There is a common misconception that Agile, Scrum and Kanban are just buzz words used by IT.

So what happens when the entire organisation commences driving forward with SAFe and other Agile at scale frameworks, of course the the business wants to jump on the Agile train too.

Recently at a large energy provider employing the SAFe methodology we were granted the opportunity to create one of the first business scrum teams.

In this presentation we will reflect on the journey of the business becoming Agile, which challenged the ways of thinking for everyone involved.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Who are the members of a Business Scrum Team
  • What existing business role can work as a Product Owner
  • How to breakdown business gant charts and processes into story cards
  • Facilitating a Business Focused PIP
  • How does a Business PO Sync work and who should attend
  • How to work with external agencies that are intergeral to the scrum team
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introduction of Speakers

Address common misconceptions that Agile is only for IT

Reflect on the experience working with the business and establishing scrum teams of non technical people

Lessons Learned (hard lessons and advice for the future)

Techniques for creating and sustaining non technical scrum teams

Roles that play in non technical scrum teams

Learning Outcome

Attendees will takeaway a new way of thinking about Agile/Scrum and Kanban across the business not just IT

Tips on managing non technical teams in an Agile manner efficiently and effectively.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in establishing Agile Practices outside of IT development teams

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some basic Agile knowledge with an understanding of Scrum and Kanban.

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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  • Craig Brown
    By Craig Brown  ~  2 months ago
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    Hi Ronnie and Malvika

    We are interested in this, but can you please elaborate on some of the concrete things you want to share? We feel the description here doesn't give us enough info to make a call.


    • Ronnie-Lee Freeburn
      By Ronnie-Lee Freeburn  ~  2 months ago
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      Hi Craig, 

      Thank you for your feedback, I have added the key topics we plan on covering in the description, also below. 

      Topics to be covered include: 

      • Who are the members of a Business Scrum Team 
      • What existing business role can work as a Product Owner 
      • How to breakdown business gant charts and processes into story cards 
      • Facilitating a Business Focused PIP 
      • How does a Business PO Sync work and who should attend
      • How to work with external agencies that are intergeral to the scrum team 

      Thank you 


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