Dark Scrum/Bright Scrum: From Checklists to Culture

Dark Scrum vs Bright Scrum

Explore the stark contrast between Dark Scrum and Bright Scrum in the world of Agile. This insightful piece takes you on a journey, illustrating how organizations can transition from an oppressive, coercive Scrum environment to a positive, empowering one. It provides practical insights and concrete steps to create a thriving Agile culture. Dive in to understand Scrum’s potential beyond mere checklists, and embrace the promise of team empowerment.

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How to Craft a Tailored Definition of Done with F.I.N.I.S.H.E.D.

An infographic showing the F.I.N.I.S.H.E.D. acronym for crafting a tailored Definition of Done.

Definition of Done A well-defined Definition of Done (DoD) is crucial for delivering high-quality work for teams using Scrum. It sets the standard for what it means to consider a product backlog item “done.” But how do you create a DoD that truly fits your team’s needs? In this article, we’ll explore the F.I.N.I.S.H.E.D. acronym…

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Retrospective Protocol Guide

A way to routinize and practice the ‘growth mindset’, Retrospectives are a protected time for classrooms, learners, and teams to reflect on their learning and identify one action to improve and grow in the next cycle. Retrospectives are one of the Five Self-Directed Learning Routines in an Agile Classroom. To help you implement and practice…

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Learning Sprint Overview

The Learning Sprint The Learning Sprint is a fixed-length learning cycle that includes 5 self-directed learning routines. Short enough for frequent feedback yet long enough to produce something meaningful and assessable. Typically a Learning Sprint is four weeks or less. The Learning Sprint is composed of five self-directed learning routines: Together, the five Learning Sprint…

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Element 5: The Journey

There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the Fifth Element, ‘The Journey’.Growing an Agile Classroom where students are learning iteratively in self is a journey. In any journey, it is useful to have a map. Just as map uses the degrees of latitude and longitude, an Agile Classroom uses the…

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