Dr Jekyll and Mr Scrum — a presentation on transformations to Agile

Many programs, projects and enterprises are starting to consider transforming to agile ways of working. Some start with just stand-ups. Some then call it Scrum. Others start with execution, follow it with up-front analysis and design, and then call it ‘agile’. For many, the resultant transformation is too painful with hideous results. For some, though, the result is a thing of beauty and not a beast. What is the secret to changing from Waterfall to Agile? What are the pitfalls? How do you stay on track? How do you incorporate traditional project reporting? What is the recipe to the potion for a transformation that can be celebrated rather than treated as a curse?
[gigya embed id=”preziEmbed_3d67fcce1762bcd307e276baf28dd0ac7e60b456″ name=”preziEmbed_3d67fcce1762bcd307e276baf28dd0ac7e60b456″ src=”http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowFullScreenInteractive=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”475″ height=”400″ bgcolor=”#ffffff” flashvars=”prezi_id=3d67fcce1762bcd307e276baf28dd0ac7e60b456&lock_to_path=0&color=ffffff&autoplay=no&autohide_ctrls=0″ ]
This presentation made at the ACS Agile SIG in August and the LAST Conference in Melbourne in 2012, looks at Zen Ex Machina’s learnings from coaching the transformation of recent projects from Waterfall to Scrum. It looks at the psychology of learning Scrum behaviour, the symbiotic relationship necessary to create between the Scrum Master and Product Owner, and the habits – bad and good – that can hinder or help the process along. Overall, he’ll cover the learning lifecycle of Scrum for new teams and what it takes to increase your chances of becoming agile.

Leave a Reply

Related Posts:

“Netiquette” for online meetings for remote and distributed teams

As with face-2-face meetings, online meetings also have an etiquette (“Netiquette”) to make them effective. One of the 12 principles of the agile manifesto suggests face-to-face is the best option but in today’s world of social distancing and WFH, it is no longer an option.

Here are the guidelines we have found useful for having for online meetings with distributed

READ MORE

22 Stances of a Scrum Master

The Scrum Master doesn’t remove impediments from the team. Their job encompasses 22 wider stances for supporting the team to self-organise to remove impediments themselves, coaching the Product Owner and coaching the wider organisation.

READ MORE

Does agility go out the window when we work remotely?

Many organisations are making guidance on what tools to use for remote teams in response to COVID-19. The situation isn’t a tools problem. This is a people problem – how can people, who are social creatures, successfully work remotely without physical interaction?

READ MORE

Copyright © Zen Ex Machina® and ™ (2019) All rights reserved. ABN 93 153 194 220

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close