AgileByExample 2016

AgileByExample 2016

Łukasz Aziukiewicz

Lukasz is a Scrum Master, Agile Coach, certified individual and group coach. Agile Software Development methods practitioner for the past few years, building effective teams in different companies. Formerly a project manager working on initiatives led according to PRINCE2 and PMI methods. Currently works as a Scrum Master at STX Next, actively involved in company’s transition to Agile and mentoring inexperienced Scrum Masters. Fascinated by psychological aspects of working in software development teams and dynamics of relations between people.
Lukasz will run his workshop with Luiza Lipień.

Organize your SMs and POs development

The start of a person’s journey to becoming a Scrum Master or Product Owner is usually pretty clear – read the Scrum Guide and some entry level books, attend a chosen beginner course and pass an exam (PSM/CSM/PSPO/CSPO). But later on things become more complicated – there are no widely recognized development paths for agilists so it is difficult to increase ones knowledge in an organized manner. In my talk I will share an approach to planning regular mentoring activities for inexperienced Scrum Masters and Product Owners that allowed us to foster learning efforts. The talk will give you an overview of how we plan out personal development activities, what tools we use and how we evaluate the program's effectiveness.

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Workshop—How to know when to pivot?

Despite working in Scrum and having products in a releasable state every sprint, we often see projects dragging for many months before an actual “business release” to end customers happens. This unfortunately sometimes causes our products to fail in meeting market needs as we don’t gather enough reliable feedback early on.
During this workshop you will define an absolute minimum prototype that can validate your product ideas and create an experiment to see if you were right. You’ll also prepare metrics that will allow you to make informed decisions on further product development. Then you’ll experience a simulated changing business environment that forces you to take difficult pivot decisions regarding your product.
During the session you’ll learn:
- That a Minimum Viable Product might not be what you think,
- Why asking your customers what they need might be a trap,
- What “validated learning” means,
- What Actionable and Vanity metrics are and how to use them,
- That you can validate your ideas “in 1 minute, for 1 PLN”,
- What to do when our hypothesis fails or we reach a standstill,
- How to use the Build - Measure - Learn loop,
- That communicating a pivot properly is key to team motivation.