Scrum: What is it?

Scrum is a collection of techniques you can use to prioritize the most important stuff and then get it DONE.  We examine answers to this question using cartoons about a Chicken and Pig.

Scrum Cartoon
What is Scrum?

Scrum. Focus. #deliver

Imagine what’s possible by you — and the entire team — only delivering the most important things on a consistent basis (even when life is constantly throwing new things at you).

Stop making promises.  Deliver and change the conversation.

With integrity and transparency.

Don’t accept mediocrity.  This is possible.

Scrum is a simple framework. I’s not easy in the real world because we are human and changing anything is hard work.

You (ScrumMaster, Development Team Members, Product Owner & Project Stakeholders) must remember this simple concept: You must prioritize the work.  Remember too — everything cannot be “priority one.”

While much of this site focuses on an agile software development framework called Scrum, remember the real world is all about interactions between people and not technology based solutions.

Why this Site about Implementing Scrum?

We focus on answering the question, “What is Scrum?” for you.

There are many great sites about Scrum and Agile Software Development ( get your FREE download to the Scrum Guide Audio Book here).  This site has been around for almost ten years and the scrum cartoons are still pretty popular.

Why? We help you connect the dots between theory and reality in the real world.

Search the site and look around for answers regarding, “How can I use Scrum in the real world?”

If you are interested in using the cartoons in your presentations, include one on your website, or even publish one in an upcoming book, please contact us.

This site continues to evolve.

Focus. #deliver

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