Starting Point

The "Starting Point" of each Learning Nugget will give you the needed context and focus for your personal learning experience.



The "Preparation" section provides you with the needed information to start your learning experience.



The "Doing" section defines the learning tasks and their sequence for your learning experience.


Learning Sources

The section "Learning Sources" will provide you with all the needed material to learn new topics with your individual pace.

Starting Point

Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive. Traditional development and delivery frameworks such as waterfall are often ineffective. In contrast, Scrum is a value-driven agile approach which incorporates adjustments based on regular and repeated customer and stakeholder feedback. And Scrum’s built-in rapid response to change leads to substantial benefits such as fast time-to-market, higher satisfaction, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage.
Scott M. Graffius, Agile Scrum

Our Session will focus on Scrum as a development framework.

Watch and read the videos and texts referenced under "Learning Sources" and try to reflect on these statements and the resulting implications for your work. Some statements may surprise you at first. Do they contradict the way you work? Or does this kind of work make sense for you?

  • What do you understand? What are the essences of the learning units? What is still open and unclear to you?
  • Which aspects of the Learning Nugget are in line with what you already live today, which feel different, which would you like to try?
  • Is there anything that challenges you in particular? Where can it be helpful to apply what you've learned into your daily business, where could it be difficult?
  • How can you try out what you've learned? How exactly would your colleagues notice that you have applied your learnings?



A learning session includes your personal reflection on the given learning nugget and optional a peer reflection with one or many colleagues in your team. 

Personal reflection

This part shall be done as your personal home work. Your learning session starts with a video that introduces you to the topic, complemented by reading material to deepen your understanding of the subject. Within each learning session questions that serve to reflect on and deepen the knowledge gained are provided.

(optional) Peer reflection

To deepen your knowledge and as a first reflection in a group, we recommend that you choose someone from your team and discuss the reflection questions together.
Of course, this only makes sense if this person has also worked on the same learning nugget.



Additional Sources (optional)

Recommended Books

  • K. Schwaber: Agile Software Development with Scrum
  • G. Verheyen: Scrum – A Pocket Guide
  • R. Pichler: Agile Product Management with Scrum
  • D. McGreal & R. Jocham: The Professional Product Owner
  • P. Lepriconi: Five Dysfunctions of a team

Reflecting Questions

  1. In which role is the Scrum Master allowed to adapt the result of the Sprint Planning according to the wishes of his client?
  2. The team does not understand the given user stories. Under what condition is the product owner allowed to start the sprint anyway?
  3. The dev team debates when a story is done. What concept does Scrum offer to find a transparent and coordinated approach?

Learning Sources