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 in one place consistently for your team, or for your own personal records.
That's the problem that Scrum Templates That Work can help you solve.
What Are Scrum Templates?
This quarterly set of blank templates and corresponding guides for running the four key 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. And they stay together in one book, providing a personal record of the quarter's activities so you can refer back to them whenever you want to.
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.
This quarterly Scrum Templates That Work notebook contains enough copies of each template for a full business quarter. The templates are versatile and unopinionated, with instructions to support taking consistent notes on all your scrum rituals, no matter how you choose to run scrum for your team.
The One-Week Sprint Edition is customized for one team running one-week sprints for a full three months, and includes sufficient copies of the blank templates and instructions for:
* Daily Standups
* Sprint Plannings
* Sprint Demos
* Sprint Retrospectives
Are They Any Good?
These templates were developed by M. David Green, author of Scrum: Novice to Ninja, agile coach, and the founder of Agile That Works (AgileThatWorks.com), a consultancy that helps people in engineering organizations collaborate to make constant improvement a daily practice.
With over 10,000 hours of experience as a scrum practitioner, scrum master, and agile program manager, David currently coaches organizations, teams, and scrum masters. He also promotes continuous and sustainable improvement through his podcast, Hack the Process (HackTheProcess.com), which showcases the skill of moving beyond planning and into action.
David has a degree from UC Berkeley in the Social Science of Telecommunications, and later earned his MBA in Organizational Behavior. He developed his approach to Agile while working in companies from Fortune 100 giants to tiny high-tech startups in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.