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Assembling Scrum Teams: A Nonviolent Story


Slide deck for my session presented in the Scrum Gathering New Orleans.

Slide deck for my session presented in the Scrum Gathering New Orleans.

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  • 1. Photo by Sonel-SA Assembling Scrum Teams: A Nonviolent Story Juan Banda
  • 2. My journey started back in 2007 when I re- joined industry and started to work in a very fun and motivating environment Photo by Yckhong
  • 3. Photo by Whiny Dancer After three years in that company I decided to leave to take another job that pay me more but where I felt that I didn’t belong
  • 4. I felt a very deep feeling of frustration for not being able to change things in such a way that communication can be more effective and less violentPhoto by esuckow2
  • 5. Photo by Tessek There I discovered that the problem was not only a hierarchical structure but violence in communication
  • 6. Violence in communication eventually affected my personal live and before falling I decided to look for other opportunities Photo by kiandraa
  • 7. Photo by TZA I found a new job an a new challenge: assemble a team of happy and productive people
  • 8. I started by recognizing that we all human beings are different but still there are common feelings and needs Photo by Joel Shlabotnik
  • 9. Based on that I wrote and explain to the consultants that I hired the profile of the people that I was looking for Photo by Shamma Mia
  • 10. It worked for me to explain things that I didn’t want in the people that I was recruiting: I definitely was not looking for people with huge egos Photo by fede 1845
  • 11. I was looking for individuals with the collaborative spirit and the ability to empathize with others Photo by Toyamarie
  • 12. Crucial to this effort was to find individuals that feel the need to belong to a team and collaborate with others Photo by Ice birdy
  • 13. I was also looking for courageous individuals that won’t be afraid to do things that none has done before and learn stuff that they didn’t know Photo by WR Bricks
  • 14. These individuals should also have the ability to laugh and don’t let that stress ruin their days Photo by tylerburkphotography
  • 15. I was not looking for employees that needed a manager, I was looking for people that were needing inspiration Photo by Pasukaru76
  • 16. I’ve finally found nonviolent people that only wanted to work in an environment to let them to be happy, but that was only the start Photo by Atomicity
  • 17. They started their learning path by meeting each other and learning to communicate without violence Photo by ReilandN166
  • 18. Our first steps were not easy, we learned technology and tools in record time Photo by busiguy6
  • 19. Our teams started to created their own working agreements that little by little were defining interactions Photo by Sailor Tokyo
  • 20. Each team member can do many things – we don’t have titles or specialties Photo by Funesphoto
  • 21. We have a limited budget and we are running against the clock to release a product Photo by 401 (K) 2013
  • 22. In spite of external pressure communication among us is still nonviolent Photo by useitinfo
  • 23. As time passed our knowledge, product and communication skills has improved Photo by Darko Sikman Photography
  • 24. We are obsessed with the elegance or our code and with continuous learning Photo by Maxim Kushpel
  • 25. Of course our CEO wants results but we keep him at the bay by producing metrics and reports that we believe worth doingPhoto by digital_stability
  • 26. We use things like Agile, Scrum, XP, NVC, Mob Programming and we are aspire to become true software craftmenPhoto by fifoescudero
  • 27. We don’t have a recipe to create copies of our teams; even if they use the same technology people can’t be cloned Photo by Allahu Akbar2008
  • 28. We believe in principles and values that have allow us to harvest great results Photo by Aleeph
  • 29. Photo by Shaun_Sheep Nobody can predict what is going to happen in the future but so far we’ve been happy at work
  • 30. @juanbandajara (twitter) (site) (blog)
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