Monday, April 13, 2009

Shock Therapy: British Telecom Presentation

    Photo by twhume

On 2 April, I presented the latest version of "Shock Therapy: Self-Organization in Scrum" at British Telecom in London.

An earlier version of this presentation was presented at Google in the summer of 2008. The Google presentation is now on YouTube and several people have asked for slides so here is the latest version of "Shock Therapy: Self Organization in Scrum."

After the Google presentation, a group of went to dinner and they pressured me until late in the evening to describe exactly how and why the first Scrum team went into a hyperproductive state. The results of this discussion will be pressented at:

Travelocity
325 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013 US
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When: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00PM Add to my iCal Calendar
Phone: 917-887-1669

Topic: "Agile Architecture: Should I take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?"

An analysis of hyperproductive Scrums at Google last summer showed that high performance of a team is dependent on architecture, the quality of the implementation and the understanding of the team. Most teams have either poor common understanding of system components or lack of ability to work together across components. This cripples velocity. With the right understanding of architecture teams can achieve not only high velocity, they can craft the product to fit end user needs in extraordinary ways. Thus the fundamental principles of the Agile Manifesto can be achieved at a much higher level with the approach described in this presentation.

We will need your name on a list at the door and bring your photo ID.

Location: Travelocity, 325 Hudson (see above; many thanks to them!) Entrance is on Vandam St. (just around the corner). Conference Room is on the 10th Floor.

We will have networking and food starting at 6:00pm. The talk will start at 6:30pm. And we will stop at 8:00pm.

1 comment:

andrejk said...

The presenter seriously needs a copy of "presentation zen" or "beyond bullet points"...