Running an effective scrum team requires organization and authority.
But sometimes in the spirit of getting things done, the details of a ritual may be skipped, or a valuable piece of information may get lost in the shuffle.
A scrum master who can't keep track of the critical details that come up in all the rituals, and make use of them across multiple sprints, is at a disadvantage when it comes to helping a team iterate and improve.
Maintaining an accurate and consistent historical record of what happened in each ritual is the best way to support the iterative improvements a team makes with scrum.
But until now, there hasn't been a convenient way to create and maintain these notes for your team.
That's the problem that Scrum Templates That Work can help you solve.
What Are Scrum Templates?
This elegant set of templates and guides for running scrum rituals will give your team a great foundation to iterate on. They offer you the convenience of a clean pre-designed format that covers all the essentials of the key rituals of scrum, with the flexibility to develop your own style and support the way your team uses scrum.
These templates are perfect for getting your new team's rituals started out on the right foot, or offering an experienced team a refreshed perspective on their agile process. They also make it very easy to maintain a historical record that's ready at your fingertips, to reference when needed.
Included in this pay-what-you-want sample packet is the first of four essential high-quality PDF templates for the following scrum ritual:
Each of the templates prints fully on a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, giving you reminders of what to cover during a ritual, and a consistent place to record what happened throughout the sprint.
(The full Scrum Templates That Work package at www.gum.co/agiletemplates includes three additional templates not in this pay-what-you-want version: Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo, and Sprint Retrospective.)
Ritual Guides Included:
Also included is a friendly guide that explains how to use this template. That way you'll never feel as if you've left out a critical aspect of a ritual, and you can avoid losing track of valuable information as it surfaces naturally through the scrum process.
(The full Scrum Templates That Work package at www.gum.co/agiletemplates includes three additional ritual guides that are also not in this pay-what-you-want preview version: Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo, and Sprint Retrospective.)
Are They Any Good?
These templates were developed by M. David Green, the founder of Agile That Works (www.agilethatworks.com), and an author writing about agile topics for publishers such as SitePoint and Udemy. He is also an experienced scrum practitioner, scrum master, and agile program manager. For years he has run scrum, coached teams and scrum masters, and promoted agile techniques in engineering organizations in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley area.
How Can I Get A Copy?
If you want to be known as the scrum master who has all the answers at your fingertips, try this Daily Standup Template, then go to www.gum.co/agiletemplates to get your complete copy of Scrum Templates That Work today.