What the ruck?! What is Scrum?!

In anticipation of this weekend's big game, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to clarify what Scrum is why Ruck & Maul.  Ever since I started working in the #Agile industry almost 6 years ago, I've had to live and breathe Scrum on a daily basis in order to do my job.  In short, Scrum is a lightweight framework intended to complete projects.  Jeff Sutherland, the inventor of Scrum, based the principles of his framework on the sport of rugby.  Being the avid lover of sports that I am, I wanted to pay homage to him and his method by following in the same vein when establishing this company and to that end, Ruck & Maul was born.  

"Ruck" and "maul" are rugby plays wherein during a ruck, the ball is on the ground and players from each team try to move their opponents out of the way and it's the entire teams job to protect the ball.  During a maul, the ball should still be in the play but off the ground and "officially" the players must be heading towards the goal line.  This speaks to me because I am fiercely competitive and want to "win"/"score a goal"/"make a touchdown" in any project or task that I take on.  Scrum enables me to just about anything (like starting this business in four sprints) efficiently, on-time, and under budget. So in layman's terms, much like my boy Cam Newton, I can put the ball where I want it. 

Back to this weekend's big game...there's no way the #Broncos are going to be able to contain Cam in the pocket and even with their top-notch defense, the #Panthers running game is way too legit and will be too tough to stop.  I predict that special teams will win Super Bowl 50 for the #Panthers by a field goal in overtime.  @cameron1newton and @panthers say "Sorry Denver!" #ruckon #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #scrum #rucknme #ruckandmaul #ruck #maul #rugby #scrumtrainings #sb50 #superbowl50 @superbowl50 @jeffsutherland Ruck on!