Recent work by James Coplien (the course instructor) with Scrum inventor Jeff Sutherland came to a radical conclusion: that though Scrum sounds very simple on the surface, it is in fact painfully intricate underneath (see http://jeffsutherland.com/scrum/2008/02/scrum-and-organizational-patterns.html). There is a well-understood incremental (agile!) path to making Scrum work. Understanding this path, and understanding your current practices, can help you appreciate how much work you need to do to be Scrum-ready, Scrum-proficient, or to optimize your Scrum organization for hyperproductivity. Attendees will learn how to use Organizational Patterns to diagnose, repair, and improve their Scrum implementations.