February Meetup Recap

Here’s the play-by-play recap of Tuesday’s meetup, in case you missed it or want to take the fun back to your organization.

Agile 101: Scrum Meetings: Myth or Fact

“The Scrum Master should be in charge of running the Sprint Review and making sure the team demos what they need to demo.  Myth or Fact?”

After fortifying themselves with pizza, 5 teams tested their knowledge by circulating through quiz stations focused on each of the 4 Scrum events –  Sprint Planning, the Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.  With the help of a Sprint Meetings Cheat Sheet, the team members worked out the answers to each quiz together through lively conversation and collaborative learning.    (This Myth or Fact activity is a module from Adam Weisbart’s excellent Build Your Own Scrum exercise)

Agile Film Festival

The main event of the evening was a film festival of Scrum video.

  • Shit Bad Scrum Masters Say – Adam Weisbart demonstrates how to be the world’s worst Scrum Master in 3 painful minutes.
  • Ian Sense Scrum-Master – how to be a great team facilitator who truly  focuses on clearing the path for the team
  • Disruptive Leadership – Jeff Sutherland describes the fascinating and unexpected journey of how Scrum came to be, from his early days as a cadet at West Point,  through his experiences as a cancer researcher and banking executive, culminating in how Scrum is being used in classrooms today to drive self-organized learning.  The version of Jeff’s talk was released exclusively to Scrum user groups, so we can’t repost it here, but he gave a TEDx talk on the same subject that you can share.

The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the TimeThe evening ended with a Rock-Paper-Scissors competition to determine which lucky people would get to take home a copy of Jeff’s new book “The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time”.

Thanks to Bitheads for hosting our meetup in their fabulous cinema space.

Save the Date: The next Agile Ottawa meetup will be “The Business Value Game” on March 10 2015 at Microsoft

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