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Scrum Conversations: Barry and Christiaan talk about Scrum as a heavyweight framework

October 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
The Liberators Network
Scrum Conversations: Barry and Christiaan talk about Scrum as a heavyweight framework
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Scrum Conversations: Barry and Christiaan talk about Scrum as a heavyweight framework
Oct 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 13
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In many organizations and teams, Scrum is certainly not a lightweight process. All the items in JIRA must be in the form of User Stories. Every Sprint features at least one or two sessions where people pull out their planning poker cards to spend an hour estimating items. And there's a Definition of Ready that must be adhered to in order to pull something into a Sprint.

Over time, and with good intentions, many practitioners of Scrum have burdened it with practices, tools and techniques that may be helpful to some teams, but are not for others. And for most teams, these techniques do not help them work empirically. We've been guilty of this as much as the next Scrum Master or Agile Coaches.

In this episode, recorded after day 1 of a Professional Scrum Master II-class, we talk about how this happened. And what you can do to stop burdening Scrum, and return back to its simple and clear purpose: to work empirically in the face of complexity.

We love to share our materials. Please help us by supporting our work. You can do so by giving us a thumbs-up on the platform you're listening on. Or follow us on Twitter, Medium or LinkedIn (Barry & Christiaan).

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Show Notes

In many organizations and teams, Scrum is certainly not a lightweight process. All the items in JIRA must be in the form of User Stories. Every Sprint features at least one or two sessions where people pull out their planning poker cards to spend an hour estimating items. And there's a Definition of Ready that must be adhered to in order to pull something into a Sprint.

Over time, and with good intentions, many practitioners of Scrum have burdened it with practices, tools and techniques that may be helpful to some teams, but are not for others. And for most teams, these techniques do not help them work empirically. We've been guilty of this as much as the next Scrum Master or Agile Coaches.

In this episode, recorded after day 1 of a Professional Scrum Master II-class, we talk about how this happened. And what you can do to stop burdening Scrum, and return back to its simple and clear purpose: to work empirically in the face of complexity.

We love to share our materials. Please help us by supporting our work. You can do so by giving us a thumbs-up on the platform you're listening on. Or follow us on Twitter, Medium or LinkedIn (Barry & Christiaan).

Find out how to do an Ecocycle here:
http://bit.ly/2wMgbHZ

Follow us on Medium:
https://medium.com/the-liberators

Or check out our upcoming events at:
https://theliberators.com/events

Like our work? You can support us by becoming a patreon and donating the price of a beer or a coffee:
https://www.patreon.com/liberators

Support the show (http://bit.ly/2JBbuaY)

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