Undercover Scrum Master in 10 minutes

What can an experienced Scrum Master learn by going undercover, passing himself off as a software developer?

For the last year, Dane has served as a Ruby developer on a Scrum team. All of his prior experience on Agile teams was as a Scrum Master or Product Owner.

Dane will summarize his experience and insights from life on both sides.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

Lightning talk slides:

  • Writing code is fun - feedback loops
  • Test infrastructure is not fun
  • Implicitly in a hurry - unauthorized technical debt
  • Cognitive load - we get tired
  • "Pairing," pairing, and Pairing
  • Big picture paradox

Learning Outcome

  • Get a better understanding of software development from the perspective of software developers.
  • Learn about pitfalls and ways to address them.

Target Audience

Anyone involved with software development teams

Prerequisites for Attendees

You will get more out of this talk if you're familiar with Scrum and with software development and maybe a little bit with automated testing. I will use terms from Scrum, such as "Product Owner," and will give abbreviated definitions for things like "test doubles" and "mocks."

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