Scrum Quest

Scrum only has three roles. This is usually the first one people can't deal with
- Geoff Watts -

Process of development


Get a joint picture of Scrum and investigate which parts in your team deserve more attention to improve the way of working.


Scrum is a framework for self-organization of Agile teams. There is a lot to tell about Scrum, but we refer to other sources for this. A good starting point is where you can find the 13-page Scrum Guide (in dozens of languages, including Dutch).



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Jeff Sutherland, CEO of Scrum, Inc. and Senior Advisor to OpenView Venture Partners, discusses the structure of the Scrum process and methodology, with details on how it came to be.

Jeff Sutherland, CEO of Scrum Inc., breaks down the steps teams can use to evaluate their overall performance via Scrum, using what’s known as the Nokia Test.

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To Work

How to use the dialogue sheet, provided for this technique.

  1. Place the dialogue worksheet on a table for the team members to sit around. In step 1 lay the manual for working with a worksheet. Make sure each team member has a marker.
  2. Read the manual working with a worksheet if you have not worked with a worksheet before.
  3. Go through the worksheet step by step, with the team members taking turns reading and facilitating a question.

As a manager/scrum master/coach/facilitator you are fully involved in your team. It is a pity that you cannot participate in the Retrospective because you are too busy facilitating. In that situation, a dialogue worksheet offers a solution. A dialogue worksheet is a large A1 sheet of questions that help the team go through the steps for a retrospective independently. With this you put the retrospective in the hands of your team and you have room to participate fully yourself or to observe the team.


Scrum is a framework for empirically improving IT development. It was developed in the 1980s by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber who continue to release regular updates on this framework in the Scrum Guide at

You find more ideas and techniques to successfully improve teamwork with scrum in our book Connective Teamwork (EN, NL). The book helps you set your team in motion with a practical 5-step plan and 20 teamwork techniques.

You can learn more about and practice elements of Scrum in our Connective Team Coach Training Course.

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