Download the ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ for Free

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The ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ is another free ebook from the Hands-On Agile series of practical guides from the trenches. It covers more than 160 scrum anti-patterns that hold your scrum team back.

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The “Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide” ebook is a collection of articles I have been writing since April 2017. They detail the necessary steps to identify and overcome scrum anti-patterns. The ebook covers, for example,

  • Anti-patterns of the stand-up,
  • Anti-patterns of the product backlog refinement,
  • Anti-patterns of the sprint planning,
  • Anti-patterns of the sprint itself,
  • Anti-patterns of the sprint review,
  • Anti-patterns of the retrospective,
  • Product owner anti-patterns,
  • Scrum master anti-patterns.

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2 thoughts on “Download the ’Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide’ for Free”

  1. Stefan, I have not had a chance to review all your material but one thing stuck out that I want to respond to. One of the anti-patterns you mentioned was ‘being ridged with the Scrum Guide’. I have this discussion with my peers often and remind them that that is a guide and should be used as such. As a Scrum Master I follow the guide in the sense that it works for the team/s I am responsible for. My objective is to create a successful team that meets all commitment they have agreed to. The health of the team is essential. I have proposed to one team, that is very mature in the scrum processes and meets their commitments, that we skip the stand up one day a week. They all agreed and we did a pilot on this and it has worked very well. One advantage that I will mention is that the team is all together so collaboration is on going. I look forward to reading on and discover other things that you relate to.
    Thank you.

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