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Athens scrum meetup

  1. 1. SCRUM Principles Yiannis Mavraganis 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 1
  2. 2. What do you hope to get from this Meetup? An excellent answer I got: “Stop projects from failing so easily.” 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 2
  3. 3. Agile Philosophy 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 3
  4. 4. The most popular agile method “… the team tries to go the distance as a unit, passing the ball back and forth". 1986 Harvard Business Review article “The New New Product Development Game” by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka Simple lightweight framework to manage complex product development, founded on empirical process control theory. 3 Pillars: • Transparency, • Inspection, • Adaptation 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 4
  5. 5. Team Work analogies “A phalanx was, therefore, very densely packed …. If its allowed to compare war with sport: a hoplite battle was something like a "scrum" in a rugby match”. “…the coordinated teamwork enables the system as a whole (here, the boat) to achieve its optimum performance.” By Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje "Especially in 1974 and 1988, Holland could defend as a whole and attack as a whole…” If a left back started attacking a centre back would fill in his place and a midfielder would take the place of the centre back so the team would retain it’s organisational structure. 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 5
  6. 6. SCRUM Benefits • Less risk • Early realization of value • Increased productivity, through better communication and transparency • Reveals inefficiencies, so that you can improve • Better rhythm! 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 6
  7. 7. 3 Roles Product Owner 5 Events 3 Artifacts Daily SCRUM Product Backlog Sprint Sprint Backlog SCRUM Master Development Team Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospectives 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 Increment 7
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  9. 9. Team characteristics Small, autonomous, self organized, cross functional deliver products iteratively and incrementally, maximizing opportunities for feedback 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 9
  10. 10. Fundamental Points • Build Quality In! “Technical debt can kill you…” • At the end of each sprint: potentially shippable product increment, according to Definition of Done • Sprint Goal Development Team: Increment. why it is building the 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 10
  11. 11. Advice “…implementing only parts of Scrum is possible, the result is not Scrum” SCRUM Guide ( Simple to understand but difficult to master, consider it like a diet… (needs discipline, you cannot ignore a certain aspect) And do not forget it is a culture game! 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 11
  12. 12. “The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.” Jean-Claude Killy. Triple Olympic champion 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 12
  13. 13. Thank you! 1st SCRUM Meetup, Athens Oct 2013 13
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