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Podcast Ep. 1: Do Scrum Well Before Scaling!

Do Scrum Well Before Scaling

Episode Description:

In this episode of Agile Coaches’ Corner, Dan is joined by his fellow coach and colleague, Sam Falco, to explore the importance of doing Scrum well before scaling. Together, they answer key questions in regards to scaling Scrum, address dysfunctions in Scrum that can derail a scaling effort (and how to avoid them), discuss the importance of integrating engineering practices and technical practices in Scrum teams, and debate the estimating route vs. the #NoEstimates movement. Sam also explains some key practices you should consider bringing in, in order to fully optimize your Scrum.


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Key Takeaways:

  • All about scaling Scrum:
    • Why three or more teams is generally the threshold for scaling challenges
    • The issues that arise when adopting Scrum from scratch and scaling too fast
    • Why leadership needs to give their organization some time to adapt
  • Dysfunctions in Scrum that can derail scaling, and how to avoid them:
    • Scrum teams need to forecast what they can do in a Sprint to properly coordinate
    • A skilled coach can help Scrum teams navigate
    • Flexibility is key
    • Leave some buffer room in the following Sprints
  • The importance of engineering practices for Scrum teams: 
    • Make sure you are not just going through the motions of the various Sprint events
    • Get your technical house in order and provide quality work every Sprint


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