The Agile Manifesto contains a set of values and principles. It doesn’t tell you specifically what to do, just what your doing should provide. Scrum is a framework with important things to do but not very many. So when doing your work does not seem to fit Scrum or provide the Agile benefits, hard questions come up. It’s the hard questions that bring the big benefits. So, this meeting, we will confront the hard questions that you bring to see if great answers can be found. Bring your hard questions to the meeting. We’ll discuss various solutions, and audience members will also get a chance to “sit on the bench” and provide their input as well. Here are a few questions to help get you started thinking of your own questions:
- “We have only one UI designer for three Scrum teams. How do we integrate her work with multiple teams?”
- “When we have defects from previous Sprints we just write them as stories and put them on the backlog. But we are not working on these defects. What should we do with them so that they are handled?”
- “Our one team maintains 14 products along with the work to develop 4 new products. Requests come from all sides. How do we get some focus and produce value for all of this stuff?”
- “Our department has 10 teams using Scrum. We do our Product Backlog estimates in Story Points and that seems to work, mostly. But now we want to estimate the total amount of work our entire department can do. And one team’s “3″ points might equal another team’s “8″ points. How do we do this total department estimating? Do we need a big 50+ person meeting?”
The following three people will start off “on the bench”, and as audience members want to contribute, they’ll be able to come up and “take a a seat”.
Speaker Bio: Derek Neighbors
Derek Neighbors is a serial entrepreneur who helps people bring ideas to reality. Derek co-founded Gangplank, a collaborative workspace, in 2008 to help encourage local creatives to explore innovative ideas and create what they are passionate about. He is a partner at Integrum Technologies, a consulting services firm, that helps companies build high performing teams to compete in the new economy.
Speaker Bio: Clayton Lengel-Zigich
Clayton Lengel-Zigich is an Agile Practitioner with Integrum Technologies in Chandler, Arizona. He helps teams unlock innovation, enhance creativity, self-organize and become high-performing. A Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Practitioner, he also enjoys learning, exploring and improving agile techniques and practices.
Speaker Bio: Perry Reinert
Perry Reinert is currently the Director of Development at Infusionsoft. His responsibilities include creating technical excellence in software development using agile practices (including Scrum). Previously, Perry has taught classes at ASU, worked at Orbital Sciences Corporation, and worked with Cisco Systems on large-scale e-learning projects. Perry has done extensive consulting and has had engagements with companies such as General Dynamics, Burr-Brown, Double-Tree Hotels, and Texas Instruments. Perry helped co-found the Phoenix Scrum User’s Group.
Contact Name: Ken Ward
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19 Apr 2012
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