How to Increase productivity of agile teams by implementing an often overlooked agile principle
Are you an agile advocate?
- Do you feel that your Scrum teams are not productive?
- Do you have an urge to make changes to your Scrum teams that will flip the switch and make them efficient?
- Do you want to build a workplace that is functional and happy?
Are you an anti-agilist?
- Do you think Agile is a glorified waterfall?
- Are you attending the conference looking for strong reasons to join the masses on the other side?
This talk is designed for agilists and anti-agilists - hence the presentation is not aimed at converting you one way or the other.
At Leonardo Worldwide Corporation, we constantly aim to improve the efficiency of our Engineering teams. In this talk, we present to you the problems we experienced in our Scrum teams and how we overcame them by utilizing one of the often overlooked Agile principles.
This presentation is an experience report of our journey in building multi-faceted teams through mutual transformation. You will also hear from one of our engineers on their experience in being part of this transformation.
Experience reports are not promising without metrics. And hence we have gathered metrics to present the outcome and benefits of our transformation.
You will walk away from this presentation with clear guidelines on how to build teams that are exponentially productive and happier.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
The presentation will cover
- How we identified opportunities to improve efficiency of our Scrum teams?
- Two phase strategy on mutual transformation of Specialists to Generalists in Engineering teams
- Our experience - challenges and lessons learnt - in executing the Mutual Transformation program in our Scrum teams.
- Metrics that highlights the effects of mutual transformation.
- One of our fellow engineers sharing their experience in being part of this transformation.
Participants will learn:
- How to look for opportunities to improve efficiency in Scrum teams
- How to enable equal distribution of work in Scrum Teams
- How to execute a mutual transformation program and broaden the skillsets of Scrum teams.
All - anyone keen to make improve productivity and efficiency of their Agile teams
Prerequisites for Attendees
- Familiarity with Agile software delivery would be an asset, but not required.
- Mindset to lead, execute or participate in a change.
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