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The Scrum Guide contains the definition of Scrum. It includes Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together. Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber developed Scrum. They wrote, provided, and stand behind the Scrum Guide. Construction Scrum includes free Scrum resources and free agile resources to make the Guide work for our industry.
Construction Scrum is a team framework to deliver projects with adaptation while supporting design and construction teams to productively and creatively produce work at the highest possible value for customers no matter the project, the challenge, or the situation. Here are some free scrum resources and free agile resources including case studies and a step-by-step guide to getting you started.
How do the critical path method (traditional waterfall project management), Last Planner System, and Construction Scrum work or fight? Jason and Felipe dug into this and how some Lean practitioners neglect to PDCA their approaches, tools, and methods. Jason Schroeder is the owner of Elevate Construction and author of several of Felipe's favorite books. This dialogue is full of free Scrum resources and includes free agile resources such as applications in construction.
Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better products and services faster and with people having a good time doing it. Free scrum resources and free agile resources are discussed throughout this interview with Jeff Sutherland, Scrum co-creator, and Scrum Inc. Principal, Dee Rhoda, including why design & construction companies are implementing construction Scrum to:
✅ gain market advantage
✅ honor people to increase pride in work well done
✅ drive towards desired outcomes
✅ deliver projects on-time
✅ deliver on-budget
✅ meet customer expectations
Ask me anything, especially about Construction Scrum. Find out why I woke up at 4AM on a Sunday with excitement to be asked anything about Scrum in design and construction. This live stream if full of free Scrum resources and free agile resources and visuals. Lucien Zoll, Scrum Inc., joined me to talk about construction and how the Last Planner System® of Production Controls enables more Agile project management.
The research is out on multitasking. It impacts attention focus and affects people’s lives. Read here to learn more about multitasking and interruptions research involving people in domains ranging from information workers in the workplace to college students in their academic life. Construction Scrum practitioners know that these free Scrum resources are part of the free agile resources influencing how to implement better Scrum practices.
Project Management Institute (PMI) announced the acquisition of Disciplined Agile (DA). The DA toolkit is a comprehensive agile body of knowledge (BOK). It guides to help individuals, teams, and enterprises to choose their “way of working” in a context-specific way. Construction Scrum is a specific industry application of the framework, one of many free agile resources are the online continuing education courses at PMI that include many free Scrum resources as well such as webinars and papers.
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Do you work in the construction industry? Have you noticed how much harder it is to work as compared to a decade ago? Superintendent Joe Donarumo shares why and what people are up against today. The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people like Joe are working to make building easier, better, and faster share how.
The construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy, with about $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. However, the industry’s productivity has trailed that of other sectors for decades, and there is a $1.6 trillion opportunity to close the gap based on data gathered since 2017.
Scrum patterns evolved from earlier work on organizational patterns. The Organizational Patterns book was also built on several earlier publications. Ikujiro Nonaka notes that the early publication of these works at a pattern conference was a development intermediary to his work and Scrum. Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, credits the patterns as one of the inputs to early Scrum. The Construction Scrum book includes adaptations to the patterns and part of chapter five is available as one of the free Scrum resources. The patterns are an example of free agile resources for any Scrum team.
Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) was a British general and founder of the modern Scouting movement.
“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.”
Welcome fellow design and construction Scrum practitioners! Scrum continues to be adopted in the construction industry worldwide. This board's resources are designed to help sustain the adoption of the Scrum framework.
The PDSA Cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act) is a systematic process for gaining valuable learning and knowledge for the continual improvement of a product, process, or service. Also known as the Deming Wheel, or Deming Cycle, this integrated learning-improvement model was first introduced to Dr. Deming by his mentor, Walter Shewhart of the famous Bell Laboratories in New York.
Scrum is the leading agile management framework. This introductory video is a part of Scrum Inc.'s Scrum Startup for Teams online learning course.
Last Planner® System (LPS®)
The collaborative, commitment-based planning system that integrates should-can-will-did-learn conversations to make more reliable promises and project delivery.
The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. We dig into design and construction topics proven to positively build up people, processes, and the business of building. Podcasts are published at 12AM PST every other Wednesday.
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