Human Factors in Engineering, Hands-On Labs

M03 Hands-on Lab: Scrum is Not the Point - Focusing on Done & Delivery in Scrum


9:00am - 6:00pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Benjamin Day

Author, Trainer, Developer

Scrum is not the point. I know. That's an odd thing to say in the abstract for a Scrum workshop, huh? It's true though. The Scrum process is a tool for helping to deliver great, done, working software. The point is delivering the ‘done software' not simply doing Scrum.

In this hands-on workshop, we'll teach you Scrum from a whole new perspective. We'll start by reviewing the role, events, and artifacts of Scrum with an emphasis on how those things help you to actually deliver software. From there, we'll talk about ways to get more out of your team by minimizing work in progress and focusing on decreasing your batch size. Along the way, we'll talk about communication strategies, metrics, and how to predict the future.

If you're new to Scrum & Agile or even if you've been doing Scrum for years, this workshop will give you what you need to deliver using Scrum.

You will learn:

  • What are the pieces of Scrum? Why do you need those pieces? How do they help you to deliver?
  • How do you create and manage requirements so that it makes sense to your bosses, customers, and stakeholders? Why does that matter?
  • How do you predict the future using Velocity, Throughput, Lead Time, and Cycle Time?

Attendee Requirements:
You must provide your own laptop computer (Windows or Mac) for this hands-on lab.
Your laptop must be able to access wireless internet