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How Smart CXO's Beat Stress With Strategic Scrum

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Do you sometimes feel that the world of CXO's gets disconnected with the world of Scrum Teams? Do your CXO's sometimes get frustrated that Scrum Teams don't get the big picture while Scrum Teams feel whiplash from chasing the next flavor of the month without understanding if any of their previous contributions added value to the company? Try Strategic Scrum - the approach used by Smart CXO's to Beat Stress & Stay In-Sync With Scrum Teams!

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How Smart CXO's Beat Stress With Strategic Scrum

  1. 1. 1© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ HOW SMART CXO’S BEAT STRESS WITH STRATEGIC SCRUM CXO-LAND Read my blog on this topic
  2. 2. 2© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ About Me… • Education:  Bachelors in Computer Sc. & Engg.  Masters in Entrepreneurship • Certifications:  PST (PSF, PSM, PSPO), PSM II, PSPO II  Evidence Based Management Consultant  MBTI Certified Practitioner  Certified in Advanced Conflict Resolution  Certificate in Organizational Development • Experience:  Sr. Principal – Enterprise Agile Deployment, Sabre  Founder & Org Whisperer – SmoothApps  18+ years in SW Delivery, Consulting  Siemens, HP, Avaya, Cisco, AT&T, Sabre. among others  Dev Background: C/C++, VC++, Win32 SDK, Oracle… Read my blog on this topic
  3. 3. 3© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ “Our CXO’s & Scrum Teams have a clear, shared understanding of how the work of Scrum Teams is connected to what CXO’s care about.” Modified Fist To Five 0 1 2 3 4 5 Read my blog on this topic
  4. 4. 4© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ • Scrum Teams… • Why are we doing this…? • Are we adding value…? • How will trade-off’s impact our business…? • Can we get some help with these impediments…? • Other reasons…? So What…? Why Bother…? • CXO’s… • Why did they just do that…? • Why don’t they get it…? • I am doing “real work” here. Why should I bother with these stupid impediments? WiFM? • Other reasons…? Read my blog on this topic
  5. 5. 5© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ "A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. It has a clear finish line so the organization can know when it has achieved the goal; people like to shoot for finish lines." — Collins and Porras, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies 1 BHAG BHAG • SolarAid: To eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020 • Gift of Life Marrow Registry: To cure blood cancer through marrow donation by ensuring a match for every patient in need, whenever they need one. • Facebook: To make the world more open and connected. • Amazon.com: To be Earth's most customer-centric company. • SpaceX: Enable human exploration and settlement of Mars. Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Wikipedia Read my blog on this topic
  6. 6. 6© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ "Pillars provide strength and support for something. In the case of strategy formulation, strategic pillars hold up the vision. Remove a pillar, and the vision is in risk of collapse. (Strategic pillars are also called strategic planks.)" — What are the Strategic Pillars that Support the Vision?, Greg Githens 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS BHAG Read my blog on this topic
  7. 7. 7© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ Facebook’s strategic pillars could be… 1. AQUIRE: Get more people to join Facebook 2. ENGAGE: Get users to post content, like, share, comment 3. MINE: Mine user content and behavior to extract insights on trends and patterns 4. MONETIZE: Sell insights to advertisers • Complement pillars with a business model using a canvas like Roman Pichler’s Extended Product Vision Canvas 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS BHAG ACQUISITION MONETIZATION MINING ENGAGEMENT TALENT SUPPORTED BY COMPANY CULTURE, SYSTEMS, POLICIES Read my blog on this topic
  8. 8. 8© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ BHAG ACQUISITION MONETIZATION MINING ENGAGEMENT TALENT SUPPORTED BY COMPANY CULTURE, SYSTEMS, POLICIES 10% 40% 30% 20% • Unique investment for each pillar. • Guidelines, not hand-cuffs • This approach can apply recursively… • COMPANY: Microsoft • SUITE: MS Office • PRODUCT: PowerPoint • Agile Portfolio Management – Jochen Krebs 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT Read my blog on this topic
  9. 9. 9© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 3 INVESMENT 2 PILLARS 1 BHAG BHAG ACQUISITION MONETIZATION MINING ENGAGEMENT TALENT SUPPORTED BY COMPANY CULTURE, SYSTEMS, POLICIES 10% 40% 30% 20% • Define WIG’s for each pillar, based on Franklin Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution “Increase/Decrease ? From ? To ? By ?” • Complement with Scrum.org Evidence Based Management for Software Organizations – EBMgt ™ 4 WIG’s Read my blog on this topic
  10. 10. 10© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 4 WIG’s 5 SCOREBOARD Read my blog on this topic
  11. 11. 11© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ ACQUISITION ENGAGEMENT MONETIZATIONMINING 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 4 WIG’s 5 SCOREBOARD 6 PORTFOLIO MAP Read my blog on this topic
  12. 12. 12© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 6 PORTFOLIO MAP 4 WIG’s 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 5 SCOREBOARD 7 PORTFOLIO BACKLOG Read my blog on this topic
  13. 13. 13© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 6 PORTFOLIO MAP 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 4 WIG’s 5 SCOREBOARD 7 PORTFOLIO BACKLOG 8 ROADMAP Read my blog on this topic
  14. 14. 14© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 6 PORTFOLIO MAP 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 4 WIG’s 5 SCOREBOARD 7 PORTFOLIO BACKLOG 8 ROADMAP 9 EXECUTE BHAG PILLARS SCOREBOARD PORTFOLIO BACKLOG ROADMAP RELEASE PLAN SPRINT PLAN DAILY PLAN AND / OR Read my blog on this topic
  15. 15. 15© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ 1 BHAG 2 PILLARS 3 INVESMENT 4 WIG’s 5 SCOREBOARD 6 PORTFOLIO MAP 7 PORTFOLIO BACKLOG 8 ROADMAP 9 EXECUTE 10 LEARN Read my blog on this topic
  16. 16. 16© SmoothApps 2017 | SmoothApps | Blog | Training | Newsletter | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+ smoothapps smoothapps orgwhisperer Ravi Verma, The Org Whisperer SMOOTHAPPS Read my blog on this topic Read my blog on this topic

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