Tuesday 3/23/10: SCRUM! Let's use it! [An exercise to support a local charity]

You've asked for it and now is your chance to use Scrum! We will combine a Scrum Exercise with helping out a local charity - supporting soldiers through a local Military Affinity Group! The idea behind Agile is to deliver faster and more frequently. Using the Scrum Framework, the work to be completed will be identified in the Product Backlog, then work will be identified that can be completed in a pre-determined time period called a Sprint. In our meeting, we will simulate a Sprint (which is usually 2-4 weeks) in the time frame of an hour. The idea is to have a potentially shippable product increment at the end of the Sprint. So, by the end of our meeting, we will have a tangible output to contribute to a charity!


Food and drinks will be provided compliments of Tek Systems.


We will start at 6:00 sharp! The first 5 minutes will be set aside for welcoming remarks, introduction and thank you to our sponsors, including a few minutes for Tek System announcements. The next 10 minutes will be an overview of the Scrum Framework and the exercise, then 15 minutes for prioritizing the work identified in the Product Backlog and planning the work for the sprint, then a 3 day Sprint simulation for the last hour.

We are very excited about the combination of the Scrum Exercise and contributing to a local charity! Please invite anyone that would be interested in using Scrum or interested in supporting our soldiers!

Additional Scrum Reading available prior to the meeting: http://www.scrumallia...


Cost: $10 – OR – Bring 10 donation items from the list below:


Items in need:
Food and drink mix items
Peanut butter *******
Beef Jerky or Slim Jims (no pork)*******
Pre-sweetened Koolaid/ lemonade mix*******
Powdered Gatorade*******
Crystal Lite*******
Pop Tarts
Trail Mix
Breakfast Bars/Rice Krispy Treats/ Power Bars/ Granola Bars
Instant Oatmeal
Microwave Popcorn
Tuna or Chicken in a pouch (Dollar Tree works really well for this)
Bumble Bee Tuna or Chicken Snack Packs (Dollar Tree works really well for this)
Easy Mac
Instant Hot cocoa
Instant flavored coffee and creamers

Comfort Needs and Toiletries
Batteries AA and AAA*******
Kleenex (travel size)
Baby Wipes/ Antibacterial
Foot Powder/ Odor Eaters
Glade Stick Ups
Razors
Deodorant (Non-Aerosol)
Shampoo (travel size)
Hand Sanitizer
Lotion
Soap and Body Wash (travel size)
Mouthwash
Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Sunscreen (Non-aerosol)
Chapstick
Eyedrops
Hairbrushes/ Hair bands
Band Aids
Insect Repellant (Non-aerosol)
Aspirin/ Tylenol
Neosporin/ Calamine
Vitamins
Frisbees
T-shirts (white or black – no writing on them)
Socks (white or black)
Wash cloths
Small sewing kits
Dryer fabric softener sheets (they repel bugs)

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  • Teri

    This meeting was very informational. I am new to this process and the exercise supporting the Adopt-A-Soldier program really helped to show how Scrum works and the hands on experience really helped me in understanding the framework. I can see how Scrum can be applied for me to be more efficient in my work. It was a great idea to support the local charity at this meeting to make an impact worldwide!

    March 28, 2010

  • Mark S.

    The meeting was excellent. The Scrum exercise was well presented and a lot of fun to participate in. Thanks to Maria and the rest who worked hard to make it happen.

    March 25, 2010

  • Derek F.

    Good intro. To SCRUM framework/ enjoyed helping soldiers

    March 24, 2010

  • Ron N.

    The meeting was great!
    Not only did the group walk through three sprints, but we used it to benefit others! the meeting was very educational and rewarding at the same time.

    Ron

    March 24, 2010

  • Jim K.

    Maria's overview of the Scrum/Sprint was a great start to learning the steps involved in executing these processes correctly. I only wish I had had more time to think of, and ask questions about various situations, and the roles of each of the participants.

    The exercise was a nice touch and gave everyone a good reason to participate.

    March 24, 2010

  • Bill Q.

    I thought this was a good way to get us to think about Scrum. I just wish we had more time to discuss things so that we could get a better idea of the processes.

    March 24, 2010

  • Maria M.

    Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to support the Adopt A Soldier program! I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of donation items brought!! We had to bring in two extra tables to hold everything! It was great to be able to explain the Scrum Framework then enable everyone to use Scrum during the meeting to fully explore the application of the concepts. It was great to hear the positive feedback from everyone. Thank you for your involvement! We have made a great positive impact to the Military Affinity Group and it will be a great positive impact to the soldiers overseas!

    March 23, 2010

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