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

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