Scaling scrum in a different dimension

This session is a case study of how to apply Scrum and Systems thinking to a small development and support group working on multiple products at the same time. Scrum explains how to organise a single team working on a single product. Scaling frameworks such as Safe, LeSS, Nexus & DAD provide ways for multiple teams to work on a single product, but what do you do when you have multiple products and one siloed team?

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction to me and goals of the session 1 minute

Introduction to the situation, system Conditions and key problems - 10 minutes

Small groups to work together on possible solutions and priorities - 10 minutes

Group presentations - 2 minutes per group (10 minutes max)

Comparison to what we did and what the results were - 5 minutes

Summary of key learning - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

- Way of working with a single team working on multiple products

- How the heart of agile provides guidance on how to deal with this type of system

 

Target Audience

Scrum masters, Coaches, Developers in small companies

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  • Wai Ling Ko
    By Wai Ling Ko  ~  3 weeks ago
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    Hi David, thank you for your submission. Looking at the outline of your session, it almost feels to me you want to run this session as a workshop: I am thinking you would need a room that would have a set up for workshops since you want people to work in groups? Instead of a traditional lecture room? Cheers, Wai Ling

    • David Williams
      By David Williams  ~  3 weeks ago
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      Yes, it would be better if the room had tables to allow people to work in small groups.

      Dave.

      On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:47 AM, LAST Conference Melbourne <info@confengine.com> wrote:
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      Hi David, thank you for your submission. Looking at the outline of your session, it almost feels to me you want to run this session as a workshop: I am thinking you would need a room that would have a set up for workshops since you want people to work in groups? Instead of a traditional lecture room? Cheers, Wai Ling


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