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From Good to Great: Mastering Scrum with These 17 Key Focus Areas
Mastering Scrum with 17 Key Focus Areas
Mastering Scrum is not a difficult task. However, many people tend to see Scrum as a mechanical framework for work execution, which can lead to misunderstandings. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of Scrum, it's essential to embrace the 17 underlying focus areas.
It’s about uncovering better ways.
Reveal, don’t resolve.
Ask the team.
Make it Transparent, Inspect It and make changes by Adapting.
Courage, Focus, Commitment, Openness, and Respect.
Empiricism. The events, artifacts, commitments, and accountabilities are typical places of weakness that empiricism should be applied at.
Active Risk Control.
Quality Matters, get it Done!
Feedback, Feedback, Feedback.
Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose.
It is more about people.
Scrum tells you WHAT to do (framework), NOT HOW to do it.
Be a Professional.
Scrum is not for everything, it's best suited for complex adaptive work.
Each of these areas is essential to ensuring Scrum's success. Challenge yourself by asking if you can explain each of these in great detail. If not, it's an indication that further learning is needed. Only then will you be able to apply Scrum effectively and achieve the best possible results?
PS. If you ever want to do your PSM III assessment from scrum.org, this is what you are going to be grilled on.
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