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Tuesday, August 4 • 14:45 - 15:15
8 Years Agile - From Startup ScrumMaster to Agile Coaching Group at a company of 500. (Heidi Helfand) POPULAR

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As a startup, we felt so strongly about XP and Scrum that we implemented them from a rather command and control perspective. Team dissatisfaction emerged. We dramatically changed our approach. What resulted was the development of a culture based on autonomy, team building and trust. We grew from having a dedicated ScrumMaster into a group of Internal coaches supporting self-organizing teams that choose how they work. In this experience report I will share the ScrumMaster's perspective in particular, and how we organize our Internal Agile Coaching Group.

Learning Outcomes:

  • -Participants will…

  • -see why you might hire a ScrumMaster at a startup to remove company level impediments beyond engineering

  • -be exposed to the concept of Anzeneering and focusing on the needs and feelings of the team as a guiding force

  • -understand the value of retrospectives and qualitative research for guiding the evolution of Agile at a company

  • -gain an awareness of different schools of professional coaching for application in team building

  • -get an example of how an internal agile coaching group with a professional coaching approach is structured

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Director of Product & Technology Excellence, Procore Technologies
Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size. Heidi is currently Director of Product & Technology Excellence... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 14:45 - 15:15 EDT
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