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What is Scrum?

Scrum is a framework that helps you apply Agile insights and principles in practice. Basically it comes down to introducing the thinking behind the Agile Manifesto into your organisation in a practical way. 

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What is Scrum?

Scrum originated back in the early 1990s and describes in a set of ground rules how to increase effectiveness of your team and also of your organisation. It is a so-called Empirical framework, so the ground rules contained in the Scrum Guide are based on transparency, inspection and adaptability. 

The core of Scrum

The core of Scrum is working with a multi-disciplinary team to produce short cyclical results. Collect feedback on that result from the customer and/or user and take that feedback into the next cycle.

This means dividing the goal or end product into small steps and discussing with the customer or end user after each step whether you are still on the right track. After all, in this ever faster-changing digital world, it is possible that the goal changes along the way and then, as an organisation, you can respond immediately.    

Want to get concrete and practical tools to implement Scrum? Check out our Agile Starters training and other Agile courses.

Scrum in practice

Scrum touches the whole organisation and that means you have to implement it carefully. Normally, you start from two sides, the business side and the IT side of one domain.

Both engage in conversation to discover things like products, services, vision and roles. Analysis of current environment is part of this to see which disciplines are needed in a Scrum team, for example, or which Scrum teams need to work closely together. 

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Scrum Roles

Within the Scrum framework, there are several roles: Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Product Owner, Developer and, of course, Customer. Learn more about what these roles mean in practice in our Agile Starters training. 

Advantages Scrum

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Sprint, Backlog, Sprint Review, Retrospective, Refinement

All terms covered in our Agile Starters training. This training is about understanding these terms and we put particular emphasis on how to apply this in your organisation or team.

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