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Agile: Common Scrum Myths

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Thu Aug 25, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200
  • Thu Oct 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200

Class Code

ITS-2137

Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.



Dogmatic rules do not help teams reach peak performance. Instead, relying upon those practicing Scrum will lead to top performance. In this session, we will discuss some of the common myths in Scrum and why applying best practices is not always ideal.

The Scrum framework is used in complex environments where more is unknown than known. For this reason, Scrum is a framework - not a set of work instructions- and dogmatically applying best practices is not always the right decision.

Prerequisites: Review Scrum Guide at https://scrumguides.org/

Goal/Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how the Cynefin framework by Dan Snowden impacts what tools to use in a complex environment
  • Understand common Scrum myths

Topics Covered:

  • Cynefin framework by Dan Snowden
  • 5 common Scrum myths


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.