Designing (Much) Better Agile Meetings
Many teams have been following the same few patterns for facilitating sessions such as Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and backlog refinement events for decades now. However, while these well-trodden approaches can be good starting points, there are ways to make them tremendously more effective with minimal effort. You will learn to design agile meetings that account for your particular circumstances and goals while wasting as little time as possible. First, Arlene will cover Exploring the True Purpose of Agile Meetings – Is the Daily Scrum more about status or planning? Is the Sprint Review about proving progress or garnering feedback? These seemingly simple questions are key to understanding how to optimize your events. Assessing the Current State – How are your teams currently facilitating Agile events, and how well is it working? We will compare some common patterns and share anecdotes from both the instructor and participants. Optimizing Your Agile Events – What are some lesser-known patterns that have proven to be effective, and why do they work? You will craft meetings that might be more effective at accomplishing their intended purposes. You will be able to stop going through the motions and gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics which can make agile processes really work.