SCRUM essential cards help introduce and apply scrum

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WHAT ARE THEY?

Ready to use cards that capture the 'essence' of scrum

Ivar Jacobson International produced the cards in conjunction with Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum - applying the Essence standard to build a helpful reference guide to the essential elements of Scrum.  Read more about Essence.

Teams can adapt techniques easily and take on new ways of working without the normal change pain.

WHY CARDS?

scrum essential cards are easy to understand and apply

The cards provide clear and concise concepts of the essentials of Scrum and how these concepts relate to each other. 

It encourages us at all times to keep it simple and light. It is lean - Because it focuses us on the outcomes that we are looking to achieve

HOW TO USE THEM?

begin using them with your team to better understand & apply scrum

Playing games with the Scrum Essentials demonstrates the value of the cards and helps users understand the concepts of Scrum in a clear and concise manner.

It encourages us at all times to keep it simple and light. It is lean - Because it focuses us on the outcomes that we are looking to achieve

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GETTING STARTED

BETTER SCRUM THROUGH ESSENCE

An introduction to the cards and how you can begin using them.

READ THE ARTICLE

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INTRO TO GAME PLAY

PRACTICE PATIENCE WITH SCRUM essential CARDS

This is the first of the game play articles and shows a great way to perform a holistic retrospective on your Scrum adoption. 

We will be sharing a number of games over the next few months.

Get Playing Practice Patience!

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TEAM IMPROVES THEIR APPLICATION OF SCRUM USING CARDS & GAME PLAY 

PRACTICE PATIENCE: AN EXPERIENCE REPORT

"This Scrum Essentials card game provided a whole new perspective on the  team’s performance, attitude and even highlighted some bad cultural  habits that we initially thought we eradicated.” Scrum Master.  

READ ABOUT THE TEAM'S EXPERIENCE

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LEARN WITH PRACTICE MAPPING

To truly understand a subject area it is important to know more than just individual concepts, but also how they relate to each other. A concept map can be used to organize and structure knowledge and depict these relationships.

Learn How to Play Practice Mapping

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HIGHLIGHT UNDERSTANDINGS, MISUNDERSTANDINGS & VIEWPOINTS

PRACTICE MAPPING: AN EXPERIENCE REPORT

"The power of this game is to see inside the mind of others and have useful discussions about the results.

READ ABOUT THE TEAM'S EXPERIENCE

"Over the years, I have heard from teams the need for a tool that helps them accelerate their learning and application of Scrum. This tool provides an easy reference and glossary to make that happen."  Dr. Jeff Sutherland