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  • And when you think that you have truly mastered Scrum, then go and practice some more because you have not learned anything!

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  • Wax On, Wax Off

    Just like a martial art, mastering Scrum only comes with practice, practice and more practice. And when you think that you have mastered Scrum, then go practice some more because you have not learned anything.

    Many a true martial artist will admit that they don’t start learning their craft until they achieve black belt-level. At which point, they know enough about the basics to start putting them into practice, practice, oh, and a lot more practice!

    The fact is that you can never truly master Scrum (even if you are certified!). In a constantly changing world you are always adapting to change, inspecting the results and adapting again.

    In order to fully benefit from Scrum, you and your organisation must fully embrace it – all of it. Just like a martial art, it must become a way of life, a way of doing business, the way of Scrum.

    Although it is arguable that even a partial adoption of Scrum can provide up to 30% improvement over Waterfall methods, there is no point in loosely following Scrum (Scrumbut). This is akin to trying to copy some of the moves from your favourite martial arts films or TV programmes. It might appear to make you a slightly better fighter but it could also land you in hospital or worse!

    As no business wants to go to “hospital”, so to speak, unless they are associated with a medical profession of course, now is the time to take stock of where you are with your Scrum implementation and make some changes for the better.

  • Easy to Learn

    One of the greatest virtues of Scrum is that it is easy to learn. Scrum has only 3 roles, 5 events and 3 artefacts and it does not take the mind of an elephant to cast them to memory, even without fully appreciating them.

    Difficult to Master

    So if Scrum is simple to learn, what’s the problem? Well that is the problem. It is often assumed that because it is relatively easy to learn Scrum, it will also be easy to master it. WRONG!

    Scrum’s Wax On, Wax Off

    Remember the Three Pillars of Scrum: be transparent in all that you do, inspect and adapt.

    Call Agilistix today and give your team a real Scrum workout.

    Scrum is more than a collection of practices, it is a way of thinking

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