How many hours does your team (Scrum Master included) spends trying to keep all the data up to date? Burndown and Burnup charts, backlogs, task boards, etc. How easy is for a team member, the product owner or your IT Director to get a glimpse of how's your project going in this precise moment? How many times did the cleaning lady messed up with you stories while cleaning the board?

Enough of excel files, flip charts and post-its to describe and present your work. It's time to move forward and start using software to help you manage your project. 

In this session, I'll demonstrate how the effective use of an integrated software tool to support the SCRUM framework, can significantly improve the productivity of everyone involved in the software development effort.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The entire session will be practical, meaning that instead of focusing on a power point presentation, each of the topics below will be demonstrated using a tool and comparing with another "manual" or not integrated solutions (excel files, MS project files, post-its and flip-charts)

  • 5' - Introduction
  • 5' - Build the backlog, estimate and prioritize a backlog
  • 10' - Define the sprints and the release plan
  • 5'  - worst and best case scenarios
  • 5' - Task board and user stories
  • 10' - daily work updates
  • 5' - burndown and burnup charts
  • 5' - Maintaining the Backlog (user stories and tasks)
  • 5' - Wrap-up and conclusion
  • 5' - Q&A

It’s important to mention that the focus is not on the several scrum concepts. The really important thing is to show how those concepts are "transferred" to a tool and how this facilitates the daily work of the team.

Learning Outcome

After this session, the audience should be able to:

  • Understand how using a proper integrated tool can automate several tasks and processes of the Scrum Master, leaving more time for other critical tasks, like removing Impediments;
  • Understand how using a proper integrated tool can increase the overall productivity by helping teams becoming even more agile and effective in some tasks;

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Team members, Product Owners, Stakeholders in general, Managers, IT Directors

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