The Product Owner is Part of the Team14-01-2009
History of the Scrum Breakfast28-01-2009
Our next Scrum Breakfast is focused on the softer skills of project management. Under the title
Team-Building without wanting to understand team-building theories
Hans-Peter Korn, independent Coach & Trainer, CSM, and regular Scrum Breakfast participant will help us deal with the complexities of dealing with a team.
In your role of a Scrum Master you want to sustain individuals to think and work as a team. Are models and theories describing how individuals and teams are “functioning” necessary to moderate the human interactions within the team? No, you can moderate teams in a simpler way. By following models and theories you risk to observe and boost in first instance that, what should happen following the models and theories – and not the actual intentions of the individuals in the team.
Instead of theory driven interventions you can accept teams as complex social systems with an unpredictable behaviour. And you can observe unprepossessed and curiously all what’s already working well (even in some degree only) and you can appreciate this to preserve and strengthen it. How does this look like specifically? How, for example, can this be supported by the “three question” in the “Daily Scrum”, by the “burn down charts” and by dealing with “impediments”? Guidance for Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches.
I look forward as always to interesting discussions about an interesting topic!
The Scrum Breakfast is organized in cooperation with the SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum Working Group.
Doors open at 8.00, Presentation starts at 8.35 (so you can catch a train which arrives at or before 8.30 and make the start of the presentation.