Role of Scrum of Scrum meetings in achieving Transparency and Speed - Experiential insights on what it takes to reflect “shared team goal” in scaled agile framework

Are you in need of stepping up “Transparency” & “Speed” in your scaled agile framework? Are you experiencing the difficulty that most of your scrum teams are focusing on their individual team specific goals and thus missing “whole-team” thinking towards “Shared Project goals”?

Learn our practical case study on how our teams could able to establish “Transparency and Speed” through realizing the connect among our “Daily Scrum”, “Scrum of Scrum”, “Scrum of Scrum of Scrum” events on a happening project that comprises of 18 scrum teams belonging to 10 business components located at 4 different countries.

Experience how our teams are able to instil the sense of urgency among the virtual teams and understood the noble purpose/role of “scrum of scrum” events in resolving cross site dependencies promptly through our 3 step framework “Plan, Perform and Adapt”

(1)    Plan:  Easy to use planning practices adopted by our teams to make our scaled “scrum of scrum” agenda simple and relevant.

(2)    Perform: Ground level challenges resolved by our teams and how our team could able to implement the agenda set in achieving transparency, speed and thus quality.

(3)    Adapt: Practices our team implemented in responding to the change and adopted “whole team thinking” in achieving“ shared project goals”

Scrum of Scrum events helped our team progress quickly and easily. Our team could able to coordinate and integrate their work effectively. The interesting thing is that our teams could able detect the risks early in this game and came up with apt response strategies to address them.  

Keeping the discussions short and focussed in these events comes with practice and preperation. Our teams are kept current with “cross team dependencies”, “Risks with response plan”, “Issues and their progress” and “number of added stories and defects since we last met”.  Our teams leveraged Visual communication channels when it comes to “scrum of scrum of scrum” across different sites.

Come and experience our case study and take-a-way “useful” learnings to make your scaled agile project achieve “Transparency”, “Speed” and thus “Agility” with teams reflecting “whole-team thinking” and working for “Shared project goals day after day….

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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Context Setting: - 3 minutes

o   Creating Zeal, Relevance and thus Interest with Audience with interactive questions

o   Case In Point – A Project in Scale Agile Framework

2. Scrum of Scrum of Scrum : 3 Step Framework – 4 minutes

o   3-Step Framework - Plan, Perform and Adopt

o   Plan to Scale “Daily Scrum” till “Scrum of Scrum of Scrum” meeting

3. Implementation Insights – 4 minutes

o   Information Radiators

o   Instilling Transparency and Sense of Urgency

o   Whole Team Thinking – Our Journey

o   Instilling Transparency

o   How could we achieve Sense of Urgency and Shared Goal

4. Benefits Observed – 3 minutes

5. Key Challenges Faced and How Team Addressed – 3 minutes

6. Q&A – 3 minutes

Learning Outcome

  1. The need for effective Scrum of Scrum meetings
  2. Scrum of Scrum Process Framework implemented on the ground
  3. Instilling Sense of Urgency among the teams in resolving issues reported with “whole-team” thinking
  4. Learn how Transparency and Speed were achieved in bringing more agility on a live project

Target Audience

Beginers / Agile Enthusiasts

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  • Steve Ropa
    By Steve Ropa  ~  2 years ago
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    Hi Krishnamurty,


    This seems like a lot of stuff to go through in only 20 minutes.  Have you delivered this talk in the past, and was this enough time?




    • Krishnamurty VG Pammi
      By Krishnamurty VG Pammi  ~  2 years ago
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      Hi Steve,


      In Practicing agile, I see most of us are emphasizing on “Agile Planning”, “Agile Demos”, “Agile Retrospectives”. However, I observe we give little focus on importance of “Daily Scrum”, “Scrum of Scrum” and “Scrum of Scrum of Scrum” events in unfolding transparency and enhancing speed in resolving cross team dependencies. This is where, I am brining these novel practical insights based on my experience such that Agile community understand the need for effective “Scrum of Scrum” events.


      This topic is novel and I am brining this to Agile India 2015.  As a speaker, I  have had several experiences where I delivered important topics in short duration.  Participants took the message quite well because I usually be connecting with participants and will be referring the slides for reference.


      However, if my topic is selected, I can further trim the slide content by moving some of the slides to Appendix for Q &A.








  • Diwakar Killamsetty
    By Diwakar Killamsetty  ~  2 years ago
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    Short and sweet article as Agile :) 

    Thank you for sharing the article.

  • Venakata Kalyana Sreenivas.Gudimetla
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    Easily Adaptable. Thanks for sharing.

  • sesha srinivas
    By sesha srinivas  ~  2 years ago
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    This article shares the significance of scrum of scrum meetings.  The detailed steps shared could be easily planned and adapted in projects involving virtual teams across sites/same site. It helps to bring transperency and  speed to the common goals of the projects by zeroing down the risk levels as well as  zeroing down the defects and there by bringing top class quality to the projects. 

  • Ashwanth Sreedharan
    By Ashwanth Sreedharan  ~  2 years ago
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    The insight is vey structured and the framework you have put out is definitelty helpful to scrum practisioners I think.

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