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We would like to start using scrum in our distributed development team. Until know we used a "home-grown" methodology, but we would like to switch to something more defined and mature. Scrum would be a great choice in my opinion and also the management supports us to go agile.

Where should we start this transition? Is there some guide or best practices for this transition?

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I would suggest looking into receiving formal training from the Scrum Alliance:

It's an organization that offers training and certification for the different roles in Scrum such as Scrum Master and Product Owner. I think that since your team is looking into starting with with Scrum from a home-grown methodology, investing in training from an established organization can help you get a great start, and their coaches might also be able to provide specific tips for your situation, such as your distributed team.

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This is something we can't do at the moment. I am just looking for some guidance and tips for introducing scrum. – Bujáki Attila Nov 4 '13 at 17:55
In that case for a very quick and high level introduction I suggest this video called Scrum In Under 10 Minutes. It provides a very clear and concise explanation of the methodology. My old team watched this video prior to receiving Scrum Master certifications. – Francis Nov 4 '13 at 18:05
Actually I know Scrum. I am just curious how to start introducing it. Just train the team members then define backlog items and start the first sprint? – Bujáki Attila Nov 4 '13 at 18:09
I'd start with the video first for your team members completely unfamiliar with Scrum, then yes I'd jump right in with the first planning session and sprint. Your burndown might be a but slow as your team gets the hang of it, but velocity and any specific questions can be addressed in the first retrospective. Personally I think the best way to learn something is to do it, so I agree with you in just getting a sprint going. – Francis Nov 4 '13 at 18:13

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