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Scrum is the art of changing the possible.

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Becoming Agile is no longer an option – it’s a necessity.

More technology changes will occur in the next ten years in the business landscape than in the last one hundred years! Going forward, the speed of change will become ten times faster and companies need to become more responsive in order to survive.

The 16th Annual State of Agile Report quantifies what many business leaders have been feeling for some time – agility is a requirement for success. Scrum is now – by far – the most dominant framework in Agile.

87% of respondents use Scrum at the team level – up from 54% just two years ago and Scrum@Scale is now the fastest-growing scaling framework in the world.

Learn from the best!

Jeff Sutherland, Inventor & Co-Creator of Scrum and Scrum@Scale, is sharing his knowledge and experience to help businesses and teams adjust their practices to deliver twice the value at half the cost.

Since 1993, Jeff has personally helped thousands of companies and trained tens of thousands of individuals, and his company, Scrum Inc, has trained and consulted for many more.

One of Scrum’s key benefits is the ability to move quickly, yet remain predictable.

Meet Jeff

Why should I listen to Dr. Jeff Sutherland

Listening to Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, is valuable for several reasons, especially for those involved in product management and agile methodologies:

1. Proven Effectiveness of Scrum

Scrum, as a methodology, has been widely recognized for its effectiveness in managing complex projects. It aligns with the principle of computational irreducibility and the principles of complex adaptive systems (CAS), emphasizing empirical process control. This approach offers superior speed, flexibility, quality, and cost-efficiency compared to traditional methodologies like Waterfall. Real-world observations and simulations suggest that Scrum teams can deliver projects up to four times faster due to reduced task-switching costs and enhanced flow, leading to exponential productivity increases​​.

2. Continuous Improvement and Adaptation

Scrum@Scale, an extension of the Scrum framework, emphasizes regular inspection and adaptation, allowing for continuous improvement at scale. This principle is crucial in managing autonomous teams where continuous learning and adaptation are key to success. The framework enables leadership to target critical areas of the organization first, allowing for rapid and significant improvements​​.

3. Holistic Organizational Approach

Scrum@Scale extends Scrum principles beyond the team level to the entire organization, aiming to create an agile organization where every team is a Scrum team, and every team member is a Scrum player. This focus on organizational agility is essential for managing autonomous teams, which require a high degree of agility to respond to changing conditions and requirements​​.

4. Empirical Foundations and Contributions

Sutherland’s work is grounded in empirical research and contributes to the field of agile methodologies. His contributions, alongside others like Ken Schwaber, are documented in various publications, including “The Scrum Guide,” and form the basis of modern Scrum practices​​.

In summary, Jeff Sutherland’s insights and contributions to Scrum and agile methodologies offer a comprehensive, effective, and empirically grounded approach to managing complex projects and fostering organizational agility. His principles are especially relevant in the context of continuous product improvement and effective backlog management in software development and other complex project environments.

Recent Case studies

Here are some of the 100+ companies Jeff has
helped implement Scrum and become Agile

How John Deere’s Global IT Group Implemented a Holistic Transformation Powered by Scrum@Scale, Scrum, DevOps, and a Modernized Technology Stack.

The Client Marketing Release Train, which provides the client-facing front end and user experience for the mortgage system, then took the Scaled Agile model that all release trains were implementing and layered Scaled Scrum with DevOps practices on top of it.

This case study examines how Schlumberger partnered with Scrum Inc. to successfully land their large scale ERP implementation.

More case studies facilitated by Jeff and people he has trained can be found in the Scrum Inc. Case Study LibraryJeff is the founder of the Agile Education Program for Registered Agile and Scrum training. Many graduates of his program have published case studies in interesting domains, such as Scrum In Construction.

Any company today is going to have 10x more competitors tomorrow than in previous years.

An Agile business is one better suited to thrive in volatile times.

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What do we do?

Being Agile is not something that a business intuitively grasps. It requires effort and that’s why JVS Management is here for you.

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  • Advisory services for Agile organizations
  • Contracting services for Agile transformation
  • Scrum project management services to accelerate projects
  • Consulting and coaching for teams of executives
  • Presentations & Webinars

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Benefits

  • Increased revenue and profitability
  • More collaborative, cooperative workplace
  • More visibility as a business leader
  • Better alignment on business needs across the organization

What Scrum is all about?

The term “Scrum” was first introduced in a 1986 paper from Harvard Business Review written by two Japanese business professors, Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka.

After years of working in different companies, Jeff Sutherland realized that organizations, teams, and people are all complex adaptive systems. Based on that philosophy, he developed techniques and tools that created Scrum and would later form the foundation of Scrum Inc.

In a nutshell, Scrum is a better way to work together and get work done.

Scrum in everyday life

Testimonials

Prof. Peter Göttel

Prof. Peter Göttel

Professor für Projektmanagement
Technische Universität München
TUM School of Engineering and Design

“Das war ein echtes Highlight. Vielen Dank für die Organisation. Jeff hat mich an Mick Jagger erinnert den ich letzte Woche in MUC noch einmal live erleben durfte. Diese Energie… unbelievable in dem Alter.”

“That was a real highlight. Thanks a lot for the organization. Jeff reminded me of Mick Jagger who I was able to see live in Munich last week. This energy… unbelievable at that age.”

Karthik Natarajan

“Thank you a lot for your contribution towards Agile Scrum and Guide. You are my mentor and inspiration Jeff. Your interviews, Blogs, Books giving me a continuous guidance every time. I am a Scrum Master from India and I have been travelling in Scrum for the last 10 years and I would like to share my humble gratitude to you and your guidance is one of the reason behind my successful agile journey. Long Live Jeff. Take care of your health.”

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