The biggest difference between Scrum Guide Scrum and the effective Scrum that results in this workshop is not so much the practices you’ll do as it is how you will look at how your teams create value. The workshop presents a simple model based on Flow, Lean, and Theory of Constraints. It provides you with a way to pierce the veil of complexity that at first looks overwhelming but is not as dense as it seems once you understand the natural laws of knowledge work. It enables you to see how your work methods cause waste and how to improve them. This allows you to look ahead to see what your challenges are and what you can do to reduce them. This is possible because of what we’ve learned in the 27 years since Scrum was first created. We now understand what it takes to build high-quality products. There is no reason for people to re-discover this.
Doing Scrum should be simple to focus on your real challenge – understanding what your customers need and building a high-quality product that delivers value to them.
But learning how to do this requires more than understanding a few roles, events, artifacts, and rules. It requires a different way of thinking and a hands-on learning approach. Success Mentors have created a new kind of learning to accomplish this. We call this 360 Engagement because you learn by interacting with all of the roles around you. Each week starts with reading a short document to prepare for the live session. These are recorded so that you can watch it later if you miss one. The live sessions provide the core of the week’s lesson and offer an opportunity for Q&A. Many sessions include using Miro boards given to you to use in your work.
Each session also provides exercises on applying what was just learned in their virtual environment. These exercises include interactions with other course participants, their peers, who they coach, and who they report to. You learn by doing, which is the most effective way of learning. This reflects Jerry Sternin’s (author of Power of Positive Deviancy) mantra “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.” This has you learn in the best way – by doing your actual work, not by performing exercises in a classroom. You don’t have to convince people with theory or trust alone but with a combination of theory and application. By learning over time, you avoid the biggest challenge with intense classroom training – low retention of what’s presented. This is consistent with Toyota Kata and other advanced Agile learning methods.
Although the learning is in small increments, by the end of the workshop you’ll have access to a decision framework to help you continuously improve your team approach.
See Amplio@Teams https://bit.ly/3rK3drr for more information on the workshop.