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Top 5 Scrum Workshop Dont’s


There is a great framework for teaching people about Scrum. It is called Scrum. Oddly, many Scrum trainers and facilitators forget about it, creating very incongruous experiences for the participants. We still get caught up in a training mindset, believing the trainer to be the expert, and expecting the group to hang on to our every word. But teaching Scrum is not training, it is exploration [ref]. There are many good techniques for keeping workshops open, dynamic, Scrum-infected, and engaging. There are also many techniques that should be avoided. I may write something about the former in a future post, but today I am focusing on what not to do. 

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"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~ Gandhi

from Lyssa Adkins newsletter for agile coaches

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.

Alvin Toffler on education

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.

Random findings

When I was looking for some e-mails I needed to start my working day, I’ve just unintentionally opened the e-mail sent to us by Alan after the CSM training.
Inspirational reading, one more time :)

"Si todo salió bien aprendieron cosas que todavía no saben" 

For all of you non-spanish readers, my best (probably not so good) translation is here:

"If everything went well, you have learned things you still don’t know"

Agile Anarchy: Dogma-free Scrum 

Right action does not necessarily lead to right thinking.
Scrum requires a mindshift.
If we let go of process, process will emerge.



It has long been my concern that Scrum is treated as a process, or a set of things to do, and that the reason for doing these things is misunderstood, or even missed completely, and thus Scrum becomes just another way of complying to company policy. Recent articles, like this one in the Wall…

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