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Are you new to Scrum? Or do you want to promote Scrum?

Start here: Scrum in 5 Minutes (PDF)
Don’t have 5 Minutes? Then how about: Scrum in one Minute (PPS)

Both are excellent papers that explain Scrums in simple terms on just a few pages with the least amount of time necessary to grasp the key concepts.

More Scrum Basics in under 10 Minutes

It isn’t Scrum, if … (Ken Schwaber, PDF)

This is more a workshop than a presentation. Can be used by someone who knows Scrum to play through this with the Team and/or Management.

Expert Voice: Scrum Et Al (Ken Schwaber, 60 min)

I think of this as an Introductory Lecture for Scrum describing “The Essence of Scrum”. If you consider Scrum or are implementing it, this is a must see! Ken’s lecture is both remarkably entertaining and compelling.

Expert Voice: Agile Quality: A Canary in the Coal Mine (Ken Schwaber, 70 min)

Schwaber discussed how a degrading core codebase paralyses a team and negates any Agility gained through process improvement. He proposed strategies for management to identify, track and stop this downward spiral.

This lecture is in essence the same as the above but Ken traded some entertainment to achieve a more instructive approach. If you’re already beginning to implement Scrum this lecture makes people relate more to the concepts and why it’s important to keep the backlog up to date and prioritized, why it’s important to track velocity and insist on a certain level of quality, aka the definition of “done”.

Expert Voice: Scrum Tuning – Lessons Learned at Google (Jeff Sutherland, 60 min)

Adwords introduced a Scrum implementation at Google in small steps with remarkable success. The inventor and Co-Creator of Scrum will use this approach in building the Google Scrum implementation to describe some of the subtle aspects of Scrum along with suggested next steps that can help in distributing and scaling Scrum in a “Googly way”.

Scrum’s Neat, But I Have a Schedule to Meet (Ken Schwaber)

… shifting to these new practices will feel awkward, risky, and uncomfortable. Will the practices really work? Intuitively, they know so, but actually doing it for real is a different thing. This transition is the path of the ScrumMaster—and even if you know the path is the right one, it’s difficult to walk.

Get some much needed reassurance from Ken when the first doubts “is this really going to work?” creep into your head.

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