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Utture Practice

Utture Practice uses Scrum Compass cards.

Can be used for group or individual agile coaching.

The mechanics base on highly effective deliberate practice. Regular practice accelerates development by balancing on the edge of your comfort zone.

The difficulty of the levels is adjusted to the adepts’ needs and current capabilities in the Organization. This makes both the adepts’ development and the degree of Scrum implementation transparent.

What is Utture?

Tool with gamification elements which help to apply true Scrum. Together with Scrum Compass it contains 40 cards of Scrum accountabilities and 40 cards of not wanted accountabilities in Scrum environment. Voting cards and empty cards for accountabilities specific for your organization.

Utture Practice contains 5 levels program to unlock your potential. Levels adjust to your and your Organisation’s current capabilities. The minimum gameplay time is 9 months.

Watch this YouTube video to see short tutorial. You may also try Utture Practice using Miroverse template.

When you should start practice Utture?

You are curious and want to feel why “Scrum is simple to understand but difficult to master”.

You want to improve results of the Scrum implementation in your Organisation.

You are looking for a framework to growth.

You want to effectively support Scrum Master team as a trainer, Agile Coach or manager.

Delibered practice

Psychologist Anders Ericsson coined the term deliberate practice while researching how people become experts. Studying experts from several different fields, he dismantled the myth that expert performers have unusual innate talents.

Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

The theory of deliberate practice emphasizes, in the pursuit of expertise, quality over quantity of experiences and values the student’s holistic ability to process, and integrate improvements in targeted skills (Ericsson et al., 1993).

Anders Ericsson, whose research helped establish the so-called „10,000-hour rule,” talks to the EdSurge Podcast from his office. 10,000 hours of practice. It’s a common rule of thumb, popularized by Malcom Gladwell in his bestseller Outliers: The Story of Success.

What are the 5 principles of deliberate practice?

Talent is not enough. Practice is the difference between good and great.

Expert performance is hard work and requires repeated actions.

Focus – break it into manageable parts.

Goal setting and perseverance is key.

Feedback in the moment.

Inspiration form meditation

Idea for this Utture Practice tool came from meditation. At the moment I write this description I got more than 80000 search results on the Amazon when I wrote a phrase “Scrum Book” in the search field. It seems that we as a Scrum community well know what should we do. The major Impediment is how to put all knowledge we have into practice. Utture cards will gently guide you on your path. Keep your practice regular.

About author

Tomek Pawlak is a Scrum Master, blogger and Scrum trainer. He’s been continuously working on software development since 2004. He first met with SCRUM in 2008 as a programmer and since then he is a great enthusiast of agile approach to software development.

For several years he has been sharing his knowledge, helping IT companies to improve the quality of software and build a friendly work environment. One where engagement, productivity and growth become a real change. So far he has helped such companies as StepStone, RST Software Masters, Logintrans and Polish Security Printing Works.

Tomek has co-organized previous editions of Scrum Days and Scrum Experience Day conferences in Poland. From time to time he shares his thoughts on blog „Buena Vista People’s Scrum.”