The Exorcist Was a Sprint Planning Master
How can teams that have to deal with large, complex legacy systems get through planning and get to work? The Exorcist was a master at this.
Introduction: Creating understanding through conversation can be very difficult for teams dealing with complex, legacy systems.
Introducing Regan McNeil: Poor Regan McNeil was starting go insane, but a team of doctors and specialists in close, face-to-face collaboration, couldn't solve her problem.
The Exorcist: The Exorcist knew how to have just enough conversation to get to work, so his team could deliver the value everyone had been working and praying for.
Summary: "In life, understanding is the booby prize". Sometimes the quest for understanding can be an impediment to delivering value. Having faith in self-organization, sometimes its best just to get to work
Outline/structure of the Session
This is a lightning talk that's presented Pecha Kucha style. Optimally, it should last about 10 minutes, although I can cut it down to a true Pecha Kucha if need be.
The listeners should learn that attempting to obtain understanding through face-to-face conversation can sometimes actually be an impediment to delivering value. Sometimes, the most important thing to get to delivery is just to get to work.
Appropriate for anyone attending this conference
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