Work can flow across the Sprint boundary

There is nothing in the Scrum Guide that says that you can’t have workflow across the Sprint boundary. I’m going to suggest that not only can you, but you should as long as you don’t endanger the Sprint Goal. UPDATE: To find out how to allow work to flow across the Sprint boundary you can […]

I do continuous deliver, why should I Sprint?

Many folks believe that a Sprint is an arbitrary length of time in which you create and release software. They look at their continuous delivery pipeline and say to themselves; “Why would I limit myself to shipping only once every two weeks?” UPDATE: just posted my Scrum Tapas – Scrum and Continuous Delivery which […]

Video: New with Visual Studio 2013: Manage portfolio backlogs to understand the scope of work

New with Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to manage portfolio backlogs to help you understand the scope of work that you have to do.

Adventures in Scrum: Lesson 1 – The failed Sprint

I recently had a conversation with a product owner that wanted to have the Scrum team broken up into smaller units so that less time was wasted on the Scrum Ceremonies! Their complaint was around the need in Scrum to have the entire “Team” (7+-2) involved in the sizing of the work during the “Sprint […]


What is Scrum? Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams, and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems. The Scrum Framework is made up of five values, three Accountabilities, three artefacts, and five events. In this video, I’ll go through an overview of each one, explaining what they are for and […]

The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams

Purpose The flow-based perspective of Kanban can enhance and complement the Scrum framework and its implementation. Teams can add complementary Kanban practices whether they are just starting to use Scrum or have been using it all along. The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the result of a collaboration between members of the community […]

The Nexus Guide

The Definitive Guide to Scaling Scrum with Nexus January 2021 Purpose of the Nexus Guide Product delivery is complex, and the integration of product development work into a valuable product requires coordinating many diverse activities. Nexus is a framework for developing and sustaining scaled product delivery initiatives. It builds upon Scrum, extending it only where […]

The Scrum Guide

This HTML version of the Scrum Guide is a direct port of the November 2020 version available as a PDF here. Purpose of the Scrum Guide We developed Scrum in the early 1990s. We wrote the first version of the Scrum Guide in 2010 to help people worldwide understand Scrum. We have evolved the Guide since […]

The Agility Guide to Evidence-Based Change: Using Scrum to Transform Your Enterprise

Many organizations want to gain a competitive advantage by improving the value they derive from software development. They desire to take advantage of opportunities, respond effectively and deliberately to challenges, all while controlling risk and optimizing the return on investment. These organizations often turn to Agile processes such as Scrum, and embrace initiatives to become […]

Update to the Scrum Guide on the 25th Anniversary of the Scrum Framework

It has been 25 years since Scrum was first created by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland and it has gone through many revisions. The last major revision was in 2017 and this update represents a simplification for 2020. New updates include simplified language, less prescriptive and emphasis on the Scrum Team and its need to […]