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Workshop dealing effectively with impediments - Bosnia Agile Day - Sarajevo 2017 - Ben Linders

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If you want to become agile and lean, teams need to be able to handle impediments quickly and effectively. This game teaches you to recognize and analyze impediment and to take appropriate action by deploying agile and lean good practices. In this game, you will become a team which has been working together for a couple of iterations. The game can be played by 1-4 teams simultaneously. Each team will have Scrum master and a Product Owner. The game consists of a deck of impediment cards, a list of agile and lean good practices, and an impediment board. During the game, the teams will be coached in understanding impediments and selecting and deploying good practices to take action. Benefits for attendees :

recognize impediments and understand how they can hinder the team
deploy agile and lean practices to deal with them
learn how to become more effective in dealing with impediments

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Workshop dealing effectively with impediments - Bosnia Agile Day - Sarajevo 2017 - Ben Linders

  1. 1. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 1 Dealing Effectively with Impediments  Bosnia Agile Day 2017 Sarajevo, October 21, 2016 Ben Linders HOTEL EUROPE, October 21st
  2. 2. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 2
  3. 3. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 3 Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous improvement Freelance Editor for InfoQ.com Ben Linders Books: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives What Drives Quality Continuous Improvement Games: Agile Self-assessment Game
  4. 4. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 4 Impediment
  5. 5. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 5 Handling Impediments recognize understand how they hinder team find effective solutions decide what to do and do it
  6. 6. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 6 Playing the Game • 5 min: read guidelines • 45 min: play the game • 10 min: evaluate Evaluate • How did it go? • What did you learn?
  7. 7. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 7 Handling Impediments • Recognize • Understand • Deploy Agile/Lean Practices • Decide who takes action Agile & Lean Good Practices Customer & Requirements Technical Practices Team Working & Efficiency Organizational Change
  8. 8. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 8@BenLinders -- BenLinders.com Dealing with Blockers & Impediments ü Make blockers visible ü Raise issues early ü Build shared understanding ü Feelings matter ü Why over How ü Know the root causes ü Safe-to-fail experiments
  9. 9. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 9 THANK YOU!
  10. 10. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 10
  11. 11. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 11 What Drives Quality Deep Dive into Software Quality with Practical Solutions for Delivering High Quality Products for software developers and testers, architects, Product Owners, agile coaches, Scrum masters, project managers, and operational and senior managers who consider quality to be important Released: September 30, 2017 Available on Amazon, leanpub, BenLinders
  12. 12. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 12 Continuous Improvement a Become aware of importance of continuous improvement, a Explore how it’s engrained in agile software development a Suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously Increase your organization's agility! Leanpub.com/continuousimprovement “Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable”
  13. 13. @BenLinders - BenLinders.com 13 Getting More out of Agile & Lean Practices for teams and stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams. Full Day Workshop: a Deploying practices effectively a Improve Collaboration a Tips & Trick for Agile & Lean a Improve Continuously Increase your organization's agility! BenLinders.com/agilelean

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