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IT Executive Overview of Scum in the IT Organization.

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  • Scrum as an Agile Methodology An IT Management Overview By Dave Rognerud
  • Intrinsic Value of Scrum
    • Scrum focuses on value, leadership, technical excellence, collaboration, and self-emergent social and product behaviors. It uses an agile process that is holistic in its approach to software development and delivery.
  • Intrinsic Value of Scrum
    • Using Scrum as an agile methodology can rid software development of its current reputation by: [i]
    • Reducing process waste (non-value added activity, resource sub-optimization, etc.),
    • Reducing product waste (unused features, poor quality, etc.),
    • Increasing customer and employee satisfaction, and
    • Delivering the right product and services, faster which deliver working products with faster time-to-market and better flexibility to toward change!
    • [i] PM Boulevard, Robbins-Gioia, LLC.
  • Intrinsic Value of Scrum
    • It also focuses resources directly at the business problem that is:
    • Gives the Owner Control over solving their business problems.
      • Solution are defined, prioritized and authorized by the business.
      • Has a committed team dedicated to solving their technology problems
      • Business accepts the solution
      • and receives working software
    • Gives the CIO’s management team real business success.
      • It removes from the IT realm problems associated with multiple priorities and shifting needs.
      • Reduces logistical resource management nightmares that are perennial issues.
      • Highlights impediments to delivering business solutions.
      • Helps your organization identify and remove barriers that inhibit project success
  • What is Scrum?
    • Scrum is an agile, project management light, process used to manage and control software and product development using iterative, incremental practices. Agile methodologies insist on; a fast mode of delivery and shorter project life cycles. It delivers working deployable software, which is accepted by the users, as the key to Scrum’s success.
  • Keys to Scrum’s success
    • Scrum process uses any one of the Agile tools: XP (eXtreme Programming), AD (Agile Database Techniques), AM (Agile Modeling), or any number of other agile methods.
    • Scrum does not dictate which engineering practices must be used.
    • Scum may be combined with XP to generate the benefits of agile development with the advantages of simple implementations.
    • Scrum, used properly, significantly increases productivity and reduces time to market while facilitating adaptive, empirical systems development.
  • Scrum principles:
    • Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
    • Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
    • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
    • Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  • Scrum’s own characteristics and practices:
    • Three basic roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Project Team
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Sprint Planning Meeting
    • Daily Scrum Meeting
    • Thirty-day iterations, delivering increments of potentially shippable functionality at the end of each iteration
    • Sprint Reviews
    • Retrospectives
  • Project success through empowered Teams
    • Scrum is about personal accountability and empowerment. The team members who embrace the concept and participate in and accept team commitments [i ] are:
    • Self Disciplined: Project teams without self-discipline will, in the end, be lazy and careless (I see it all too often), or fall back upon externally imposed discipline, a notoriously weak form of discipline.
    • Self Organized: A particular form of esprit de corps and initiative develops when the people on the project choose their own leaders, their own tasks, their own peer-operating rules. They tend to be more fervent about the quality of their work, their code of conduct. Many a project has been saved because the technical people banded together to make sure they delivered their product despite the hierarchy they reported to.
    • Self Aware: The team becomes self-aware, when it is able to discuss about how they are and how they might get better, what their responsibilities are to each other and to themselves.
    • [i] Self-Awareness: An Overlooked Key to Agility, Alistair Cockburn, February 9, 2009, Gantthead.
    • iv 5Q's on Agile with Arlen Bankston, by Arlen Bankston, May 28, 2008, ibid, i.
  • Scrum promotes IT success:
    • Scrum works through empowerment:
      • Team Ownership and Commitment
      • Scrum requires an organizational change how management thinks about itself in terms of IT’s role in the business.
      • Benefits to the IT organization:
      • Scrum will highlights impediments to delivering business solutions
      • Helps the organization in identify and remove barriers inhibiting project success
      • Help IT figure out how to deliver faster better solutions to meet your business’ customers speed to market demands.
  • Questions and Answers
    • Please send any questions, discussions, or comments to:
      • Dave Rognerud at [email_address]
      • Or email for an appointment to discuss your project needs.
  • THANK YOU