Using team kickoffs as a tool to make Scrum more effectiveMelanie Paquette
schedule 9 months agoSold Out!
Scrum is a team sport. We ask people to work closely together in small teams to achieve a common goal. A significant failing in many Scrum teams I've worked with has been the team's inability to function as team -- they tend to function as a collection of individuals, focused on their individual goals first, and the team's goals second.
We have a tendency to put people together in teams and expect them to figure out how to work together and become effective very quickly, but we don't give them the tools to get started as a team, and move towards working together as team. In this session, we'll explore how to use a team kickoff to accelerate the process of team formation.
A case study in scaled and self-organized ScrumSean McFee
schedule 10 months agoSold Out!
A green fields development project presented a good opportunity to experiment with an agile way of work involving increased team self-organization. Initially this involved confronting a traditional command-and-control approach with something based more closely on the Scrum Guide, while surmounting a number of impediments that are common to many organizations. Over time, as the project grew, scaling problems were discovered and had to be dealt with, ranging from simple things like meetings to more complex issues like team composition.