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SCRUM TOURISM

Hey you! Yeah you! We’ve caught your eye, haven’t we? This means you might need a change. Out of energy? It is time to go out to see new things and meet new people. A simple change of scenery could do miracles.

The idea is fairly straightforward. You sort the legal stuff at your company to bring someone to visit you. The visitor does the same for you at his/her company. It might be a day or a week. Take part in our Scrum Masters Exchange Programme. See how others deal with the same problems you have.

SCRUM TOURISM

Scrum Master Exchange Programme is for you to see that your problems are not unique snowflakes and there is a lot of people solving them right now. Shoot us an info describing who are you, why are you interested in participating and what can you provide. We’ll do the rest.

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WHY DO WE DO IT?

If you practice Scrum (therefore we can call you a scrummer) — either as a Developer or a Product Owner, a Scrum Master, a leader, or simply a rebellious soul challenging your organisation — you know Scrum is difficult and all about hard work. And we know it will get you. Oh, we know it will. Here and there. Now and then. This way or another. It will get you hard. Therefore we want to nudge you in order to get you prepared. ’Cause at the end of the day you, my dear, need to scrumvive.

We love all those challenges, nightly drills and other sleep depriving things that Scrum reveals. And we know that Scrum is all about people and learning. That’s why we created Scrumvival. We want you — the scrummers — to meet and discuss, to inspire and get inspired, to argue and ally, but most of all – to learn and fail. And enjoy it all through the way as much as we do. ’Cause failing, my dear, is the only way to gain experience.

WHO ARE WE?

We are a bunch of scrummers with living experience of applied Scrum committed to help you experience Scrum. We are all different, which makes us special. No more special than you are though.

Tomek Włodarek


Organizational rebel. Rule-bender. Rule-breaker. Passionate about adaptive, empirical approach to software development. This way or another involved in many large scale agile transformations in Poland. While not fighting for better software and happier teams he’s to be found under a tree smoking his pipe and occasionally thinking things through.

Andrzej Zińczuk


Empirical and adaptive approaches enthusiast. Developer, manager, Scrum Master. Believes there are still better ways of doing great products and software. Trying hard to unleash the energy and intelligence of others.

Krzysztof Kosacki


Agilist, empiricist, football fan. Honest, intelligent, optimistic and well informed. Famous for the quote “It is the pizza you deliver”. Fighting in silence against the complexity of everyday software life. Knows how to count and use GPS. Still trying to convince others that you can be productive using Windows. Straightforward as a brick.

Michał Michałowski


Engineering nature and rebel soul. Resistant to voodoo-like coaching. From the day one of his professional career he was dealing with complex systems in a large scale organizations. Scrum Master and manager – at your service.

Igor Szwedziński


Explains unexplained. Tirelessly runs little experiments one after the other. A Master of Pivot. Connects the dots, dreams about plans and makes them happen. A true collaboration beast, a Scrum Master, a coach, a teacher, a fellow, an impediment exterminator. Constantly looking for purpose and value. Having fun all the time. Huh… is he a single person?!

Radek Lont


Famous songwriter, banjo player, actor. Starred in 150 movies. Among them: “Lodz nightmares III” – an epic story of a boy struggling with his disease; abandoned by friends and relatives starts new life as pro-veggie-life fanatic, leading a horde of desperate carrots.

STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKIN' FOR?

Awww, c’est une catastrophe! But no worries! We’re here to guide you! Did you know, that you can order and event at your place? Or even get a Scrum Master Guided trip? Hell Yeah! Just let us know, and we’ll be happy to get to know your needs and tailor an event that will fit your expectations.

Hell Yeah! Just let us know, and we’ll be happy to get to know your needs and tailor an event that will fit your expectations.

NUDGE'M

OK. This time for real. Want to host an event? Want to join? Have an idea for a topic? This is so cool. Drop us a line. We’ll reply faster than swallow carrying a coconut migrates in autumn.

You can also be old-fashioned and use email. evilcat@scrumvival.com However if you dream of getting tons of spam from us, we are terribly sorry. We are too tired travelling and teaching Scrum, to send any spam. There is a lot of folks out there that would be more than happy helping you with that.

You can always use facebook. We are too old to really understand what is it all about, but couple of young bright developers gave us a short intro.

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Get committed. Stay focused. Be open. Show respect. Have courage. Scrum values

And do you have what it takes to hold to them?

You've got guts, we know that. We all have to have that special something to keep us going in the motherscrumming world. So we did a little rule-breaking survey for you. And for us. It's too long, and it's boring (you don't say?) and it measures your Scrum Values Potential so we can check how agile you actually are.

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I care that others know what I am working on and what my results are
I do my best to make my work understandable for people around me
It is worth to listen to all team members’ opinions before making a decision
In order for a team to reach the goal, each team member should primarily focus on their own tasks
Not every role in a team is equally important
If difficulties arise on the way to the goal, I prefer to deal with other, easier tasks
I often take on challenges, even though I am not sure I will succeed
While working on a task I try to remember what is the goal that has been set
I respect people who have different character traits and skills than I
I do not feel accountable for the work being performed by other team members
I often do what I am asked to do, even if I think otherwise
I give feedback to the members of my team on how they fulfill their commitments
I express my opinion even if it is different than the judgement of people around me
The ability to concentrate on multiple goals at once is necessary at work
Giving remarks to other employees is not appropriate, because it creates conflicts
I prefer to work alone as too much time is wasted in the team to explain to others how to do the job
I expect people outside my team to share their observations on our work results
I inform other team members, if I notice flaws in the way we work
I willingly engage in initiatives, that require acquiring new knowledge or refining my skills
I always investigate what I and my team can do better
Admitting to a failure or a lack of knowledge is a sign of weakness
Usually I am right and others are wrong
I willingly share the knowledge I have with my team members
I use every single opinion, including critical ones, to improve the quality of my work
I get results by staying focused on the matters that I can influence
I listen carefully to every constructive opinion even if I do not agree with it
I often start a lot of tasks at the same time and they all have high priority
I use the simplest, goal oriented solutions
I concentrate solely on the most important tasks in terms of the goal that has been set
I usually achieve the goals that I have undertaken
I help others, even if it requires putting aside issues important to me
At work there is no room for experiments - one should always use proven solutions
I am willing to cooperate with people having different skills than I
I ask for help if I cannot solve a problem by myself
If there is someone I dislike I express my aversion towards them even in front of other people
Your role in the company
Size of the company
How long have you been working there?
And in general?
We do appreciate constructive criticism. What do you think about this survey?

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Send this nudge to your intellectually improverished boss, lazy ass team or to your nana. Send it to your cat if you allow it on the keyboard.

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