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Scrum by Jeff Sutherland | Book Summary & Review | Free Audiobook

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Life gets busy. Has Scrum been gathering dust on your bookshelf? Instead, pick up the key ideas now.We’re scratching the surface here. If you don’t already have the book, order it here or get the audiobook for free on Amazon to learn the juicy details.Get the full transcript, infographic, PDF, and animated book summary on our free app: https://www.getstoryshots.comAbout Jeff SutherlandJeff Sutherland is a graduate of the US Military Academy with an engineering degree. He attributes his systematic way of thinking to his time working as a Vietnam fighter pilot. After working in the military for 11 years, Jeff became a doctor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The University of Colorado is where he first became interested in IT systems development. He would eventually become a biometrics expert, an early innovator in ATM technology, and Vice President of Engineering or CTO at 11 different technology companies. Jeff attributes this success to following the foundations of Scrum. IntroductionScrum was groundbreaking when Jeff Sutherland introduced it as a way to improve human progress. Some describe the publication of Scrum in 2014 as being a pivotal moment in human history. Its name is borrowed from the game of rugby to emphasize the importance of intense teamwork. It is a strategy integrated into most of the world’s top technology companies. We know it works, but this book outlines why it works. The book explores multiple real world  scenarios to explain how people struggle to conduct tasks with agility and efficiency. The author claims that Scrum strategies can solve this dilemma. Scrum orientation is found at the roots of many modern achievements. Jeff’s system helped bring the FBI into the 21st century, for example. Scrum has also helped to reduce poverty in the developing world. This book is built upon insights Jeff gained from martial arts, judicial decision-making, advanced aerial combat, and robotics. StoryShot #1: ATMs Were the Inspiration for ScrumSutherland first identified society’s flawed approach to productivity while he was helping to deploy ATMs throughout the US. He believed the traditional method of conducting software development, including the “waterfall” system associated with ATMs, was deficient. Sutherland also detested society’s overuse of Gantt Charts that illustrate the schedule and status of piece parts of a project. He once stumbled across a Japanese paper, published in 1986, titled, “The New New Product Development Game.” This paper was written by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, who focused on the importance of cross-functional teams in producing a faster and more flexible working environment. StoryShot #2: The Scrum FundamentalsThese are the takeaway messages, inspired by Takeuchi and Nonaka’s paper, that formed the fundamentals of Scrum:Hesitation is Death - Do not hesitate for long. Instead, follow this series of actions: observe, orient, decide, and act. You need to know where you and your team currently are. Assess your options, make a decision, and then act on that decision.Look Outward for Answers - The most adaptive systems are those that learn from the surrounding environment. They observe the best features of other systems and apply them to their own.Teams Must Be Structured Correctly - For an organization to excel, its teams must be cross-functional, autonomous, and empowered.Don’t Just Guess - Rather than guessing whether something will work, just do it. Plan what you want to do and then act. Check to see whether this action produced the desired outcome and then change your future decisions accordingly. Repeating this step in regular cycles will help you and your team achieve continuous improvement.Shu Ha Ri - This Chinese mantra stands for “obey, detach and separate.” We must first obey the rules and norms that have worked already. Once these are mastered, you can start to innovate. Finally, in a heightened state of mastery, you can discard the initial rules and make unique decisions.StoryShot #2: The Scrum FundamentalsThese are the takeaway messages, inspired by Takeuchi and Nonaka’s paper, that formed the fundamentals of Scrum:Hesitation is Death - Do not hesitate for long. Instead, follow this series of actions: observe, orient, decide, and act. You need to know where you and your team currently are. Assess your options, make a decision, and then act on that decision.Look Outward for Answers - The most adaptive systems are those that learn from the surrounding environment. They observe the best features of other systems and apply them to their own.Teams Must Be Structured Correctly - For an organization to excel, its teams must be cross-functional, autonomous, and empowered.Don’t Just Guess - Rather than guessing whether something will work, just do it. Plan what you want to do and then act. Check to see whether this action produced the desired outcome and then change your future decisions accordingly. Repeating this step in regular cycles will help you and your team achieve continuous improvement.Shu Ha Ri - This Chinese mantra stands for “obey, detach and separate.” We must first obey the rules and norms that have worked already. Once these are mastered, you can start to innovate. Finally, in a heightened state of mastery, you can discard the initial rules and make unique decisions.StoryShot #3: Sprint Cycles Are Crucial For Improving EfficiencyAs humans, we struggle to focus. This struggle to focus is why Sutherland is an advocate of the Sprint Cycle. Sprint Cycles are operating when work features are built as quickly as possible over a chosen period. Sprints are often called time boxes. These time boxes each have a set duration and should be kept consistently so that you can develop a work rhythm. During this time, you aim to move as many tasks as possible from Backlog to Doing. Your Backlog is an accumulation of the tasks or work assignments that are currently unfinished. You should focus specifically on the tasks that can be marked “Done” by the end of this period. Backlog-->To Do-->Doing-->Done During the Sprint Cycle, Sutherland suggests you ask yourself the following three questions:What did you do yesterday to help the team finish the sprint?What will you do today to help the team finish the sprint?What obstacles are getting in the team’s way?THIS CONTENT WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON 5/22/2021.Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary and analysis.

20mins

3 Sep 2022

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#71 Dr Jeff Sutherland - How to create an agile organisation using Scrum @ Scale, Part 2.

Enterprise Excellence Podcast with Brad Jeavons

Summary KeywordsScrum, people, companies, product owner, faster, agile, scale, organisation, big, building, tesla, toyota, product, decision, s curve, create, real, electricity, Australia.We are proudly sponsored by S A Partners, a world-leading business transformation consultancy.Two-minute TipWell, you know, the big things at Scrum at Scale that make all the difference is we have an Enterprise Action Team, which is the management that is running a Scrum team. It's meeting every 15 minutes every day. Its job is to fix anything that's broken in the organisation, the same day or within a couple of days. That makes all the difference. We start the discussion around that. That's where you see things breaking down. And then, on the prioritisation side, we have this Meta Scrum. You say, people, what is this Meta Scrum? Well, the Meta Scrum is just the management, the product owners getting together and agreeing on implementing the product backlog that they can jointly agree on—and doing an app for the enterprise as a whole. And so the tip I would give is to get those pieces of Scrum at scale running. Key Takeaways1. Analyse what value are you or are you not creatingJeff mentioned that 30% of what most companies are creating delivers no value and could be stopped today. Within the organisations, I visit most people are flat out with not enough time in the day. This is a fast way to bring back focus on time. Jeff's story of what Steve Jobs did focusing the company on the right products and removing others when he came back to Apple as CEO was a great one.2. Increase decision speed.When Jeff mentioned that decision speed is a significant contributor to organisation success, I gained insight. When you are a small start-up organisation, decision speed is extremely fast. As you grow, many aspects of bureaucracy, poor systems and culture creep in that slows decision making speed. Scrum@Scale is a way to retain decision making speed and value focus as you scale.Thanks again for your time and knowledge Jeff, thanks for helping us create a better future.Links Brad is proud to support many Australian businesses. You can find him on LinkedIn here. If you'd like to speak to him about how he can help your business, call him on 0402 448 445 or email bjeavons@iqi.com.au. Our website is www.bradjeavons.com.Jeff can be found on LinkedIn here. Thanks again for your time and knowledge, Jeff. Thanks for helping us create a better future.What next?Listen to our amazing interview with Jeff on his background in #6 The Amazing story of Jeff Sutherland, Agile and Scrum. Or watch #6 with Jeff on Youtube.1.     Join our new community, starting in April, 2022. You can start at anytime! Go to https://www.enterpriseexcellencepodcast.comSA Partners To learn more about what we do, visit www.enterpriseexcellenceacademy.com.Thanks for your time, and thanks for helping to create a better future.

35mins

31 Jan 2022

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#70 How to create an agile organisation using Scrum @ Scale, with Jeff Sutherland, Part 1.

Enterprise Excellence Podcast with Brad Jeavons

Summary KeywordsScrum, people, companies, product owner, faster, agile, scale, organisation, big, building, Tesla, Toyota, product, decision, 's curve', create, real, electricity, Australia.IntroductionWelcome to episode 70 of the Enterprise Excellence Podcast. It is such a pleasure to have Dr Jeff Sutherland back on the show with us today. Jeff and Ken Schwaber are the founders of Scrum or Agile, as many call it. Jeff is the author of the best selling book Scrum – the art of doing twice the work in half the time and A scrum book, the spirit of the game. Jeff is back on the show with us today to talk about Scaling Scrum and creating an Agile organisation using Scrum@Scale. Jeff has had a fantastic career which you can learn about on Episode 6 of the Podcast. Let's get into the episode. Jeff, thank you so much for joining us again today.We are proudly sponsored by S A Partners, a world-leading business transformation consultancy.EXCITING NEWS!Remember, we are now bringing to the Asia Pacific region the opportunity for you to get trained and certified by Jeff's Agile Education Program and connect to the associated community. Together, we will help our own and others organisations truly transform and create a continuous improvement and innovation culture. We will do this by working directly with our world's experts and supporting each other. We have the training and a community in English and Mandarin. Anyone registering for a course gets six months of free entry to the community and resource library. You also get access to our time optimisation program to help you break out of the whirlwind, gain back time and focus on what is most important. These additional value offerings more than cover the cost of a course. We have also optimised the community approach to minimise time impact on members. The community runs for two hours each month via Zoom. The first hour is training and Q&A on a key topic with one of our world's experts. The second hour enables us to collaborate and help each other on our excellence journey. Help each other sustain focus, overcome challenges and move forward. You will also be able to progress forward and become an Agile Education Program trainer in the future and help others more broadly create a better future. The Enterprise Excellence Academy and Podcast is a social enterprise; profits go to charities that help socially, economically or environmentally create a better future for our world. There are limited numbers with each training cohort. If you are interested, please connect or register quickly on our website http://www.enterpriseexcellenceacademy.comI look forward to meeting many of you and growing together to create a better future.Quotes02:25min An Agile team is only a piece of that picture, a very small piece. Having agile teams in IT does not make you a winner. The whole organisation has to be agile in today's environment.LinksBrad is proud to support many Australian businesses. You can find him on LinkedIn here. If you'd like to speak to him about how he can help your business, call him on 0402 448 445 or email bjeavons@iqi.com.au. Our website is www.bradjeavons.com.Jeff can be found on LinkedIn here. Thanks again for your time and knowledge, Jeff. Thanks for helping us create a better future.What next?Join our  community and registeTo learn more about what we do, visit www.enterpriseexcellenceacademy.com.Thanks for your time, and thanks for helping to create a better future.

49mins

24 Jan 2022

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T3#089 Scrum | Jeff Sutherland

ResumoCast | Livros para Empreendedores

As pessoas querem ser felizes. Não de um jeito complacente, subserviente, e sim de uma forma ativa. Thomas Jefferson, entre muitos outros, exaltou a felicidade que surge quando temos um propósito. De fato, ter um propósito parece trazer felicidade.  O Scrum, quando executado da maneira correta, faz com que trabalhadores, clientes, gerentes e acionistas fiquem felizes (geralmente nessa ordem). Para quem acredita que deve haver uma maneira mais eficiente de fazer as coisas, Scrum é um livro instigante sobre o processo de liderança e gestão que está transformando a maneira como vivemos. Instituições que adotaram o método Scrum já registraram ganhos de produtividade de até 1.200%.Com base em insights de artes marciais, tomadas de decisão judicial, combate aéreo avançado, robótica e muitas outras disciplinas, o método Scrum é prático e fascinante. Nos ajude a empoderar a humanidade com o conhecimento dos livros? Compre essa e outras obras na loja do ResumoCast lá na Amazon www.resumocast.com.br/amazon Sabia que você pode entrar no Clube do Livro do ResumoCast e debater esse e outros grandes livros junto em um grupo de leitores empreendedores? Saiba mais em www.resumocast.com.br/apoiase Entre para o Clube do Livro: https://www.resumocast.com.br/apoiase

29mins

10 Jan 2022

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Indigenous perspectives in business, with Jeff Sutherland of Ktunaxa Nation

See Us

This week on September 30th, we will be recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Yet, even though most of us recognize the importance of speaking about Indigenous topics, there are few times at Sauder where we really get a chance to speak to and learn from Indigenous people. In this episode, I speak with Jeff Sutherland of the Ktunaxa Nation as he shares his experience as an Indigenous student at Sauder, his work within the faculty, and what we can do to be better allies in the world we live in today. Go talk to Jeff and listen to his music! jeffrey7sutherland@gmail.com @jeff_sutherland   @flint_smoke Flint & Smoke: Spotify and Apple Music https://linktr.ee/flint_smoke Resources Find out who's land you are calling home: https://native-land.ca/ Read the reports from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future (Summary of findings) 94 Calls to Action from the TRC Go beyond the 94, with an interactive resource of Indigenous history by the CBC: Beyond 94 Interested in events close to home? Check the UBC Indigenous portal: https://indigenous.ubc.ca/ Music credits : Ending - Jblanked - Cobie Sample Additional sound effects and music from https://www.zapsplat.com Free to use with attribution, not for commercial purposes

50mins

27 Sep 2021

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Jeff Sutherland: Know How to Overcome Your Team's Limits and Become a Leading Force

With Great People: High-Performance Teams

In this episode, Richard interviews Jeff Sutherland, a co-creator of the Scrum, founder of Scrum Inc., inventor of Scrum@Scale, and a signatory of the Agile Manifesto. He is also the author of the international bestselling book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Jeff shares with us his personal experiences which made him one of the leaders of the IT industry and beyond.Read the full transcript of the episode at https://kasperowski.com/podcast-67-jeff-sutherland/.

51mins

1 Jun 2021

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Jeff Sutherland Discusses Dogs: Canine Nutrition and Oncology Advances

Molecular Moments Podcast

In this episode, Chad sits down with Jeff Sutherland, founder and CEO of Canine Biologics. With over 500,000 dogs in the US and Canada diagnosed with cancer each year, Jeff’s company addresses nutritional needs for dogs to fight terminal diseases based on tumor type. They discuss how Jeff started off as pre-med in college before shifting his focus to marketing, then to dental technology, and finally to IT with a master's in Artificial Intelligence before realizing his true passion…the health of dogs. Jeff shares how he was able to fulfill a dream of living in New Zealand thanks to an IT skill shortage at the time and how his dog inspired him to make the career change of creating restaurant-quality dog food with the proper nutrients that dogs need, and how an oncology vet inspired him to take a leap to create Canine Biologics. They end with a chat about travel bucket lists including the lakes region in Italy near Switzerland, Patagonia in South America, New Zealand, and Japan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

28 May 2021

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Episode 191 – Scrum with Dr. Jeff Sutherland

The 6 Figure Developer Podcast

After 11 years in the military he became a doctor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Sutherland contributed to the creation of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Along with Ken Schwaber, he wrote and maintains The Scrum Guide, which contains the official definition of the framework. Links https://twitter.com/jeffsutherland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sutherland https://www.scruminc.com/dr-jeff-sutherland-bibliography/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsutherland/ Resources https://www.scruminc.com/ https://education.scruminc.com/ Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time The Scrum Fieldbook Extreme Programming Explained “Tempting Time” by Animals As Leaders used with permissions – All Rights Reserved × Subscribe now! Never miss a post, subscribe to The 6 Figure Developer Podcast! Are you interested in being a guest on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast? Click here to check availability!

37mins

12 Apr 2021

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Scrum in Construction - Dr. Jeff Sutherland

The EBFC Show

Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better products and services faster and with people having a good time doing it. Jeff Sutherland, Scrum co-creator, and Scrum Inc. Principal, Dee Rhoda, share why design & construction companies are implementing Scrum to: ✅  gain market advantage ✅  honor people to increase pride in work well done ✅  drive towards desired outcomes ✅  deliver projects on-time ✅  deliver on-budget ✅  meet customer expectations Project teams that more quickly adapt to changes, overcome obstacles and remove bottlenecks deliver more value while having more fun too.  If you are ready to serve a design and construction project team or your organization it’s time to adopt Scrum and reliably deliver your projects safely, on-time, on-budget, and to customer’s expectations. Lean and Scrum together are Jeff's recommendations for companies that want to survive today and tomorrow. Not sure what Scrum is, watch this video to see what it is and how it works. [Updated] Scrum Framework - How Scrum Works Today via YouTube:  https://youtu.be/zVNnEIf_PLY Jeff’s Book Recommendations: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff and JJ Sutherland Certain to Win by Chet Richards Accelerate by John P. Kotter A Scrum Book by Sutherland, Coplien, and The Scrum Patterns Group Business Dynamics, Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World by John D. Sterman Connect with Jeff via  LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsutherland/ Connect with Dee via  LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/deerhoda/ Connect with Felipe via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. Construction Accelerator is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on t his podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your lean Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The EBFC Show Intro Music: California by MusicbyAden https://soundcloud.com/musicbyaden Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/al-california Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/oZ3vUFdPAjI ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

1hr 11mins

17 Feb 2021

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BBM 051 | Scrum - Jeff Sutherland | Jhimmy Rios

Book Movement

Business Book Movement - Notion360. Revisión Online del Libro: Scrum - Jeff Sutherland. Invitado: Jhimmy Rios. Únete a nuestra comunidad en Discord a través del siguiente enlace: https://bookmovement.co/discord See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

12 Nov 2020

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