In our work with Scrum teams, we find that many don't know where to start. Or worse, they give up and resign to the situation. In this series, we offer a toolbox of tried-and-tested experiments to improve together.
How does this help your team?
The Scrum framework is a lightweight framework to solve complex and adaptive problems. Although it looks easy on paper, it’s often much harder to do well in the messiness of the real world. Where do you make trade-offs? How can you model the Scrum values? How can you work empirically in an environment that isn’t suited for it?
To encourage Scrum practitioners to explore these questions, we created 52 real-life cases. These cases are inspired by our own experiences and those of the people we frequently work with. Use these cases for your community of Scrum Masters, as conversation starters in and around your Scrum team, or put your own understanding of Scrum to the test.
And no, there is no “right answer” :) The learning is not in knowing the answer, but in jointly deepening your understanding of the Scrum principles and values through reflection, dialogue, and putting new ideas into practice.
This experiment contains 6 free cases you can immediately use. We offer inspiration for when to use these cases and give suggestions for what Liberating Structures to try as conversation starters. If you consider it useful, you can download the total package with 52 cases for a small fee.
Give it a try and let us know how it went!
What do you receive?
- An 11-page full-color guide (PDF).
- 6 Suggestions for when to use the cases
- 10 Ideas for how to use the cases with Liberating Structures
- We take you through the flow of the experiment in great detail.
- The PDF outlines additional resources and useful reading, both to prepare and to distribute afterward.
- Download the free Scrum framework poster and use it to discuss the Scrum cases
- Get our book the "Zombie Scrum Survival Guide";
- Explore our paper "10 Powerful Experiments to Overcome Zombie Scrum"
- Read our whitepaper where we explain the Scrum framework, and its principles and values, in our own words.