Scrum in the Life of a 16-year-old
Imagine a typical weekday evening. The dog isn’t fed, the dishes aren’t put away, and the parents are irritated. What if there was another way to do daily tasks like chores and homework? A way that would eliminate these age-old problems: Scrum! Scrum motivates us to do more by empowering us to plan and choose our work. Join me to learn about our experience using Scrum at home. In the talk, I’ll be explaining the benefits of using Scrum at home through my personal stories and experiences. For example, a story is how I got saved at school because I was using a Scrum board. Another story is about how a definition of done helps us to finish our work and stay out of trouble. The second topic is about how I used Scrum with a leadership team at school. The team is responsible for planning and executing things like chapter meetings, a school-wide Craft Fair, and running a school clothing store.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Introduction of the presenter and what Scrum is
- Facilitated topic discussion about: “What problems do you face at home that take time away from being effective and being happier at home?” Attendees will have the chance to talk among themselves and share their answers.
- Presentation of my experience on practicing Scrum at home and my experience using Scrum at school, especially with my leadership team for Future Business Leaders of America, a business and marketing club. An important part of the session is how the traditional Scrum values are applied at home, like respect, courage, inspection, and openness. In the talk, I’ll be explaining the benefits of using Scrum at home through my personal stories and experiences. For example, one story is how I got saved at school because I was using a scrum board. Another story is about how a definition of done helps my brother and I finish our work fully and stay out of trouble. I’ll also talk about our all-powerful Product Owner(mom) and how we split up the other roles. The other part of the talk is about my experience with using Scrum with a leadership team that is responsible for planning and executing things like chapter meetings, a school-wide Craft Fair with over 200 vendors, and running the school clothing store.
- Facilitated topic discussion about: “How would you change what you do at home based on what we discussed in the session, and what did you find similar between your experience with Scrum at work and my experience using Scrum in school”
- How we applied Scrum to everyday things like taking out the trash and other chores
- Examples of how Scrum can be used outside of the traditional workplace
- How Scrum has helped me organize my work in high school
- My experience using Scrum with the leadership team for a club at my school
- How to reduce "Scream time" with Scrum
- Scrum roles & meetings at home
- Other tools that can improve your productivity, like the Definition of Done and 25-minute rule
Attendees with any experience level in Scrum and with an interest in learning more about how Scrum can help solve problems at home and about another outlook on Scrum outside software.