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Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team

We discuss 4 scenes in the life of a Scrum team. In each case we examine a common problem, what led to it and how better collaboration between PO and team can help to avoid it. Presented by Jens Korte and Simon Roberts at XP Days Germany 2010.

Simon Roberts

on 31 August 2016

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Transcript of Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team

Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team
At the Release Planning Meeting
At the Requirements Workshop during the Sprint
#4 Simple / Complex
#5 Data Variations
All Major
The First Sprint Day
Show the problem - at the sprint review the product owner doesn't get what he wants
Connections - how can we avoid this? Shout out.
Concept - 3Cs - and the most important of these is Conversation
Concrete practice - 2 minutes - shout out 5 topics that should take place during the conversation
Conclusions - show diagram
3 Cs

User Stories - "A Promise for a Conversation"
How can we avoid this?

Please stand up and shout
out your answers!
Topics that should be
part of this conversation

Ball toss
At the Team Chartering Workshop
Show and briefly explain the problem - nothing done at the sprint review
Connections - what could be causing this? Shout out or pop up
Concept - explain team chartering - including definition of done
Concrete practice - in three teams - ball toss - definition of done for task, story, increment
Conclusions - teams make comments - show diagram, explain anti-pattern
How can we avoid this?

Please shout out your answers!
Team Charter
Basic Agreements
Technology and Engineering Rules
Team Norms
Definition of Ready
Definition of Done
"Just as a person needs time and space to incubate thoughts before a new idea can emerge, a system needs a bounded space for the emergence of new patterns."

Facilitating Organization Change: Lessons from Complexity Science (Edwin E. Olson and Glenda H. Eoyang)
Definition of Done

Three teams - 1, 2, 3
Task, Story, Increment

2 minutes to brainstorm
within your team - one item per

Stick on common flip-chart
Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team
#7 Defer Performance
25 sec
2 sec
#8 Operations
Manage Account
#9 Spike
80 / 20
Equal size
1 stop
n stops
#1 Workflow Steps
#2 Business Rules Variation
Search for flights with flexible dates
... n days
between date x
and date y
... a weekend
in December
... +- n days
of x and y
to website
to website
with review
to staging
from staging
to website
#3 Major Effort
#6 Data Entry Methods
Simon Roberts
twitter: @srob
Jens Korte
twitter: @JensKorte
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