schedule Oct 24th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM place Room 6

You're a Certified Scrum Master. Perhaps you are an Agile Manger, Agile Coach or Facilitator.

Maybe you are newly minted or maybe you've been doing it a while, but either way you've noticed that not everything seems to work according the way the training or certification class implied it should.

In this session, Camille Bell will explore what you weren't told in training, but need to know. Such as:

  • What assumptions Scrum makes that may not apply to your company or organization
  • Why some types of teams should not use Scrum and what they should use instead
  • How soon Scrum of Scrum stops scaling and what to use when it doesn't scale
  • Why some teams don't improve despite holding retrospectives
  • How to recognize the hockey stick burn down and what to do about it
  • What's a WIP limit and when it can be helpful
  • When estimation most helpful, when it's a complete waste and what to do instead
  • Why simple prioritization of a Product Backlog won't generate a Minimal Viable Product
  • Why the As a.., I want.. So that.. user story isn't enough and what you need to add
  • What are the critical missing practices your development team needs

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Pretty standard format: Slides and lecture with questions at the end.

For each issue discussed in the talk:

  • What - general problem description
  • Impact - lesser and greater impacts of that issue
  • Why - likely causes of the issue
  • Mitigation - things to try to solve the issue by targeting each cause or general options for multiple causes or both

Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn:

  • To recognize where Scrum doesn't fit the team with cadence and which alternatives can fit that cadence
  • To recognize when Scrum of Scrum isn't scaling and strategies to solve the scaling problem
  • To understand Scrum's assumptions on the makeup of cross-functional teams and what to do when your company or organization doesn't fit the Scrum model
  • To recognize the hockey stick burn down, why the hockey stick is unhealthy and demoralizing for your development team and what to do about all those stories that pile up at the end of the sprint
  • To improve retrospectives and make them more actionable
  • To understand how to use story sizing to prevent the hockey stick
  • To use Work in Progress Limits and Swarming to prevent the hockey stick
  • To better understand the benefits and limitations of estimates
  • To recognize the real purpose of estimation
  • To recognize when your technical team is spending too much time on estimation for its value
  • To recognize what shouldn't be estimated and what should be used instead
  • To understand the limitations of traditional User Story Workshops and simple prioritization of a Product Backlog won't generate a Minimal Viable Product
  • To recognize the limitations of traditional user story formats and how to define the Who, What and Why of the stories better
  • To understand why Scrum doesn't specify any technical practices
  • To recognize that if your team is doing technical work, it needs technical practices
  • To know which technical practices your team needs and how they can learn them

Additionally attendees will leave with references and links to explore these topics in greater depth.

Target Audience

Primarily: Scrum Masters, Agile Managers and Agile Coaches & Facilitators Also: Product Owners, Agile Tech Leads and Other Agile Leaders

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