What are you defining as „Done“?

Agility is why most organizations adopt Scrum. The actual agility an organization achieves is rooted in how sophisticated Scrum is being employed. Beyond the mere adoption of Scrum, enterprise agility is much accelerated if the organization re-emerges its structures around Scrum. With re-vers-ify I remind people that structures need to be re-imagined, rather than predicted or copied, […]

The Future Present of Scrum (Are we Done yet?)

Scrum turns 21. Thank YOU! Scrum was for the first time publicly presented and described in the paper “Scrum Development Process” in 1995. Scrum is turning 21 years old. It starts and ends with people. Scrum can only last and prosper -across the globe, across industries- because thousands and thousands of people, organized in teams, departments, organizations, employ Scrum to […]

Done is a crucial part of Scrum, actually

If Scrum was to be reduced to one purpose, and one purpose only, that is the creation of a Done Increment in a Sprint. The typical term in Scrum to describe the state of software being releasable is “Done”. All that this state of releasability encompasses is captured in the “definition of Done”. Done Increments are THE way to achieve agility through the […]

The importance of Done in Scrum

In the last Scrum Guide (July 2011) the definition of Done was given considerably more attention. Rightfully, as “Done” is crucial in Scrum. The Importance Of Done The definition of Done is essential to fully understand the Increment that is being inspected at the Sprint Review with the stakeholders. The definition of Done implements the expectation […]

Kanban and Scrum (done or to be done?)

Kan and Ban are Japanese for Card and Signal. A Kanban (signal card) originates from the Toyota Production System (TPS) where it is a physical card that visualizes a pull question for inventory. It serves to minimize stock in a ‘Just In Time’ strategy and is a way to ‘eliminate waste’ while assuring a continuous […]

Russian version of the Scrum Values (including a poster)

While developing my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. I am gratified for sharing that: Konstantin Razumovsky from Proscrum.by (Belarus) created a Russian version of the Scrum Values. Find Konstantin’s full text below.  Mikhail Vyazankin (text), Levon […]

Scrum Glossary (International Versions, April 2018)

By the end of 2017 I updated the Scrum Glossary of my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” (2013). A group of Scrum enthusiasts subsequently translated that updated version to different languages. A first release of those international versions was done in March 2018. The new, April 2018, release of the international versions is now available, as a […]

The Scrum Values

Find the text on the Scrum Values below. A poster of the Scrum Values is available as a free download (PNG): The Scrum Values (poster). The international versions of the Scrum Values is available as a free download (PDF): The Scrum Values (International versions). Scrum is a framework upon which people and organizations develop a […]