Why is Scrum not helping? With Phil Thompson

Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 18:30
Source: 
Agile Coaching Exchange
Attendees: 
65
City: 
London

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About the session
Read the book, printed the scrum guide and following all the rules but still have that uneasy feeling? Are you concerned that despite all your best intentions and efforts, what you have achieved is different but not really better. While you have burndowns and backlogs, sprints and standups are you actually delivering a greater return on investment? Does your new “Agile” experience actually delivering the improvements you expected?
In this talk we’ll explore some of the organisational demands that an Agile transformation has to ensure that the changes deliver the expected results to the bottom line. There are some assumptions explicit in Scrum that we’ll uncover and pick apart a little to show areas in our delivery to focus on to help our previous efforts to deliver greater returns. We’ll be talking about Scrum ceremonies, about passion, about metrics… about what you need in your context to make Scrum really work for you.

About the Speaker
Phil has been nibbling around the edges of the London Agile community for years, an irregular but familiar face at various meetups and conferences providing wit and charm and the occasional awkward question. He’s worked in numerous industries in the private sector and had a front row seat in the GDS heyday in large public sector departments. He’s been working to make delivery better and slowly circled around the underlying issue of “people”. Starting in Retail Operations then Business Analysis, Project delivery and change management and he’s currently at Bloomberg in an Enterprise transformation capacity.
He hosts a regular blog on Agile transformation thinking https://philagiledesign.wordpress.com/ and occasionally throws out non incendiary comments on twitter @philagiledesign so get in touch.

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