PiMP My Scrum - Looking at Scrum Through the Lens of WaterfallJim Damato
schedule 8 months agoSold Out!
Scrum is hard to understand, or so they say. But when we describe new topics in easy to understand language, suddenly it can all make sense.
We'll look at Scrum through the lens of Waterfall, to discuss how similar they really are if you think about the core concepts that make Scrum work so well and apply them to Waterfall in the right way.
We'll talk about how the first big hurdle isn't in changing the process, but rather in how you think about the process. This is particularly important because often we cannot change the process. However, we do have flexibility to operate *within* and *in addition to* the process, where we can inject tangible benefits, so we can create trust around the approaches, so we can get the support to move closer to pure Scrum.
This presentation will open your eyes to understanding how close you really are to Scrum if you just use this conceptual stepping stone.
99 problems but Scrum ain't oneSumedha Ganjoo
schedule 9 months agoSold Out!
Scrum is a project management framework and does not specify a set of how-tos or checklists that some other development processes define. Since Scrum can be implemented in various ways, it is easy—and often common—to misinterpret Scrum’s guidelines and make mistakes while implementing it. A new team, in their eagerness to “go agile” and adopt Scrum, often succumb to common pitfalls. Being aware of these mistakes is the first step toward avoiding or resolving them. Sumedha Ganjoo discusses and shares examples of some common mistakes that she notices new teams making. Examples include shared and unclear Scrum roles, excessive estimation, accumulating technical debt, failing to capture non-functional requirements including quality, and not having an effective retrospective. Scrum offers the opportunity to incorporate feedback iteratively, and watching out for these mistakes enables us to deal with them sooner. Learn about these mistakes, review your processes, and determine if you can improve the way your team does Scrum.