Why Your Focus Should Not Be On Learning Scrum But On Being Effective With Scrum

March 12, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scrum can be a great team-level framework. However, learning Scrum itself is not enough. In other words, it's not the framework we're interested in-it's the benefits it provides. Scrum itself is very simple: 3 roles, 5 events and 4 artifacts. If you are planning on going Agile with Scrum you need to understand the following:

  1. what Agile will get you
  2. why and when you should be using Scrum to achieve this
  3. what you need to add to Scrum for your particular situation to make your teams effective

Given that Scrum has been around for over 2 decades, what most teams need to start with is well known. Our belief is that Scrum training should provide both the framework _and_ what is needed to get teams to start. They should not have to re-invent the wheel. 

To see how we do this go to What You Need to Get Started With Scrum

If you're looking for help for your Scrum teams please drop me a line.

Al Shalloway

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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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