Exploit Core Scrum Practices at the Program Level
Learn how core Scrum practices support visibility, remove impediments, and promote flow for programs with many teams and hundreds of people.
Core Scrum practices establish visibility, remove impediments, and promote collaboration at the team level. Standup meetings, physical task boards, and a Scrum Master’s mission clear impediments are well known practices to keep a team focused on the work, and establish a sense of flow towards frequent, tangible, and sustainable results.
What about an entire program, when a large number of teams are involved? How can a large organization exploit the same core practices when there is highly interdependent work, and when there may be hundreds of people involved? How can Scrum be used to improve delivery times, increase quality, and promote sustainable development at a program level?
How the can practices provide executive leadership the visibility they need into program progress?
This workshop will introduce valuable, proven Scrum practices for large programs. Among the topics that will be discussed are:
What program management challenges are ripe for improvement through Scrum practices?
The Program Impediment Board: Visible impediments, dependencies and milestones at a program level
The Program Stand-up: Lightweight activities to promote visibility, clear impediments and collaboration across the program
Program Flow (kanban): Establish the value chain, WIP limits, and flow across an entire program, and apply it to multiple feature and defect work streams.
What does it look like when it’s working?: Improve delivery time, increase quality, and establish collaboration across the organization.