What we're about

Welcome to DFW Scrum!

Scrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(development)) is a process framework that focuses on delivering the highest business value to the customer as early as possible through short iterative development cycles that allow rapid and repeated inspection of the project. Scrum can of course be used on just about any project (if it involves people and it has to get done, you can use Scrum).

Our goal is to help you do better today than you were doing yesterday. The best way to do that is through the collective wisdom and experience of the crowd (sprinkled with some industry experts).

Scrum is very simple to understand, but very hard to implement as it takes your problems and throws them in your face each and every day. We consider ourselves an organic group that is designed to tackle the challenges and issues you face regardless of your role in Scrum.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month reserving the quarters for industry thought leaders / mentors who can provide direction and insight to questions we might have raised in past meetings. We have hosted some of the industry leading experts such as Ken Schwaber, Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Jez Humble, Lisa Crispin, Jim Highsmith, Dave Thomas, Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson, Alistair Cockburn, Jeff Patton, Mary Poppendieck, Esther Derby and Mike Cohn since our inception January 13, 2009.

Here are some links to help you get connected:

Web Sites

Blog: http://dfwscrum.wordpress.com

Scrum Alliance: http://scrumalliance.org/user_groups

Email

info@dfwscrum.com

lance.dacy@dfwscrum.com

gary.maccants@dfwscrum.com

Twitter

@dfwscrum

@lancedacy

@charlesgary

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Scrum Master toolkit

Improving

Presented by Pelumi Olajide -------------------------------------- Summary/Synopsis In today's world, scrum masters are servant-leaders and coaches for their scrum team. They hold a position of great importance and need to be able to utilize their skills to guide the team to successfully deliver value to the business. Like a Doctor, who looks at the symptoms and makes a diagnosis, scrum masters can see dysfunctions on the team and use a tool from their toolkit to address it. As a scrum master you need to have your tool bag/kit and your go to stance when you hit situations on the team. This sometimes could be on a day to day basis. There is no greater stance, than the empirical process pillars of scrum and the five values. In this presentation, Pelumi hopes to share with you some go-to tools every scrum master should have or reference that supports the scrum empirical pillars of transparency, Adaptation and Inspection as well as the scrum values of openness, courage, respect, focus and commitment. For each of these, pillars and values, you will have at a minimum three ways to implement it on your team. The tools will help you be a great scrum master. Presenter Biography * Pelumi is a Scrum Master and an aspiring agile coach with 7 years of experience working with teams utilizing agile methodologies for implementing Information technology solutions. She is a certified scrum professional (CSP), certified product owner (CSPO), certified agile leader (CAL1) and a certified Back of the room trainer. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Pelumi recently has been given opportunities to coach agile teams and she is a certified ICAgile professional coach and facilitator (ICP-ACC, ICP –ACF). Pelumi is very passionate about helping teams be self organized, continuously improve and she enjoys partnering with her teams and the clients in solving complex business issues through effective communication, analytical rigor and quantitative techniques. Her professional experience involves cross-functional teams and multi-location projects in North America, Europe, and Africa.

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