This podcast features an interview with two educators from Grandview Prep in Boca Raton, FL. Aileen Palmer and Susan Rose have been working with the Scrum Alliance, John Miller and Mike Vizdos to help the school implement Scrum for both the students and school administration. The interview explains how Scrum got started at Grandview, the impact it has had on the students, as well as the benefits and challenges they’ve experienced along the way.
01:16 Interview Begins
02:01 How Grandview Prep got interested in Scrum
04:59 Agile can be a lot easier for kids than adults
05:52 How Scrum has changed the way the students at Grandview collaborate
06:32 How the kids self-organize to make sure everyone is participating in the work
06:59 How teaching Scrum to a junior in high school impacts their ability to get work done and prepare for college
07:54 How visualizing the work is helping the students understand how to break work down into manageable pieces
08:35 Teaching students and teachers about how to break down the work and plan things out
10:20 Differences between how 1st graders and older kids are using Scrum at Grandview
11:17 The hardest parts of getting started with Scrum in school
13:17 Sometimes the transparency and seeing how much you have to do is overwhelming for adults
14:03 The struggle between Trello and Post-its
14:59 Student rankings and grading at Grandview - and how it has been impacted by Scrum
17:14 How using Scrum has improved the students and teachers ability to give and receive feedback
17:45 The reaction from parents/stakeholders to the introduction of Scrum at Grandview Prep
20:28 What Scrum means for the quiet kids who like to sit back and let others lead and drive the work
21:30 How will Grandview measure success to determine if/how Scrum is helping
22:33 The support Grandview Prep received from the Scrum Alliance
23:14 Advice for educators who are interested in learning more or trying to implement it at their school
24:39 How to get in touch with Susan and Aileen to learn more about Scrum at Grandview Prep
26:10 Wrap up
26:48 Podcast End
For more information:
Grandview Prep Info and Contacts
Scrum Alliance Info and Contacts
Agile 2015 Volunteers Aakash Srinivasan and Vivek Angiras took some time during their breaks at Agile 2015 to conduct Man on the Street interviews with participants, volunteers an organizers.
Michele Sliger and Mike Vizdos stopped by the Agile 2015 Video Podcast booth to chat about Scrum in Education, the Stalwarts Track at Agile 2015 and the Coach's Clinic.
I am extremely grateful to Peter and Mike for taking the time out to talk with me about NVC. If you’d like to learn more about some of what we discussed on the podcast, here are some links:
If you are looking for books on non-violent communication, try these:
And here are some of the other links we mentioned during the interview:
I had the chance to interview Mke Vizdos for a podcast recently. You can find it here.
Even if you aren't familiar with Mike, there is still a good chance you are familiar with his work. Here is a list of some of the things he's been up to recently...
Mike Vizdos is ____(please select from below)____________
X A Father of two great kids and Husband of an incredible wife
X An Agile thought leader / author who has been talking about enterprise level Agile adoption since before it even occurred to most of us
X All about Implementing Scrum
X One of three guys in a shop working with Lean Startup
X Co-founder and Community Builder of Gangplank RVA
X Podcaster (will link to)
X Founder of Real Scrum Jobs (will link to)
X A really nice guy
X Way busier than you…
X A walking example of how following your passion around certain areas of focus can help you establish an agile work life that is creative, experimental, invigorating, and of course, full of failure in the best possible way.
X Is working on applying what he learns daily using “this” cartoon as a reminder: