Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged practical agile

Deep Dive into Scrum Roles & How to Excel Together

In high level presentations about Scrum, more time and effort seems to go into explaining the ceremonies and sprint workflow than who is supposed to do what. The brief overview usually goes something like this: the Product Owner says what to do, Devs code, and the Scrum Master facilitates. Those are some pretty short job descriptions! In this talk, we'll take a deep dive into the actual responsibilities each of these Scrum roles entails. A shared understanding of expectations across the different Scrum team members helps ensure fewer misunderstandings and assumptions. We'll talk about who owns, or could own, each of the meetings and expectations for each role before, during, and after each meeting. We'll go over what kind of input should be given for helping make decisions on what work is in the product backlog, the sprint backlog, releases, and who has the final say. Next, we'll talk about helpful team interactions throughout the sprint that help reduce blockers, confirm we're building the right thing, and allow us to support each other to the best of our abilities. And finally, I'll present you with an exercise you can take back to your team to help flush out and work through any current misunderstandings of expectations in different facets of your work together.

Speaker

Whitley Red

Whitley Red

Scrum Master, Werner Enterprises

Tech vs. Business:Turn the Agile Rivalry into a Productive Relationship

Whose priorities come first? Tech? Or Business? Is this a touchy subject? Maybe by the end of reading the title you've already got your tech or business rival in mind. Why can't we all just get along?? As a Scrum Master in my duties to both support the Product Owner, and stand up for developers and the Tech department, I've found myself playing referee a time or two.

In this interactive session, we'll peel away some of the layers behind the tech/business relationship in agile organizations, which can be frought with issues, or beautifully symbiotic. We'll talk about some common grievances (such as tech debt never gets prioritized), some common solutions (such as the 80/20 rule), and discuss attendees experiences.

Speaker

Whitley Red

Whitley Red

Scrum Master, Werner Enterprises