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Soft factors - Prerequisites of Scrum

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Soft Factors - The Prerequisites of Scrum

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Soft factors - Prerequisites of Scrum

  1. 1. Fredi Schmidli - Managing Partner, Co-Founder swiss IT bridge gmbh www.swissITbridge.ch Soft factors - a decisive prerequisite for applying Scrum
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>About us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your interest? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are Soft Factors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your key Soft Factors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why focusing on Soft Factors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic tipps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 1. About us <ul><ul><li>swiss IT bridge gmbh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing Partner, Co-Founder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background: Economist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Scrum? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lean Agile Scrum community in CH/VN </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2. Your interest? http://www.flickr.com/photos/hectoralejandro/4401992531/
  5. 5. 3. What are Soft Factors? <ul><li>1. Soft Factors or human-oriented factors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. Hard Factors or technical factors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CPU speed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loading time for website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 4. Your key Soft Factor? 3' exercise with your neighbour:     1. Your most important Soft Factor?   2. Which you want to improve yourself?     3. Which you want somebody else to improve?
  7. 7. 5. Why focusing on Soft Factors? <ul><ul><li>I spend more than 50% of my time with Soft Factors.... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;True success with the Scrum framework comes from teams and organizations who understand the values and the principles that form the foundation of all agile processes&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/what_is_scrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values , e.g.: Commitment (Time boxed sprint) Openness (Retrospective) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principles , e.g.:   Communicate (Daily Scrum) Learn and improve (Retrospective) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.implementingscrum.com/2008/03/25/scrum-values-learn-them-live-them/ http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/5 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 6. Basic tipps <ul><ul><li>General: Cool head, warm heart  and working hands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find out the true reason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. for Trust: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Situation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consequence? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion: Important, but a challange to apply them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action? Education/Training and Investment in firms </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 7. Discussion http://www.slideshare.net/swissITbridge/soft-factors-prerequisites-of-scrum

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