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What If No One Was Forced to Do Scrum?

What If No One Was Forced to Do Scrum?

Forcing people to do things never works. Instead, change is a collective learning process, the generation and application of new knowledge. This presentation explores how Scrum can be part of a healthy process of change for an organization.

Travis Birch

March 27, 2018

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    Consultant & Trainer www.berteig.com | www.linkedin.com/in/travisbirch