Events and Resources

August 18th, 2010

Agile2010. August 11, 2010

Usuing Scrum to Complement Existing Organizational Transformation Methods
Presented by Elizabeth Woodward and Helen McKinstry

The purpose of this session was to help participants to improve their success with software development transformation efforts by leveraging Scrum with Kotter’s 8 Steps for Leading Change. The transformation and community approach described in this presentation is exactly the approach that the IBM QSE Agile Community used to create A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum.

IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Conference. November 3, 2009

Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative Research
Workshop on Daily Scrums in a Distributed Environment, November 3, 2009
Presented by Matt Ganis, Steffan Surdek and Elizabeth Woodward

Agile product teams tend to be collocated in an effort to facilitate communication and collaboration between members, but today, remote workforces are a reality. Agilists that are looking to use Scrum typically find advice that is relevant to collocated teams, but don’t find much that deals with issues of remote teams. As we move more and more toward distributed teams we need to identify best practices for working with remote (perhaps culturally different) teammates. We need to look at our methods and the possibility of modifying our practices to better fit with multiple time zones, cultural differences and tools that need to go beyond “stories on the wall”.

Montréal (Canada) on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Le Daily Scrum pour les équipes distribuées : Steffan Surdek