Adam Weisbart

Adam Weisbart


Adam Weisbart

Talk: Magical Scrum Diagnosis

Use paper, scissors, and glue to assess Scrum knowledge instantly
It’s hard to assess someones Scrum knowledge just by asking questions. Perhaps you’ve tried when hiring a ScrumMaster, or as an agile coach helping a team. People may answer well, but are you sure they have a deep understanding of Scrum? After this workshop you’ll have a magic tool for assessing Scrum knowledge.

“Adam’s game is not only an effective tool for interactive learning, it’s also a starting point to deeper discussions about the elements of Scrum which challenge an organization. It’s one of the best tools in my coaching toolbox.
~Clinton Keith, Author of Agile Game Development with Scrum

Through this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to use Build Your Own Scrum as a tool for assessing a person’s or team’s Scrum knowledge.

Since its public debut at the 2011 Scrum Gathering in Seattle, this tool has been used by Scrum Trainers to teach Scrum around the world in courses at companies like Intel and Expedia, and in countries ranging from the United States to China. It has helped hundreds of people learn about Scrum without a boring lecture.It’s also an invaluable tool for assessing a person or team’s Scrum knowledge, since it moves the participants away from the standard question and answer dynamic of most “interviews” and allows people to show what they know using physical symbols and in-depth conversation.

Adam Weisbart is a passionate Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach based in San Francisco. He’s the creator of the viral video “Sh*t Bad Scrum Masters Say”, the baker of Retrospective Cookies, and author of the upcoming book Agile Antipatterns: The Scrum Master’s Guide to Traps, Tripwires, & Treachery. When he’s not teaching for CollabNet, he’s likely blogging at (were you can find out more about his projects), or he’s cycling some ridiculous distance on a hilly California road.