work delivered. To create this transparency between development teams and their involved business colleagues the Definition of Done (DoD) is a key concept. This definition Read more…

User Stories

INTRO – in almost all Agile frameworks, especially Scrum, User Stories play an important part in the way of working. There are various ways of writing them down, different types and views on how much details should be present. There is just not one truth. So, here you’ll find a Read more…

Nexus Guide (Scrum.org)

What: The Nexus guide is the 10 page description of a way to work with multiple teams in a scaled environment. It was created in 2015 by Ken Schwaber and is heavily reliant on the original Scrumguides. So, before reading Nexus, make sure you are well up to speed with Read more…

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master

What: A compact description of the various roles and attitudes a Scrum Master can use to be effective in various situations. Why: For Scrum Masters looking for new insights in the various aspects (and thus stances) that can help you grow in new directions. Preview: Who: It has been written Read more…

Scrum And Xp From The Trenches (Kniberg)

What: War stories on using Scrum and XP practices in real life large organizations. A lot of examples, photo’s and written scenario’s. Why: Good reference material on using and ideas and examples for starting or teams looking for ideas and explanations. Preview: Who: It has been described by Scrum veteran Read more…

Scrum Guide (scrumguides.org)

What: This is the root of Scrum. The core description of Scrum, including the Roles, Rituals and Artifacts. It is compact – still under 20 pages – so it is very accessible. No worries if your English is not profound, it is available in many translation. Why: Before reading anything Read more…

Scrum Checklist (Kniberg)

What: This is the famous unofficial Scrum Ceckklist. It consists of a one-page-fitting checklist. Where all the different Scrum artifacts, rituals and some good practices can be checked. On the second page there is a quick manual how to use the list. Why: It is an easy to handle checklist Read more…

Certification Overview

INTRO – all three major international Scrum organizations have created their own certification program. Differences can be found in the entry criteria of the exam (e.g. you need to have taken class room course) or the number of levels per type of certification. We have broken it down into the Read more…

Organizations

INTRO – the top three international Scrum organizations at this time are described below. An overview of their certification programs can be found here: Certification Overview. That does not mean there are no excellent smaller – often local oriented – players out there. Scrum Alliance This is the first office Read more…

Books

INTRO – How to find the most useful books in the immense collection of literature available? These are the reads that offer a great start and can lead you to new resources as well. The beauty of Scrum books is that they seem to age very well. SCRUM – a Read more…