Make Scrum Great Again
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Make Scrum Great Again

What makes the Difference?

About the Book

I remember when Scrum was something new, all the Developers wanted to be part of a Scrum Team. The Scrum Master was like a Union guy protecting the team from the context. On the other side, the Management were strongly resisting the change.

Walking the year 2018, many things are different.

For one side, almost all Managers wants to implement some kind of Agile/Scrum workflow.

The demand for Scrum Masters, Certifications and Agile Coaches multiplied.

And for the Developer side, is very easy to hear critics about Agile and Scrum.

Now many Developers don't wants to work with Scrum.

What happened in the middle?

What have changed?

How can we Make Scrum Great Again?

That will be the starting point of this book. Together we will explore powerful questions like:

  • What is Agile?
  • Why Agile works? and How?
  • What makes Scrum to work Great?
  • Which are the invisible points that makes the difference?
  • How can Agile help me to achieve my goals?
  • Is Agile for eveybody?
  • Is Agile for me?

After working 8 years in Agile Teams, I want to share in this book my vision about how to answer these questions.

I hope you enjoy this book and you find it useful,

at your service,

Daniel Ceillan

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Daniel Ceillan
Daniel Ceillan

I wrote my first software in 1989, with a Talent MSX.

I took my first Scrum training in 2007, with Martin Alaimo.

My first coaching session was in 2012.

I am Agile Native, given I never was a Classical Project Manager before.

I worked as Scrum Master / Agile Coach since 2012.

My Purpose is to cultivate an Agile Culture in IT organizations and contribute to change Team working and collaboration around the globe.

My passion is team building and learning nature. I love to think out of the Box, and to help others to.

Welcome to my creative world, take everything you want for your life.

Table of Contents

  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Book Road Map
    • Box 1: Velocity
    • Box 2: Mindsets
    • Box 3: The Scrum Team
    • Box 4: Scaling Agile
    • Box 5: Conclusion
  • Box 1: Velocity
    • Velocity and performance.
    • Team Velocity vs Business Velocity
    • Game: a Treasure Tale.
    • Approximation process
    • Business Agility
    • The Business Values
    • High performance
    • The experience in my personal life.
    • Some Hidden Secrets behind Performance.
    • Close
  • Box 2: Mindsets
    • The Mechanic Mindset.
    • The Evident as a Problem.
    • The worst methods, are methods that works.
    • The Process’ Nature
    • My personal experience with my own Mind Structure.
    • Complexity
    • What is a philosophy?
    • The Human Working Relations Evolution
    • What is Agile?
    • When we don’t need Agile?
    • Mindsets comparison
    • Close
  • Box 3 : The Great Scrum Team
    • Scrum is not Agile
    • The Scrum Values
    • Scrum Team’s Engine
    • The Tyranny of No-one.
    • The Great Scrum Team
    • Scrum Versions:
    • The Great Retrospectives
    • Scrum = hardware + software
    • Scrum don’t works
  • Box 4: Scaling Agile and Cultural Change
    • How can we Scale Agile?
    • Organization’s life cycle
    • Culture is everywhere, every time
    • Step 1 for a Healthy scalability: delay it
    • Step 2 for a Healthy scalability: be Market Driven
    • Step 3 for a Healthy scalability: be Slow
    • Step 4 for a Healthy scalability: Reduce the Budget
    • Step 5 for a Healthy scalability: Establish a “pull” escalation
    • Step 6 for a Healthy scalability: Avoid artificial scale process
    • Agile Architecture
    • Organic Escalation
    • Organization structure
    • Close
  • Box 5: Conclusion
  • Links and references

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