Fixing Your Scrum


Embark on an enlightening journey through the intricate world of Scrum with our comprehensive Miroverse mindmap! Delve into the depths of Scrum implementation as we uncover the invaluable insights of Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller from 'Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems.'

Explore the multifaceted challenges faced by teams venturing into the realm of Scrum, from misconceptions about its principles to the pitfalls encountered in executing its ceremonies, roles, and artifacts. Uncover the lurking threats of common anti-patterns that threaten to derail Scrum initiatives, including cherry-picking elements of the framework, treating essential events as optional, and disregarding crucial time-boxes.

But fear not, for our mindmap is not merely a catalog of problems, but a beacon of solutions! Navigate through the labyrinth of Scrum challenges as we provide actionable strategies and real-world examples to guide teams towards resolution. From reclaiming the essence of Scrum to embracing its foundational values, each section of the mindmap offers a roadmap to success in the agile landscape.

Structured around key learning objectives, our mindmap provides a systematic approach to understanding and addressing the complexities of Scrum implementation. From uncovering the root causes of Scrum failure to deconstructing common anti-patterns across various Scrum roles and processes, our mindmap equips teams with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in their agile journey.

So, whether you're a seasoned Scrum practitioner or embarking on your first agile endeavor, our Miroverse mindmap is your indispensable companion in navigating the twists and turns of the Scrum landscape. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of Scrum and embark on a transformative journey towards agile excellence! This includes a workshop idea on: Identifying and Eliminating Anti-Patterns.

Objective: Recognize and address Scrum anti-patterns within the team.Activities:

  • Anti-Pattern Identification: Create a Miro board with common anti-patterns (e.g., part-time Product Owner, mini-waterfalls). Have participants place sticky notes with their experiences or examples of these anti-patterns.

  • Root Cause Analysis: Use the "5 Whys" technique to explore the root causes of these anti-patterns.

  • Solution Brainstorming: Develop strategies to eliminate identified anti-patterns and prevent them in the future.


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Matthew Binder
Technical Delivery Manager@Boohoo Group
I'm an experienced Technical Delivery Manager / Senior IT Project Manager / Scrum Master. I live and breathe IT delivery I'd say it's one of my passions in life. My experience is in Retail and eCommerce across Morrisons, Asda/Walmart and Boohoo Group working on digitally focused customer and stakeholder-facing web, app and microservices /event-driven architectures.
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