Update from event: In case you missed it, here is the recording that Ben and I did for a live world-wide audience at an official Scrum.org community event.
Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products. While it is lightweight and simple to understand, it is difficult to master. The Scrum.org Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer series features Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) in a live session, answering your most pressing questions regarding the challenges and situations your Scrum Teams are facing. This particular episode focuses on regulating workflow of IT and non-IT teams and focusing on continuous delivery.
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PSTs John Riley and Ben Thorp answer questions related to regulating workflow effectively and developing a test-first mindset. They provide insight on practices and techniques useful to kickstarting continuously delivering software and non-software products.
Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. Wherever you are around the world today. Welcome to today’s ask a professional scrum trainer webinar. Today I am here with John Riley and Ben Fort. They’re here to answer all of your questions about scrum and are happy to help with questions around regulating workflow effectively and developing a test. First mindset. Also happy to answer questions related to non-software related industries pertaining to scrum. So hoping for some great questions and some really good discussion today. I’m will I am with scrum org and I will be your moderator.
Cool. There we go. So some quick guidelines here before we get started. So you may have noticed your microphone is muted. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t want you to ask questions. That’s what, why we are here. So please enter your questions into the Q and a box located at the bottom of your screen. This recording will be available within 24 hours. So if you need to leave for any reason or anything like that, there will be a recording of made available to you. So please start, you know, populating your question as we get through these intro slides here. So really quick who was scrum.org? So we are the home of scrum. We were founded by Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of scrum back in 2009. Our mission is helping people and teams solve complex problems through higher levels of professionalism.
We offer training and certification in professional scrum and have over 340 professional scrum trainers around the globe teaching our courses and also have our professional scrum certifications to help you validate that, that you gain. And we also have a bunch of free resources and we encourage you to use those on our website webinars like these and learning paths as well. So please feel free to check those out, and I hope that today is an important asset that will help you on your learning journey. So with that, I would like to hand it over to John and Ben introduce themselves.
Thank you, Lindsey. Hello everyone, wherever you happen to be. My name is John Riley. I am based in the Columbus Ohio area in the United States. I just want to express my gratitude for being part of this scrum.org community event and the fact that there’s just so much interest in scrum and to be able to see how you can see how you can effectively put it into practice. I am the principal agile coaching trainer for ready set agile, which I started back in 2017. And we really just have one, one idea and that to obtain feedback rapidly and respond to change. So that’s part of our mission is to help teams understand the importance of what self-managing means and having an empirical approach. So that’s my email there. If you’d like to email me, I can be part of our community and I’ll send you a slack invite.
Some of my recent scrum efforts outside of the training classes that I run I’ve been practicing agility since about 2010. So most of that has been with the scrum framework in place. The first three that things that you see there are non it related efforts. And that first one the scrum master for a basically a manufacturing project. And that was their mission statement. That was their product goal was to come up with a revolutionary building material and yes, they got funding for that. You know, some other things you know, with marketing teams for credit card promo you know, that, that was very interesting cuz it was mostly marketing focus, but not completely cuz we had to figure out how we’re gonna integrate with some of the it teams.
I’m also working on a partnership with a couple other guys to help them take on that agile mindset. And another effort is to help a media producing company to come up with a DevOps culture and figure out what that means. I’m also heavily involved in helping our young adults and youth to take on scrum and trying to implement it in our schools. And you know, in general I’m kind of a mentor to show people how to do that. There’s my bio below that all the form stuff manufacturing background, mostly software development. I came up from the software development ranks was a developer for you know, over 20 years, but I still dabble in code here and there. So that’s a little bit about myself. Hope to have a great session. I hope to have some really good questions to answer.
Hi everyone. My name’s Ben Thorpe. I kind of went with, with a visual approach here for, for my bio. I received feedback once at a job interview. My resume made absolutely no sense