Impetus Technologies Inc. 
Managing Self-organizing 
© 2014 1 Impetus Technologies 
Scrum Teams 
Recorded version availabl...
Outline 
• Self-organizing Scrum teams 
• Building self-organizing teams 
• Managing self-organizing teams 
© 2014 2 Impet...
Self – organizing Scrum Teams 
• Self-organizing, empowered teams 
• Not directed and controlled from top 
• Team particip...
The Need – Sharing and Learning 
• Frequent interactions within the team 
• Learning from peers and seniors 
• Learning by...
Building Self – organizing Scrum Team 
© 2014 5 Impetus Technologies
Inertia 
Scrum says… 
 Scrum’s roles, artefacts, events and rules are 
immutable 
Challenge 
• Why should we change, old ...
Personality Type 
• Challenge 
• Loner v/s team player 
• Aggressive v/s submissive 
• Our Recommendations 
• Carefully ch...
Personality Clashes 
© 2014 8 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registra...
Geographically Dispersed Team 
Scrum says… 
Team is responsible for conducting daily Scrum for transforming backlog 
items...
Multi – Organization Team 
Scrum says… 
 Product Owner is the only person accountable and responsible for 
managing the p...
Managing Self - organizing Scrum 
© 2014 11 Impetus Technologies 
Team
Perceived Drop in Efficiency 
© 2014 12 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/webina...
Measurement & Reporting 
Scrum says… 
 The work remaining and date are the only variables of interest 
 Development team...
Team Accountability 
© 2014 14 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registr...
Loss of Control over Team 
© 2014 15 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/webinar_r...
Introducing Changes During Sprint 
© 2014 16 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/w...
The Big Shift 
© 2014 17 Impetus Technologies 
Recorded version available at 
http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?...
Summary 
• Scrum creates challenges but also provides solutions 
• Self-organization is challenging yet highly rewarding 
...
© 2014 19 Impetus Technologies 
About Impetus
• Strategic partners for software product engineering and 
R&D 
• Thought leaders in cutting-edge technologies 
• Mature p...
© 2014 21 Impetus Technologies 
Q & A
© 2014 22 Impetus Technologies 
Thank You 
Write to us at inquiry@impetus.com 
Follow us on Twitter @impetustech 
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Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar

  1. 1. Impetus Technologies Inc. Managing Self-organizing © 2014 1 Impetus Technologies Scrum Teams Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  2. 2. Outline • Self-organizing Scrum teams • Building self-organizing teams • Managing self-organizing teams © 2014 2 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  3. 3. Self – organizing Scrum Teams • Self-organizing, empowered teams • Not directed and controlled from top • Team participates actively & collectively in Scrum © 2014 3 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 practices • More freedom vis-à-vis traditional development • Difficult transition for leaders from non-Scrum projects • The balancing act • Freedom with reliable & predictable outcomes
  4. 4. The Need – Sharing and Learning • Frequent interactions within the team • Learning from peers and seniors • Learning by observing and exposure • Diverse backgrounds, experiences & perspectives within the team • Frequent interactions • Team-bonding • Identification with project commitments © 2014 4 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  5. 5. Building Self – organizing Scrum Team © 2014 5 Impetus Technologies
  6. 6. Inertia Scrum says…  Scrum’s roles, artefacts, events and rules are immutable Challenge • Why should we change, old ways were good enough Our Recommendations • Explaining the benefits of following the rules • Making them mandatory for all concerned © 2014 6 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  7. 7. Personality Type • Challenge • Loner v/s team player • Aggressive v/s submissive • Our Recommendations • Carefully choosing members while forming the team • Avoiding extreme personality types © 2014 7 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Common shared language
  8. 8. Personality Clashes © 2014 8 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  All team members are called Developers regardless of the nature of work  No sub-teams dedicated to particular domains, like testing • Challenge • Lack of bonding between members of different roles • Old hierarchy can’t co-exist with new demands • Our Recommendations • Ensuring collective participation in all Scrum events • Dismantling hierarchy appropriately
  9. 9. Geographically Dispersed Team Scrum says… Team is responsible for conducting daily Scrum for transforming backlog items into next increment. Only team members can participate in this meeting.. © 2014 9 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 • Challenge • Communication & collaboration bottlenecks • Our Recommendations • Virtual meeting facilities with high quality audio / video • Encouraging informal interactions to develop team bonding
  10. 10. Multi – Organization Team Scrum says…  Product Owner is the only person accountable and responsible for managing the product backlog.. © 2014 10 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 • Challenge • Product owner and team from diverse cultures • Our Recommendations • Encouraging openness & tolerance to diversity • Product owner’s availability for the team • Team leader as proxy-product owner
  11. 11. Managing Self - organizing Scrum © 2014 11 Impetus Technologies Team
  12. 12. Perceived Drop in Efficiency © 2014 12 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Sprint plan is created by the collaborative work of entire team • Challenge • Parallel working discouraged • Results in reduced utilization of resources • Our Recommendations • Using enhanced learning to avoid rework & delays • Encouraging team to take proactive decisions and actions
  13. 13. Measurement & Reporting Scrum says…  The work remaining and date are the only variables of interest  Development team tracks the work remaining in daily scrum © 2014 13 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Challenge External stakeholder’s discomfort in letting go of old channels Our Recommendations Intermediate deliverables with in the sprint Leveraging the enhanced visibility & transparency Using daily updated sprint backlog for latest information
  14. 14. Team Accountability © 2014 14 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Selection of product backlog for the sprint is solely up to the development team • Challenge • No single person accountable • Our Recommendations • Team delivers • Team members can hold each other accountable • Team identifies the weakest link
  15. 15. Loss of Control over Team © 2014 15 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Self-organizing teams choose the best way to work • Challenge • External stakeholders feel loss of control over the team • Our Recommendations • Identifying risks in sprint backlog and daily updates • Determining quality & velocity improvements • Intermediate review with Product Owner
  16. 16. Introducing Changes During Sprint © 2014 16 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Development Team must only consider the priorities given by product owner and no one else  After planning Scrum, the team crafts a sprint goal which gives some flexibility regarding implemented functionalities • Challenge • Inability to introduce changes as and when they come up • Our Recommendations • Avoiding intervention once the sprint commences • Changes to be made only if they help sprint goal
  17. 17. The Big Shift © 2014 17 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52 Scrum says…  Scrum Master is the servant-leader for Scrum Team • Challenges • Scrum master has to earn respect by serving team • Others need to accept and adjust to his new role • Our Recommendations • Choosing Scrum Master carefully • Scrum Master to focus on serving product owner, team and organization
  18. 18. Summary • Scrum creates challenges but also provides solutions • Self-organization is challenging yet highly rewarding • Boundaries are demolished and team bonding encouraged • Far greater autonomy as well as responsibility • Distributed & multi-organization teams have greater challenges • Scrum Master is the biggest change manager Building self-organized team is a tough job, © 2014 18 Impetus Technologies Sustaining it is tougher! Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  19. 19. © 2014 19 Impetus Technologies About Impetus
  20. 20. • Strategic partners for software product engineering and R&D • Thought leaders in cutting-edge technologies • Mature processes and practices that are methodical, yet flexible • Diverse domain expertise © 2014 20 Impetus Technologies Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52
  21. 21. © 2014 21 Impetus Technologies Q & A
  22. 22. © 2014 22 Impetus Technologies Thank You Write to us at inquiry@impetus.com Follow us on Twitter @impetustech Recorded version available at http://www.impetus.com/webinar_registration?event=archived&eid=52

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