“Fixing Your Scrum” by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller

We all heard about broken Scrum. Or Scrum that wouldn’t or didn’t work in my business. Luckily, rescue is on the way! “Fixing Your Scrum” by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller became one of our favorite reads.

A handful of ideas and tools to make your work environment a better place and the delivery process as successful as possible. A variety of anti-patterns that we should look out for or be aware of. And many many great stories. Check out our 61 minutes book review⬇️. ❗

Spoiler alert “WE LOVED THIS BOOK”.❗

In the second part of this podcast, our hosts have prepared a list of questions for the author. Ryan joins them with answers and some insights about the book.

About the book

Broken Scrum practices limit your organization’s ability to take full advantage of the agility Scrum should bring: The development team isn’t cross-functional or self-organizing, the product owner doesn’t get value for their investment, and stakeholders and customers are left wondering when something—anything—will get delivered. Learn how experienced Scrum masters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership, while removing organizational impediments and helping Scrum teams deliver real-world value. Discover how to visualize your work, resolve impediments, and empower your teams to self-organize and deliver using advanced coaching and facilitation techniques that honor and support the Scrum values and agile principles.

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About the Authors

A professional Scrum trainer with Scrum.org, Ryan Ripley has worked as a software developer, manager, director, and Scrum Master at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries. He is host of “Agile for Humans,” the top agile podcast on iTunes. Ryan lives in Indiana with his wife, Kristin, and three children. 

Todd is the co-author of the book Fixing Your Scrum – Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org and VP of the Agile Innovation Practice at Itero Group, LLC. He has practical experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, and Agile coach on a variety of technical and creative projects across a multitude of industries. He presently coaches and trains enterprises and teams across the United States on the Scrum framework, enterprise Agile transformation, and professional software development. On the technical side, he has development experience mostly in the Microsoft .NET technology stack but considers himself a tinkerer with Java and Python.Outside of work, Todd is an avid CrossFitter and holds his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certification which he uses to train people at a local gym.


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