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Al Shalloway - How do you advise clients on where to start? (referring to Scrum or something else)

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Al Shalloway - How do you advise clients on where to start? (referring to Scrum or something else)

A few years ago I put together this guide

Disciplined Agile Scrum Master workshop teaches basic Agile and has a variety of goals, each with a few decision points and each has a few options. So it's straightforward to grow your own team framework. But you can also just take defaults - there is an Agile (Scrum like) life cycle predefined.

A quick view is to decide on whether a cross-functional team is available (virtually always good if are) and whether you should do sprints or flow. Sprints are usually a good start for new teams, but not always.

But you should always add a little ATDD (at least level 0)

and expand on Scrum's empiricism by basing your approach on Lean and Flow so you can take a scientific approach.

Note that the choosing your way of working to start can be used to transcend whatever you start. Scrum forces you to stick with Scrum - not necessarily with what works. Not knowing how to choose your practices is, btw, one of the main causes of ScrumBut.

You'll find our old support pages useful as well

Posted on: August 27, 2020 09:51 PM | Permalink

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Thanks for sharing, very interesting.

Al, I expect this discussion of ATDD maturity levels to help quite a bit. Not many in the team are agile-familiar, and being able talk about our model development and level 0 helps

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