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Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar
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Managing Self-organizing SCRUM Teams- Impetus Webinar

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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Building Self – organizing Scrum Team © 2014 5 Impetus Technologies
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Managing Self - organizing Scrum © 2014 11 Impetus Technologies Team
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. © 2014 19 Impetus Technologies About Impetus
  • 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. © 2014 21 Impetus Technologies Q & A
  • 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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