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Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation
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  • 1. Distributed <br />ScrumMasters<br />& the art <br />of digital facilitation<br />@davidjbland<br />#Agile2010<br />
  • 2. ScrumMaster<br />& Agile Coach<br />Introduced to <br />Agile Software <br />Development in 2002<br />Co-located & <br />Distributed Teams <br />Tech Startups & <br />Enterprise Organizations<br />financial – saas - ecommerce - counter terrorism<br />
  • 3. Distributed Scrum <br />is painful*<br />*especially for <br />unpreparedScrumMasters<br />
  • 4. Vanilla flavored Distributed Scrum is a myth<br />
  • 5. Training often focuses on co-location<br />
  • 6. Effective ScrumMasters<br />in co-locatedteams can be…<br />…ineffectivefor distributed teams<br />
  • 7. Tips that will help you find your way with Distributed Scrum<br />
  • 8. Virtual Scrum Boards<br />
  • 9. DistributedScrum is not an AgileLifecycle Management tool.<br />
  • 10. Complex tools can raise your barrier to adoption<br />
  • 11. Teams will channel <br />their frustrations<br />into the tool.<br />
  • 12. You’ll steer around the<br />usability flaws<br />
  • 13. Individuals and Interactions…<br />… over processes and tools<br />http://agilemanifesto.org/<br />
  • 14. Find the right balanceof tools for your team<br />vs.<br />
  • 15. Lightweight & low cost experience<br />
  • 16. Try a lightweightvirtual scrum board tool for 2 to 3 iterations<br />
  • 17. You’ll place the focus backonto your team<br />
  • 18. DistributedCommunication<br />
  • 19. Distribution generatesmore documentation<br />Daily Scrum Recaps<br />Documenting Impediments<br />Planning & Preparation<br />Reviews & Retrospectives<br />
  • 20. “I haven’t even opened my email today”<br />- Anonymous Developer<br />
  • 21. Online Text Chat<br />(8:00am) ScrumMaster:Yt….<br />(8:01am) ScrumMaster:You there?<br />(8:02am) ScrumMaster:hello?<br />(8:03am) ScrumMaster:HI<br />(8:04am) ScrumMaster:Ping me<br />(8:05am) ScrumMaster:yt?<br />(8:06am) ScrumMaster:what’s up<br />(8:07am) ScrumMaster:hi there…<br />(8:08am) ScrumMaster:YT?<br />
  • 22. Phone<br />
  • 23. Body languageis important<br />
  • 24. Video<br />
  • 25. Fight for the video conference room<br />
  • 26. Setup 10 to 15minutes early<br />
  • 27. Stand Up<br />
  • 28. 3 Questions(max overlap)<br />What did you do yesterday?<br />What will you do today?<br />What is in your way?<br />
  • 29. 3Questions(min overlap)<br />What did you do today?<br />What will you do tomorrow?<br />What is in your way?<br />
  • 30. Feedback loops10 minutes vs. 10 hours<br />
  • 31. Removing impedimentswhile the team is asleep<br />
  • 32. Humanize the distributed teamexperience<br />
  • 33. Establishtrust with retrospectives<br />
  • 34. Being a mirror for distributed teams is difficult<br />
  • 35. “Metrics are people too”<br />- Eric Ries<br />
  • 36. Team membersare notresources<br />
  • 37. Cultureaffects your distributedteam<br />
  • 38. To Recap<br />- Start with a lightweight, virtual scrum board<br />- Use video chat whenever possible to communicate<br />- Humanize the distributed development experience<br />
  • 39. Questions?<br />
  • 40. Thank You &<br />Good Luck!<br />#Agile2010<br />@davidjbland<br />

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