Scrum’s DNA is empiricism and self-organization. Scrum promotes simplicity. Scrum promotes clear accountability and peer collaboration to deal with unpredictability and formulate answers to complex problems.
What Scrum promotes was not at the core of many enterprises when enlarging their organizational and work structures. It still isn’t. The main challenge in applying Scrum in the large lies not in fitting Scrum into the existing structures, but to revise the existing structures via a bottom-up understanding, implementation and growth of Scrum, while keeping the base rules of the game intact and respecting them. The rules remain consistent at and are independent of the scale at which Scrum is organized.
Gunther Verheyen, independent Scrum Caretaker, does not aspire teaching how to scale Scrum or introduce a new scaling framework. In this interactive workshop, he will collaboratively explore with the principles that apply when the need arises to maintain a product with more people than can conveniently work as one team, i.e. move to a “Multi-Team Scrum” setup. The workshop will include selected cases from “The Scrum Caretaker Book of Exercises”.
- Date: Thursday 17 March 2022 (13.30-17h CET + 30 minutes of an optional after hang-out).
- Language: English.
- Price: 200€ + VAT (if applicable) for this specific pilot session (future price is 300€).
Your workshop facilitator
Gunther calls himself an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum. He started practicing Scrum in 2003, has partnered with Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum) and has worked with diverse teams and organizations. The Scrum services that he offers (training, coaching, consulting and speaking) build on these accumulated experiences. Ullizee-Inc is his business vehicle. Gunther is the author of the acclaimed book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” and editor of the book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”.
What to expect in an online setting?
Our online workshops and classes are very much case-driven with plenty of room for interaction and conversation. We keep them as low-tech as possible:
- We will connect on Zoom and use Zoom break-out rooms for discussions in smaller teams.
- We will use Google Jamboard in a virtual team space on Google drive.
- The workshop facilitator might occasionally use a PowerPoint slide deck and a physical flip chart.