"Wait a minute. This sounds like rock and/or roll."

Stairway to Scrum

​Learning Scrum is like learning to play Stairway to Heaven with tablature

stairwaytoheaven ScrumBook
It will get you here:


But most of us are trying to get here:

The difference involves tacit knowledge. It can’t be learned from a book but it can clearly be learned.  You learn it by doing it and consciously paying attention with intent to improve. In the agile world we have lots of names for this: retrospective, kaizen, PDCA, feedback loop, etc. In reality it is called “learning”. It is the single hardest thing for “agile” teams to incorporate. If learning was easy we would all play Stairway To Heaven like Jimmy.



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