San Diego code camp, July 27 and 28, is almost here. We have 104 sessions scheduled. We will be in the UCSD Extension area like in past years. The rooms are small and demand is high, so get there early.
I’m doing three sessions focused on moving the principles of Scrum to running an enterprise:
Moving Your Organization into the Fast Lane – Delighting Your Customers
1:30 PM – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Organizations today want to be more responsive to their marketplace opportunities, more productive and more efficient; they want to be agile. Many have implemented agile practices for improving software development. But if you want to move out of traffic and into the fast lane it requires leadership that emphasizes creating, satisfying and delighting customers every day.
This session focuses on leadership techniques for delighting your customers that you can take back and put to use. You will learn how a culture of delighting customers is built around a work force characterized by high levels of productivity, continuous innovation, and elevated levels of sustained motivation and job satisfaction.
Your customers are your lifeblood; it’s not enough just to satisfy them. You need them sharing their delight with others, sharing opportunities with you, and coming back again and again.
Move into the fast lane! Focus your organization on delighting your customers on a continuous long-term basis. It’s hard work but immensely rewarding.
Managing Self-Organizing Teams – An Old School Management Dilemma
2:45 PM – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Two of the principles of the Agile Manifesto are Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done; and the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
The Scrum Guide says “Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team.”
The game has changed. So, how do you manage self-organizing teams? And, what do we do with traditional managers? That’s what this session is all about. We want our teams to be highly productive, to grow professionally, to enjoy their work and be in it for the long haul. All while being good organizational citizens and driving on the proper side of the road. We’ll cover a little management theory on motivation and maintaining a positive, healthy work environment and I’ll show you how to put it to work.
Get ready for some serious management re-factoring.
Moving Your Organization into the Fast Lane – Making Scrum Stick
4:00 PM – Saturday, July 27, 2013
Organizations today want to be more responsive to their marketplace opportunities, more productive and more efficient; they want to be agile. Many have implemented Scrum for improving software development but the rest of the enterprise remains stuck with old waterfall habits and management practices. Over time even the improvements in software development are compromised and everyone slides back into the old way of doing things.
This session discusses how to break from this old “organizational gravity” by embracing the concepts of Scrum at the organizational level to build toward the realization of a truly agile enterprise. An enterprise characterized by new levels of productivity, continuous innovation, a work force with elevated levels of sustained motivation and job satisfaction, and delighted customers on a continuous long term basis. I call it making Scrum stick.
Making Scrum stick is a big change of culture for most organizations. It requires adopting new ways of doing things and forgetting the old. It requires a new focus on leadership, the active commitment of the entire organization, a change of how we manage and treat people, and an emphasis on creation and satisfaction of customers.
Embrace Scrum for your whole organization; move into the fast lane. It’s hard work but immensely rewarding.
You can download the presentations from Media on this site http://mvasoftware.com/media/g/presentations/default.aspx?Sort=PostDate&PageIndex=1.