Scrum Team Series an Overview

Over the past few years I've been working with a few different scrum teams and product teams at different levels in an organization. I've encounter all sorts of people, processes and problems. I've witness and achieved great successes and had some heartbreaking failures. It's been quite a journey with plenty of learning opportunities. Like any other agile practitioner I feel that if I've learned something of value that I should share it with the greater community.

In this four part series I'll cover scrum and product development teams. From the basic team structure to scaling of agile teams to organization and cultural change.

Here's a brief breakdown:

Part 1 - Team Structure


  • Basic team structure

  • Roles

  • Self organizing

  • Cross-functionality

  • Working Agreements

  • Technical leads

  • Agile Software Development Life Cycle

  • Best practices

Part 2 - Community of Practices


  • Purpose

  • Guidance

  • Kick-off

  • Facilitation

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Goals

  • Best practices

Part 3 - Scaling Scrum Teams


  • Scaling frameworks

  • Organization structure

  • Management roles

  • Scrum of Scrums

  • Self Organization Extension

  • Agile Product Development Life Cycle

  • Technical Evolution

Part 4 - Bring it together


  • Agile Culture Change

  • Agile Organizational change

  • Program management teams

  • Portfolio management teams

  • Product, Ideas and Initiatives in a backlog?

  • Agile Portfolio Life Cycle

  • Strategic vs Maintenance Teams

Please check back regularly as I go through each part. Think of this as an open dialog and discuss any of these points.


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