Will Scrum alone create miracles! Or does it need some best buddies…..Let us understand through a real team story!

Summary of the presentation :

Scrum is a framework. It just suggests some good practices which are like guidelines similar to the good-to-do things. These practices keep the system moving and are like driving directions that enable us to have a healthy rhythm. Now how is this rhythm of scrum affected by the behavioural ecosystem? The blend of people right from the top management to ground level get affected by this adoption of Scrum and also influence the scrum adoption to a greater extent. This adoption is a journey, and Scrum aids in making this entire journey enjoyable and valuable, of course we need to add some ingredients and some spice to it to make this adoption journey valuable and fun-filled. So in this presentation we would talk about the powerful roles in Scrum and most importantly how to make the environment around it suitable to have a smooth ride.

This case study is created based on a real journey of the team and the team is still continuing their scrum journey.

This case study highlights the following.

 Background information
       Project Kick off
       Criticality
      Initial Expectation
      Final Outcome
 Role of organization top-management in this journey?
 How to handle the most important resource-“PEOPLE” in the Scrum journey?
 Some effective ways to clean up the chaos that scrum exposes?
 Learn what are the key ingredients of Scrum?
 How do we spice it up to make the ride a fruitful happy ride?
 Some creative and innovative ways to make the ride a fun and valuable ride!
 How can the master chef, the Scrum Master make this journey a success?
 How to churn the teams to become great teams!

 PS: I can submit a detailed report based on which the slide deck is created to the reviewers. Thank you.

Agile adoption journey is very challenging and expensive but yet would yield great results if we do it in a proper phased manner with good planning and insight. Scrum, one of the agile methodologies, helps the projects to cater to the dynamics of changing market while delivering high quality software when combined with few engineering practices.

True! Let us try to understand the ground realities of scrum and then see how its adoption gets effected by the surrounding ecosystems and environment using simple metaphors and then let us take a deep dive into the depth of the realities. Scrum is like a powerful filtration process that allows the filtrate to pass through smoothly while exposing the residues which are the real bottlenecks, impediments, road blocks in a transparent manner. Once these residues are cleared, crystal clear increments of working software could be seen by the Stakeholders. So it is up to the environment around Scrum to act on the realities that Scrum exposes and clear it up as early as possible so that the working software could be delivered faster. If we do not react to these impediments that Scrum exposes, we would be where we were earlier and nothing might get changed!

Successful implementation of Scrum would need the key ingredients, which are the robust engineering practices like Continuous integration, Daily Builds, Automated build process, Build notifications, Continuous Deployment and Delivery in place to deliver quality software.

We need to enable and empower the most important resource, “PEOPLE” very carefully all through the journey so that they do not get over churned and break half-way through the ride. We need to add just enough lubricant to make the team vehicle move smoothly. Organization plays a vital role in giving the necessary push as and when required by providing the essential support in terms of the infrastructure and other requirements that would aid the Scrum journey. People who have a positive attitude and who are willing to work with the team on the ground would sustain this adoption process. People who try to create roadblocks along the journey should be handled with care skilfully.

Now to make the journey really a fun-filled ride, definitely some spice in the form of creativity and innovation is needed to produce the flavor to make scrum tour amazing and an exciting journey that churns good teams to great teams. The three roles of Scrum, the Product Owner, the Scrum Master and Development team should synchronize well with each other to succeed. Most important role in Scrum, the master chef i.e the Scrum Master keeps the Scrum team intact by ensuring that all the ingredients and spices are in proper ratio. The Scrum Master is the magic wand behind the scenes that can enable things really happen.

The above points would be revelead by going through the journey of a  scrum team that I worked with.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Mechanics :

This session would be a normal power point presentation that takes through a real team's journey that I worked with!

 

 

Learning Outcome

Learning/ Takeaways for Attendees :

This presentation would highlight the following areas:

  1. When to use Scrum, understand its suitability and use it?
  2. Role of organization’s top-management in this journey?
  3. How to handle the most important resource-“PEOPLE” in the Scrum journey?
  4. Some effective ways to clean up the chaos that scrum exposes?
  5. Learn what are the key ingredients of Scrum?
  6. How do we spice it up to make the ride a fruitful happy ride?
  7. Some creative and innovative ways to make the ride a fun and valuable ride!
  8. How can the master chef, the Scrum Master make this journey a success?
  9. How to churn the teams to become great teams!

 

Target Audience

Any one using any Agile framework like Scrum.

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  • Madhavi Ledalla
    By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  11 months ago
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    Hi Jerry,

      The presentation is already uploaded in the slides section @:

    ..

    Please do let me know if you have any queries after looking at the presentation, I would be glad to answer.

    Thank you for the interest in this topic.

     

    Thanks, 

    Madhavi.

  • Jerry Rajamoney
    By Jerry Rajamoney  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Madhavi,

    Can you please provide a first cut presentation to have a look at?

    Thanks,


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