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No matter what you role is we have something that caters to your needs.
Design work can sometimes feel slow, and not well suited to quick agile cadences and Scrum events, but that isn’t the case. Learn UX techniques that fit beautifully into Scrum, and practice these techniques with cross-functional teams in class. Bringing UX Designers into the Scrum Team is necessary to be able to create awesome software.
While Testers should be equal members of a Team it is still often the case that organisations separate this skillset and optimise for manual testing. These classes are designed for testers that are considered separate from the Team that creates the work, and who create manual tests.
The fundamental unit of Scrum is a small team of people, a Scrum Team. The Scrum Team consists of one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers. Within a Scrum Team, there are no sub-teams or hierarchies. It is a cohesive unit of professionals focused on one objective at a time, the Product Goal.
Scrum Teams are cross-functional, meaning the members have all the skills necessary to create value each Sprint. They are also self-managing, meaning they internally decide who does what, when, and how.
The Scrum Team is small enough to remain nimble and large enough to complete significant work within a Sprint, typically 10 or fewer people. In general, we have found that smaller teams communicate better and are more productive. If Scrum Teams become too large, they should consider reorganizing into multiple cohesive Scrum Teams, each focused on the same product. Therefore, they should share the same Product Goal, Product Backlog, and Product Owner.
A stakeholder is anyone with a vested interest in the product who is not part of the Team. You can think of Stakeholders as anyone with an interest in or an influence on the product. These are the people who’ll help discover, develop, release, support and promote the product. They include:
- key decision-makers in your organisation
- project sponsors
- colleagues who work with and understand your customers
- people from each part of the business needed to deliver the product
- professional worrywarts like legal (sorry, those in risk-sensitive roles)
- external parties such as donors or regulators.
You need to make sure all Stakeholders understand why you are working the way that you are and what they will get out of it.
The Scrum Master is accountable for establishing Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide. They do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory and practice, both within the Scrum Team and the organization. The Scrum Master is accountable for the Scrum Team’s effectiveness. They do this by enabling the Scrum Team to improve its practices, within the Scrum framework.
Scrum Masters are true leaders who serve the Scrum Team and the larger organization.
This Product Owner is a key position that sets the tone for product leadership and the definition of success in the organization. As such, modern product management practices and mindset are expected to be put into practice daily. This Product Owner is accountable for and has the authority to maximize the value of the product and the effectiveness of the Product Backlog.
Practitioners need as many tools in their toolbox as possible so that they can plant the seeds that grow into the agile mindset within their practices.
What is leadership? A simple definition is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. In a business setting, this can mean directing workers and colleagues with a strategy to meet the company’s needs. This leadership definition captures the essentials of being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so.
We want to be able to turn managers into leaders to better support your business.
Executives in the new world of faster pace are tasked with handling way more change than ever before and need to understand why change is necessary, and the value that they are going to get for their organisation.
We understand that you are busy, however your understanding of flow, and empiricism will make or break your organisation in the times to come. Imagine if you had to deal with Covid-19 20 years ago. How would you have faired.
Developers are the people in the Scrum Team that are committed to creating any aspect of a usable Increment each Sprint. The specific skills needed by the Developers are often broad and will vary with the domain of work. However, the Developers are always accountable for:
- Creating a plan for the Sprint, the Sprint Backlog;
- Instilling quality by adhering to a Definition of Done;
- Adapting their plan each day toward the Sprint Goal; and,
- Holding each other accountable as professionals.