What we're about

This group is about everything Scrum and Large Scale Scrum. Scrum has become the defacto framework for teams in organizations around the world. However, what works for one team does not work for multiple Scrum teams working together. What is this mystical beast called Multi-team Scrum? And how does that work in a large organization context?

From Empirical Process Control: more learning and adaption with less defined processes, prescriptions, and formulas. More based on principles, less based on detailed practices.

From Scaling: compared to many traditional and alternative approaches to scaling, less roles, less artifacts, less single-specialist groups, less overhead, less handoff and information scatter, less indirection between developers and customers.

From Agile Values: more organizational agility (flexibility) with less complexity.

From Lean Thinking: more value with less waste and overhead.

From Impact Mapping and Value-Driven Development: more outcome with less outputs

This is also a sister group to the Canada West/Vancouver LeSS meetup group

https://www.meetup.com/Smarter-Enterprise-Lean-Agile-with-LeSS-Western-Canada/ (https://www.meetup.com/Enterprise-Agile-LeSS-works-Large-Scale-Scrum-Canada-West)

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Never-ending saga with Estimation. Can LeSS help us debunk this?

Details Zoom - TBD =========================== For so many companies, inability to estimate -> forecast --> budget --> manage expectations of clients/users/management is a big issue. This is not surprising. Under assumption that everyone understands Scrum and has first-hands experience with all of the below: -"Our teams cannot accurately estimate work" -"Our teams are not stable and not dedicated. Capacity is unpredictable" -"Not everyone is cross-functional and everyone does their own work. What is the point of estimating together?" -"Our teams get confused with historical Velocity-driven planning vs. Capacity-driven planning. When to use what and why?" -"Our teams have hard dependencies on other teams. Some resources are shared. What can we do?" -"Our estimation and metrics get so-so fudged, as they roll up through multiple organizational layers to the top" -"Our organization is fractal: one PO per one team, each team works in a silo. We cannot "standardize" estimation" And most of the below: -"Individual teams are more or less OK, with estimation, but how to we 'normalize' estimation across multiple teams?" -"How do we 'scale estimation', so that our sr. management can get a sense of how much work we have?" -"When is the best time to estimate? How provides estimates?" -"How can we effectively estimate with many developers not be co-located?" -"When and where is knowledge about the estimated work being used?" Let's talk about how most of these problems can be addressed in Large Scale Scrum. Instead of implying that LeSS is a silver bullet or blanket solution to everything, lets focus on specific dynamics of LeSS, with respect to: -specifics of LeSS product group design -intimate synergy between teams -roles & responsibilities, artifacts & events in order to understand WHY estimation and forecasting by LeSS product group (e.g. 50 developers) would be more reliable than the same, done by e.g. 50 developers of a traditionally-designed organization. =================== Presenter: Gene Gendel (https://less.works/profiles/gene-gendel)

Smarter Agile Series: Scrum Master Fundamentals with PSM-I

You MUST register at Eventbrite to secure a spot for this workshop. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smarter-agilescrum-master-fundamentals-with-psm-i-certification-saturday-tickets-102681723800 ------- The Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in product delivery using the Scrum framework. ------ Course Objectives Clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum Act as Scrum Masters for Scrum Teams and stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership Effectively start using Scrum Increase the effectiveness of Scrum underway Who Should Attend The Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in product delivery using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members. Course Topics Scrum theory and principles The Scrum Framework The Definition of Done Running a Scrum project Working with people and teams Scrum in your organization The role of the Scrum Master What You Will Learn Over the 16 hours, students can learn tools and techniques to become effective Scrum Masters and to coach a team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts. Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases. Why take 2Agility’s Smarter Agile Courses? At 2Agility we have been conducting Scrum, Kanban, Large SCale Scrum, Scaled Agile courses privately and publicly since 2013. We have privately coached 100+ teams in starting them off on their training needs with our courses before coaching them in various Agile practices, tools and techniques in their learning journey Course structure Saturday June 20 - 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday June 27 - 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday July 4 - 1 PM to 5 PM Saturday July 11- 1 PM to 5 PM Certification Assessments Participants will earn a certificate of attendance upon completion of the the Smarter Agile Course: Scrum Fundamentals. One attempt to the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM-I) assessment through the Scrum.org website in included in the price, if you pick that option. You have the option of buying the exam yourself at Scrum.org. We are not affiliated to Scrum.org anyway at this time and not an official provider of the PSM-I course

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. We will republish new dates when things improve and we have visibility to a viable in-person course. This is a paid course on Large Scale Scrum to be a Certified LeSS practitioner. To register (Early bird tickets are now open) *** link removed *** You can find more details at: Short introduction to LeSS: https://youtu.be/dmMZ0pZhOgA More details on the LeSS website: https://less.works/course-details/certified-less-practitioner-toronto-1569

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