For a while, I have been thinking about writing a series of papers with hands-on advice on how to use Scrum. Note that I don’t claim to know exactly what your environment looks like and how you should best make use of Scrum, only you can figure that out.
No, the idea with the paper’s is to share collection of techniques that I have found to work well. If you find them interesting, you can try them out while you are experimenting to get to a way of working that best fits your current situation.
The format of the papers has been choosen to be somewhere inbetween a blog-post and a book. I will try to make them small enough so that many people will find time to read them, yet long enough to contain some useful information.
So, lets see how it works out! Today I posted the first paper: “Retrospectives, Part I – Getting Started”
I hope the paper will be useful both for newly started teams and for existing teams that are interested in improving their retrospectives.
If enough people are interested, I have a series of papers planned out covering various aspects of starting up Scrum teams and how to keep finding improvements.
The paper can be downloaded from here
So, let me know what you think!