Prioritization, Accountability, Inspect-and-adapt, Rhythm, Feedback, Collaboration, Self-Organization, Focus form the key principles of Scrum Methodology. And it is the Scrum Ceremonies which help ensure that this essence of Scrum remains intact through following of the above principles. Scrum Ceremonies give project teams a wholistic framework to ensure smooth Scrum implementation and effective project delivery.

The key Scrum Ceremonies are as listed below

  • Release Planning & Sprint Planning ( consisting of Backlog creations and grooming and Estimation )
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

The scope of this presentation is to share:

  • Deeper understanding of objectives behind each ceremony
  • Benefits of each ceremony
  • Challenges and Common Mistakes related to each ceremony
  • Effective techniques of conducting the ceremony to get best advantage out of it
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

 - Context Setting

- Overview of Scrum Ceremonies.

- Video Showcasing Scrum Team interviews: Facts from the Chickens and Pigs themselves!

- Getting detailed peek into effective techniques of conducting scrum ceremonies , mistakes committed and recommending ways to avoid mistakes

  • Release Planning & Sprint Planning ( consisting of Backlog creations and grooming and Estimation )
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

- Data Driven insights based on scrum team survey and interviews

- Recap of Key Learnings

- Q&A ( embedded throughout the session )

Learning Outcome

 This session will help teams to understand:

  • Effective techniques for conducting scrum ceremonies specially sprint planning, release planning and retrospectives
  • Will help teams appreciate the potential impact effective ceremonies can create
  • Awareness of the mistakes committed while conducting scrum ceremonies will help Scrum Teams to avoid landing themselves into such scenarios
  • Lessons learnt when inculcated will help teams deliver project effectively

Target Audience

Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Scrum Teams

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  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi

    Thanks for your submission. My running assumption is that participants will come from Agile background(may be I am wrong !!!). Given this, can you pls elaborate if you are going to talk about new ceremonies, or play a different view of the ceremonies, or significant findings?

    I am just trying to rationalise the befefits which participants will reap from this session.

    Thanks again,

    Sachin

    • Prajakta Thakur
      By Prajakta Thakur  ~  3 years ago
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      Hello Sachin,

      The basic idea is to share effective practices and techniques to get maximum benefits out of the scrum ceremonies.

      For Example in case of retrospective ceremony the idea would be to cover below aspects:

      Techniques to bring novelty and reinvigoration to the retrospectives
      1)6 Thinking Hats
      2)Starfish : Start, Stop, Keep, More , Less Technique
      3)SWOT Analysis
      4)Sailboat or Force Field Analysis
      5)Spiderweb Retrospective
      6)Four L's retrospective
      7)Mad, Sad, Glad
      and so on

      Some Common Mistakes & their Preventions
      *Infrequent Retrospectives
      *Ignoring Improvement Actions
      *Lack of Team Participation
      *One Person Leading The Retrospective
      *Impact of Groupthink

      Through these lenses we would like to present the important scrum ceremonies . We believe teams will have some good takeaways.

      Would be glad to have further feedback or suggestions

      Thanks,

      Prajakta

       

      • Doc Norton
        By Doc Norton  ~  3 years ago
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        This seems like a lot of material to cover in 45 minutes. Much of what you present is relatively well known in the community. What is unique about this presentation?

        If you were to narrow your focus to a few key practices, what would those be?

        - Doc

         

        • Sachin goel
          By Sachin goel  ~  3 years ago
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          Hi Prajakta

          Can you pls respond to Doc's comments? Also hows you experience in leveraging videos in a talk?Further the surveys etc you plan to use, will they need a specific context to be applicable in, with a risk of auidence not able to relate to?

          Appreciate if you can help.

          Thanks

          Sachin

  • Sonik Chopra
    By Sonik Chopra  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Prajakta

    Thanks for your proposal. With an understanding that most of the audience is aware of Agile concepts, I would appreciate if you can provide more details on how will this session benefit our audience.

     

    Regards

    Sonik Chopra

     

    • Prajakta Thakur
      By Prajakta Thakur  ~  3 years ago
      reply Reply

      Hello Sonik,

      The basic idea is to share effective practices and techniques to get maximum benefits out of the scrum ceremonies. In below response to Sachin's comments I have listed some techniques we can leverage to bring rigor into retrospectives. Similarly there are some mistakes if when avoided can make the ceremonies more effective. We would like to relook at the important scrum ceremonies through these perspectives . We believe teams will have some good takeaways.

      Would be glad to have further feedback or suggestions

       Thanks,

      Prajakta

       


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