Save Our Scrum
Ken Schwaber, a co-creator of scrum, says that only 25% of teams trying Scrum actually realize the gains they had hoped for. Another informal poll shows teams callling themselves "Scrumbut", "Scrumerfall", or "Scrumish" than actually claim to successful!
It is as if something conspires to make Scrum ineffective.
Let's get real. Scrum is designed to expose problems. It does not, by itself, solve the problems. In theory, Scrum provides a framework for the team to work through the solution themselves. In practice, politics, rhetoris, and lack of training often get in the way.
This talk is about understanding common Scrum problems and breaking through ruts.
In this conversation Matthew Heusser and Wade Wachs will discuss the heart of Scrum, where it goes wrong, how testing can enable Scrum success - and how team members can improve their visibility and role while contributing to Scrum and team long-term success.
Extending Agile Beyond Software Development
Is Agile purely a software development tool? Of course not! The principles of Agile can applied just about anywhere. So why hasn't all of your IT organization adopted Agile practices?
The truth is, once your software project is done and you're on to the next one, IT Operations takes over. Systems administration, networking, desktop support, and data management must all work in concert to support your application. Are you in alignment with the entire value chain?
This talk will cover a number of management philosophies, including Agile, Lean, ITSM, and Gamification, and discuss how they can be applied outside of software development to bring greater alignment and effeciency to the enterprise IT department. We'll show you real life examples of where Agile practices have been successfully adopted outside of software development, the challenges we faced in our own transformation, and how we overcame them.