Leading Scrum Teams<br />Agile Success Tour – Minneapolis MN<br />Luis Eduardo Colón (lcolon@cds-global.com) <br />Directo...
About…<br />2400 employees<br />All countries have a local IT Division<br />US IT Division: 240 people<br />About 90 opera...
Why Agile?<br />For your business…<br />More products out, more quickly<br />Quality baked in<br />Build trust with busine...
Dogfooding<br />What I did to become an Agile manager:<br />Became a CSM with the team<br />Learned how the team did SM<br...
What not to do…<br />An agile manager leads people, does not direct them<br />You don’t tell them how to do their jobs<br ...
Results<br />50 sprints, 100 weeks, have never missed a commitment<br />Code coverage: 96% or higher (LAMP stack)<br />Can...
Lessons Learned (1/2)<br />Best ways to support teams<br />Provide Air Cover<br />Remove Impediments<br />Don’t be the SM ...
Lessons Learned (2/2)<br />Naysayer Patterns…<br />But my team is too small<br />But we have a help desk / SLA<br />We hav...
Luis Eduardo Colón (lcolon@cds-global.com) <br />Director of R&D - CDS Global US<br />“Management is a set of processes th...
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LUIS COLON - Leading Scrum Team [MN AST Feb 2011]

  1. 1. Leading Scrum Teams<br />Agile Success Tour – Minneapolis MN<br />Luis Eduardo Colón (lcolon@cds-global.com) <br />Director of R&D - CDS Global US<br />“Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the<br />Science of Management says is possible” – Collin Powell<br />
  2. 2. About…<br />2400 employees<br />All countries have a local IT Division<br />US IT Division: 240 people<br />About 90 operations, 150 development<br />Agile Alumni (as of Jan 2011)<br />7 scrum teams, 45 CSMs, 30 CSPOs<br />20 trained Agile Managers<br />Research & Development Groups<br />Doing scrum since 2008<br />Dedicated Product & Project Management<br />Many PMI certified PMs<br />We manage in excess of 138 million active subscribers for 460 publishers and product clients in the US, CA, UK and Australia<br />
  3. 3. Why Agile?<br />For your business…<br />More products out, more quickly<br />Quality baked in<br />Build trust with business teams<br />Showcase your use of best practices<br />It helps you avoid…<br />Everything becoming a big project<br />IT getting in the way of progress<br />Technical debt<br />For your people…<br />Developer quality of life<br />They pull their own work<br />Better communication (devs, PO)<br />Sustainable pace<br />Addresses their fears, like unfair deadlines<br />Manager quality of life<br />All the above, plus..<br />Self-directed teams<br />More of a leader, less of a manager<br />
  4. 4. Dogfooding<br />What I did to become an Agile manager:<br />Became a CSM with the team<br />Learned how the team did SM<br />Became a CSPO<br />Mentored and coached others to be better PO’s<br />Focused on being an Agile manager, and NOT being either an SM or PO<br />Now: helping others bebetter managers<br />
  5. 5. What not to do…<br />An agile manager leads people, does not direct them<br />You don’t tell them how to do their jobs<br />Don’t manage tasks (the SM does that), or assign them (the team does that)<br />Don’t decide what to do or what should be the priority (the PO does that)<br />Never make promises on behalf of your team <br />They make the commitments, and decide how to make them<br />You don’t hire (or change the team) quickly, or fire slowly<br />
  6. 6. Results<br />50 sprints, 100 weeks, have never missed a commitment<br />Code coverage: 96% or higher (LAMP stack)<br />Can do everything with open source development tools<br />Even for teams without CI, testing down from 40% of the work to 20%<br />
  7. 7. Lessons Learned (1/2)<br />Best ways to support teams<br />Provide Air Cover<br />Remove Impediments<br />Don’t be the SM or PO<br />A “Jack of all trades” never masters a single trade<br />It is NOT Pure Agile if you don’t have CI<br />Automated tests, builds, regression<br />If you can’t…10% automated coverage in critical modules is better than zero<br />
  8. 8. Lessons Learned (2/2)<br />Naysayer Patterns…<br />But my team is too small<br />But we have a help desk / SLA<br />We have a cross-product pooled team<br />Its just the hot thing now, I’ll wait for the next…<br />There’s always something to improve…<br />Learn from others<br />Improve individual skills<br />Get a better direction, more focus on the value<br />Self fulfilling prophecy…<br />If you believe it will work, it will<br />If you believe it will fail, it will<br />
  9. 9. Luis Eduardo Colón (lcolon@cds-global.com) <br />Director of R&D - CDS Global US<br />“Management is a set of processes that can keepa complicated system of people and technology running smoothly. […] Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that future, and inspires them to make it happen despite obstacles.” – John Kotter<br />Thank You :)<br />

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