Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation

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Distributed ScrumMasters and the art of digital facilitation

  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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