I held a workshop at Scrum Gathering San Diego today on how to define business value. I promise, promise to post some narrative around it in the near future.
Thanks to all who attended. I am honored and humbled.
My colleague Pete Behrens is offering a great new course Certified Agile Leadership Level I, Jan. 18-20, 2017 in Tustin, CA. This course is the first step in a great new Scrum Alliance program for managers, directors, VPs and executives who want to expand their understanding and effectiveness at building truly Agile organizations. Coaches are welcome, too.
If you are an organization leader, contact us for a discount code.
In this post I want to show where Scrum fits in the greater scheme of things now that we are well into the 21st Century. The context here is software development, where Scrum got its start. Scrum is used for many other types of work now but we are going to stick with software in this post. We will see that Scrum is just one tool in the set for achieving business agility.
A frequently asked question in Scrum classes is this: ”Is Scrum best for every type of project?” My answer is “No”. I will explain this answer in three different ways in my next 3 posts. In this one, I will present a mashup four-quadrant model derived from two prior sources that gives us any easy way to compare two fairly obvious work characteristics to known process frameworks. (more…)