The Introduction to Scrum workshops are run by Boost's managing director Nathan Donaldson, a certified Scrum master and Scrum Professional.
We start off by talking about where Agile has come from, and how it's different from traditional Waterfall development.
Then we'll talk about the different roles in Scrum:
- Product owner
- Scrum master
- Scrum team
We'll cover off the core 'artifacts' in Scrum:
- user stories
- product backlog
- sprint backlog
And then run you through the Scrum sprint rhythm:
- sprint planning
After this, we'll talk about some of the improvements we've seen in projects and organisations that have adopted Agile, like more communication, better specifications, less waste and less rework, better prioritisation and planning, and happier, more productive teams. And we'll talk about the challenges that have to be overcome when Agile practices are introduced into an organisation for the first time.
And in the last five minutes we'll run a quick retrospective on the session, so you can tell us what you liked and what we could improve. Continuous improvement is one of the core principles of Agile, and we apply it to these workshops too.