The Exorcist Was a Lean Planning Master
How can teams that have to deal with large, complex legacy systems get through planning and get to work? The title character of the classic American horror film, "The Exorcist" was a master at this..
Pecha Kucha Talk Summary:
- Introduction: Creating understanding through conversation can be very difficult for teams dealing with complex, legacy systems.
- Introducing Regan McNeil: Poor Regan McNeil was starting go insane, but a team of doctors and specialists in close, face-to-face collaboration, couldn't solve her problem.
- The Exorcist: The Exorcist knew how to have just enough conversation to get to work, so his team could deliver the value everyone had been working and praying for.
- Summary: "In life, understanding is the booby prize". Sometimes the quest for understanding can be an impediment to delivering value. Having faith in self-organization, sometimes its best just to get to work.
Outline/structure of the Session
This is a Pecha Kucha-style presentation: 20 slides, projected for 20 second each with narration by the presenter. It was presented as a 20 minute talk at Agile and Beyond in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in February 2014, and can also be presented in the longer format if requested.
The listeners should learn that attempting to obtain understanding through face-to-face conversation can sometimes actually be an impediment to delivering value. Sometimes, the most important thing to get to delivery is just to get to work.
Team Members, Scrum Master, Program Managers, anyone interested in effectively planning and getting to work!
All that is needed is a projector, and a room with a PA/microphone system to support narration. The room and seating arrangement can be in any format.
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