Book Club: Essential Scrum, by Ken Rubin


Every Thursday, I’ll be briefly reviewing a book that I find to be interesting, engaging, and valuable for Agile Faculty. Because the Agile Faculty mindset values exploration, curiosity, and multidisciplinarity, these resources will come from a variety of different areas that speak to a wide range of interests, including higher education, faculty development, Agile and … Continue reading Book Club: Essential Scrum, by Ken Rubin

Book Club: Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland


Every Thursday, I’ll be briefly reviewing a book that I find to be interesting, engaging, and valuable for Agile Faculty. Because the Agile Faculty mindset values exploration, curiosity, and multidisciplinarity, these resources will come from a variety of different areas that speak to a wide range of interests, including higher education, faculty development, Agile and … Continue reading Book Club: Scrum, by Jeff Sutherland

What Are the Scrum Roles Again?


According to the Scrum Guide, Scrum teams have just three roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team. The Scrum Master is in charge of the Scrum process, making sure the Product Owner and Development Team use the Scrum meetings effectively and protecting the Team from outside influences during sprints so they can complete their … Continue reading What Are the Scrum Roles Again?

What Are the Scrum Meetings, and Do You Have to Hold All of Them?


In industry, Scrum teams have four meetings, or rituals, per sprint: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective. The Planning meetings is self-explanatory, and the Review meeting is essentially a demo of the work completed in the sprint to internal and external stakeholders. Of course, Agile Faculty might choose to use all or … Continue reading What Are the Scrum Meetings, and Do You Have to Hold All of Them?

Where Did Agile and Scrum Come From?


Agile Faculty is all about adapting Scrum strategies for faculty work. But where did Agile and Scrum come from in the first place? Agile as we know it originated in 2001. A group of software developers, all proponents of different development strategies, gathered to relax at a mountain retreat and ultimately discussed better ways to … Continue reading Where Did Agile and Scrum Come From?