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The Scrum Guide is the evolving document that determines the rules of the game of the Scrum framework, together with its pillars and values. Since its first publishing in 2010 as such, this body of knowledge has seen five updates. The last one was performed already three years ago, in November 2017.

This time, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, its authors, have surprised us with a major upgrade that will allow Scrum practitioners to face the next years of the new decade with a renewed and fresher framework. For the first time since 2010, the extension of the guide has been reduced, from 19 pages to merely 13. …

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During the last 18 months I have been working fully remotely as Scrum Master and Agile Coach. In this time, I have been working as servant leader of different sorts of teams: fully distributed teams, hybrid teams with some co-located team members, remote teams meeting only every two weeks to carry out Scrum events in person, or even multiple teams in a scaled approach working each of them from a different location. I have also facilitated more than 200 Scrum events, even remote Sprint Reviews with more than 50 invited participants.

In this article I would like to share my learnings with other Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches whose job, because of the current circumstances, has suddenly become remote. …


Marc Rodriguez Sanz

Agile Coach and Practitioner | Growing healthy teams by putting people in the center of interactions | Working fully remote since October 2018.

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