Construction Scrum: Deliver Better & Faster Projects

Construction Scrum: How to Deliver Projects Easier, Better, and Faster is the first practical guide for construction professionals to implement the Scrum framework in the construction industry.

The book is divided into three parts: Part one is a series of short stories that illustrate how Scrum works in design and construction. Part two is Felipe’s Scrum story, including the Scrum Values ​​and Pillars. Part three is an invitation to construction professionals to create their own Scrum playbook using the author’s insights and comments.

“My vision for this book is to destroy the myths and assumptions surrounding Scrum and to simplify the lives of construction project managers, site managers and field engineers. This book is dedicated to everyone in our industry who are taking action and making project execution for the construction industry easier and better today, ”said Felipe Engineer-Manriquez.

“With Felipe’s partnership with Scrum Inc, a new Scrum team with a focus on Scrum in Construction has been formed to serve the millions of men and women who are working to build our world. His generous contributions to this team and the growing community of Scrum practitioners continue to have a tremendous impact on transforming people’s work and lives, “said Jeff Sutherland, Scrum Co-Founder and CEO of Scrum Inc.

5 ways to start using Scrum today

1. Choose to be patient with yourself during this experiment, doing one thing at a time. Multitasking is a myth.

2. Make a commitment to accomplish a goal this week. Write it down and put it on top of the scrum board so it can be seen daily.

3. List three to five tasks that you think will help you achieve your goal. Write each task on a separate sticky note. A best practice is to save tasks at time intervals that allow you to do them in one work day.

4. Prioritize the tasks in the “To Do” list sorted by priority. The first task is the most important in getting you closer to your goal. Subsequent tags in the stack visually indicate the descending order of priority. The lower part of the column is reserved for necessary but less important tasks. Tags closer to the “Doing” column have a higher priority. The “Read the Scrum Guide” tag in the example Scrum Board above is executed last.

5. Move the tags from left to right. When you’re working on the item with the highest priority, place it in the “Doing” column. If it’s significantly interrupted or if you change your mind, move it back to the left. Move the action to Done when you are done for that day.

About Felipe Ingenieur-Manriquez

Felipe Engineer-Manriquez is a Registered Scrum Trainer ™ (RST), Registered Scrum Master ™ (RSM), Registered Product Owner ™ (RPO) and Registered Scrum @ Scale Practitioner ™ (RS @ SP). The Lean Construction Institute awarded him the Chairman’s Award (2019) for services to the institute and the planning and construction industry as a whole. When Dr. Jeff Sutherland supported Registered Scrum Trainer ™ (RST), Felipe worked with the Agile Education Program team to develop the Design and Construction Registered Scrum Master ™ (RSM) curriculum. It enables RSM graduates to deliver the value of construction projects and get recognized in the International Registry of Agile Professionals ™.

Engineer-Manriquez also leads the Lean Construction program for McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and is CEO and host of The Easier, Better, for Construction (EBFC) podcast.

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