The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Agility is a unique and continuously evolving state that is typical to a specific organization. It is a state that corresponds to the combination of an organization’s people, set-up and history. A traditional (industrial) approach to becoming more Agile commonly creates no more than an illusion of agility. Agility is a specific state as it reflects […]

The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

In 2013 I accidentally created a book, “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”. In 2018 I deliberately evolved my Scrum travel companion into a second edition. I am humbled over the many unanticipated consequences of the accidental creation of my pocket guide to Scrum. I equally enjoyed updating my book to a second edition 5 years later. This time […]

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 (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

With Scrum, a framework is created upon which people and organizations develop a working process that is specific and appropriate to their time and context. The rules and principles of Scrum all serve empiricism, or empirical process control, offering closed-loop feedback control, as most optimal for dealing with complex challenges in complex circumstances. There is however […]