Scrum Primer

A good way to learn more about Scrum is to study what Scrum is not.

Jimi Fosdick has a great new video on what’s not scrum?

Here are some of the points that Jimi makes:

* Organizations which modify Scrum in a way that hides organizational dysfunctionality are doing Scrumbut.
* Scrum has very few parts and there is not much to modify.
* Instead of changing Scrum, change the organization.
* Organizations need to change the way they think and what they value to do Scrum.
* Organizations should look radically different after they transition to Scrum.

Michael de la Maza

I am an agile coach and an angel investor. As an agile coach, I have consulted and trained at dozens of companies. Major agile coaching engagements have been with Paypal, State Street, edX, Carbonite, and Symantec. I typically begin with culture first and then proceed to process improvement and business results. I believe in a non-confrontational, non-coercive approach to change in which people are invited to be and act in a new way. This takes the pain out of agile transformations.

With Rob Rubin, an online education pioneer and the Founding VP of Engineering at edX, I recently created DemingWay.com, an online agile education portal that we plan to grow until it has the best agile content and the best learning platform.