Re: Scrum training recommendations
- --- In email@example.com, Doug McQuilken
> Just when you think this topic has run its course (pun
> Alan & Ken are both right as they are responding to differentquestions.
>develop a performing team. Along that continuum it is necessary to
> This topic is really part of broader question - the objective is to
have various interventions in order to move up the learning curve.
Some possible interventions are PO & CSM training.
>scrum/agile team "from scratch", I would suggest that PO and/or CSM
> Although having just gone through the experience of building a
training is neither necessary nor sufficient to build an effective
>from "Waterfall" is the team interaction which may require a cultural
> The essential characteristic of Scrum/Agile that differentiates it
change. Thus, I would suggest the following general sequence of
> Form team - inclusive of PO & CSMConduct team-based "bootcamp"training. The objective being to create a behavior-based model of how
the team is expected to interact. For this we used the "case study"
from M.Cohn's book. Alternatively, this could be accomplished by
having the team jointly attend a CSM course, observing an existing
team in action, etc. Train PO & CSM in their respective disciplines -
as some practice skills are required on the team
> Team to work through a few sprintsOnsite coaching - ideally thiswould include: release planning, sprint planning, retrospective, &
> "Mix & match" to taste - conduct a sprint then train PO, etc.Agreed. That's why I started out my original response with a series
When wanting Scrum training consider the following:
1) do you want to train your team?
2) do you want to train everyone on your team to be a coach?
3) what is the problem you am facing?
In general, whenever you are looking at making a change you need to
see where you are, where you want to go and then how might you get
there. There are many issues to consider besides the knowledge. In
transitioning teams, a great book to read is "Managing Transitions"
by William Bridges, btw.
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