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Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
Leading Distributed Scrum Teams (Agile Business Conference London 2013)
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  • 1. Das agile Manifest Leading Distributed Scrum Teams or How to Inspect & Adapt by using Cultural Models Stephanie Gasche - 1
  • 2. Das agile Manifest About me: — Lived, studied and worked in Austria, France, Germany, UK and USA — English & History (BA), International Business Management (MA) — Management Consultant at bor!sgloger consulting GmbH — Assists Scrum Teams and Management in Agile Transitions — Blogs at http://borisgloger.com/blog 2
  • 3. Das agile ManifestOne Scrum Team spread across the globe ... ... how can I make that work?! 3
  • 4. Das agile Manifest “Culture is a dead resource until its value and utility are recognized as knowledge.“ - John Holden 4
  • 5. Das agile Manifest Once upon a time, there was my Scrum-Team... 5 different cultures — 4 developers in Vietnam — 3 developers in India — 3 developers in Germany — 1 English Product Owner (located in Germany) — 1 Austrian ScrumMaster (located in Germany) 5
  • 6. Das agile Manifest Dr. Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions 5 Dimensions — Power Distance (PD) — Individualism / Collectivism (IDV) — Masculinity / Femininity (MAS) — Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI) — Long Term Orientation (LTO) © http://geert-hofstede.com/dimensions.html 6
  • 7. Das agile Manifest © http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html Vietnam vs. Germany India vs. Germany How can I apply the Cultural Dimensions to my Team?! 7
  • 8. Das agile Manifest Edward T. Hall Contexting Model Low-context cultures — verbal communication — logic- and fact-driven — direct speech and precise language High-context cultures — non-verbal communication — context more important than content — relationship-oriented, collectivistic — group harmony and consensus 8
  • 9. Das agile Manifest How can these Cultural Models help and what can they teach me?! 9
  • 10. Das agile Manifest What to watch out for... — Make sure everyone is aware of the differences — Team staffing (persons, roles & hierarchies) — Technical equipment — Bridge the distance — Corporate culture vs. national culture vs. Team culture — WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY Cultural Models meet Scrum 10
  • 11. Das agile Manifest Yes. — Principle of Inspect & Adapt — Sprint Retrospective every 2 weeks — Role of Scrum Master — Daily “face-to-face“ communication — Shared identity - one code, one product, one team — Agile Values as the common denominator Does Scrum generally help with internationally distributed Teams? 11
  • 12. Das agile Manifest The Scrum-Meetings Tips & Tricks — Preparation time — Value everyday chit chat — Move the webcam for interactive communication — Visualisation — Don‘t digitalise what needn‘t be digitalised — ScrumMaster as meeting facilitator — Time-box (sore necks & backs) — Checklist - did everyone (every location) participate? — Losing face: ScrumMaster asks the silly questions — Use the sub-team whenever possible — Proxy roles in every location — Go drinking together 12
  • 13. ESTIMATION MEETING - Magic Estimation Examples © Corkboard 13
  • 14. ESTIMATION MEETING - Magic Estimation © Google Docs 14
  • 15. ESTIMATION MEETING - Planning Poker © www.planningpoker.com 15
  • 16. SPRINT RETROSPECTIVE - Online Spreadsheet © www.editgrid.com 16
  • 17. Key Ideas — The role of the ScrumMaster becomes non-disputable. — Cultural Models can give a better understanding. Be sensible in how to apply them. Continue treating people as individuals. — If possible, co-locate. If not possible, use this impediment as an opportunity for turning creative. 17
  • 18. Thank you for your attention! Any questions?! E-Mail: stephanie.gasche@borisgloger.com Blog: http://borisgloger.com/blog/ Twitter: @StephyGasche LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephanie-gasche/53/460/929 18

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