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Scrum Club System

  1. 1. Scrum Club System Overview
  2. 2. Problem: How do we bring more startups to LA? <ul><li>Startups bring money and jobs to LA, boosting the economy </li></ul><ul><li>To attract more startups we need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to get funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A community to network in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People to hire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A system of support for the people who are hired </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Solution: Strengthen our Community <ul><li>Implement a system that supports the centralization and funding of our groups </li></ul><ul><li>Identify groups we need but don’t have </li></ul><ul><li>Have the groups work toward a shared goal </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the efforts of the groups in an annual event that draws attention to the startup community </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>Agile Product Management is the art of designing a complex product so that as development progresses, the cost of change stays stable </li></ul><ul><li>After you design your product, you need to do projects </li></ul><ul><li>Scrum is a project management methodology that delivers software projects faster / better / cheaper and yields results sooner </li></ul>
  5. 5. Premise <ul><li>Agile Product Management + Scrum Project Management increases the likelihood that a product can be brought successfully to market </li></ul><ul><li>By providing a community framework in which to learn Agile and Scrum across an entire startup, LA startups will be able to make better choices and be more successful </li></ul><ul><li>An environment of success attracts more startups and helps us retain college graduates to staff them </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Scrum Club System <ul><li>A few small tweaks and elements added to the existing Los Angeles tech community to help unify the groups </li></ul><ul><li>Like SaaS, the components of the system are small “differentiators” not end-to-end solutions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Solution Components Facebook App Fundraiser Charitable Giving Program Lecture Series Contest Product Manager User Group In progress Planned
  8. 8. Lecture Series: Code Show <ul><li>The lecture series features speakers from existing groups in a planned structure to support product design </li></ul><ul><li>Each speaker explains how they do their job, various concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship is sold in a “package” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 lecture series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contest sponsorship </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Product Manager User Group <ul><li>A lab that follows each lecture as a “think tank” on the planning of a new product </li></ul><ul><li>Participants work together on their product ideas one night a month </li></ul><ul><li>We start from basically pitching our ideas to reviewing each other’s 10 card decks and business plans </li></ul><ul><li>Participants are invited to bring their ideas to the Code Show “Startup Weekend” </li></ul><ul><li>Training on how to run a project using Scrum </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contest: Code Show Weekend <ul><li>Participants in the lab bring their 10 card decks and ideas to the event </li></ul><ul><li>Developers show up and pick the idea they want to work on </li></ul><ul><li>Teams compete to develop the product over the weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone gets to try running Scrum as the facilitation process </li></ul><ul><li>The most launchable product which is likely to earn revenue wins the contest purse: enough to pay bounties to the team and fund development of the product for 6 months </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fundraiser: Corporate Espionage <ul><li>It is very likely that the LA tech community has an abundance of some types of groups and lacks role support groups, i,.e.) Project Manager, QA, Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>The startup community would benefit from having these types of groups to help support recruiting and skill building </li></ul><ul><li>These groups traditionally have a hard time getting sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>By providing a unique consumer product and fundraising activity, we can support quality events for these groups </li></ul><ul><li>The card game also makes a great college group fundraiser… immediately following the Code Show Weekend, we can start an outreach effort to the colleges and offer to help students fundraise for their clubs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Charitable Giving Program: Scrum for Humanity <ul><li>Scrum Club is a non-profit with a charitable mission: to help tech folks upgrade skills while working on projects for charity </li></ul><ul><li>This mission and supporting activities make sponsorship dollars donated to the club tax deductible </li></ul>
  13. 13. Facebook App <ul><li>An online version of the card game </li></ul><ul><li>Markets the club </li></ul><ul><li>Premium content model funds the club </li></ul>
  14. 14. Status <ul><li>Lecture Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kickoff 9/11, 1 st lecture 10/13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remaining lectures TBD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Manager User Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started, scheduled through 10/20 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal, sponsorship, details to be arranged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fundraiser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently on pre-sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Streets 3/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charitable Giving Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IRS approval of 501c3 status pending </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facebook App </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gathering requirements </li></ul></ul>