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Scrum Day Brazil - Liberating Structures & Zombie Scrum

Scrum Day Brazil - Liberating Structures & Zombie Scrum

Scrum is HUGE! It’s massively adopted by organizations. That’s of course awesome! Except for the fact that many organizations and teams think they’re doing Scrum, while they’re not. Sure, they’ve got all the Scrum roles, events and artifacts in place. But there’s no working software at the end of the Sprint. There’s no drive to improve. No involvement of customers and users during development. This might look like Scrum from the surface. But it isn’t. This is Zombie-Scrum, and we need to stop it!

During the workshop, you’ll learn more about the causes and symptoms of Zombie-Scrum. Even more important, you’ll discover an antidote: Liberating Structures. Please note: this workshop isn’t for the faint of heart. Be brave. Join the resistance and help us fight Zombie-Scrum!

Barry Overeem

June 15, 2019

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  1. Purpose Presentation • Create awareness • Offer inspiration for experimentation

    • Trigger useful conversations • Try a mixture of workshop & presentation
  2. The State of Scrum(.org) Scrum is HUGE! It’s massively adopted

    by organizations! Some numbers: • 256 Professional Scrum Trainers worldwide • 143.000 people trained around the world • 3.250.000 people have taken the open assessments • 300.000 people are certified • 100+ Scrum books • 10.000.000+ Scrum articles
  3. The Real State of Scrum Many organizations think they’re doing

    Scrum… But it’s not Scrum… It’s… Zombie Scrum!
  4. Meet the Zombie Scrum Research Team Barry Overeem - Doctor

    Stubble Christiaan Verwijs - Captain Curly Johannes Schartau - Lord Red Beard
  5. What can you do to guarantee a massive Zombie Scrum

    outbreak will be caused in your organization? TRIZ
  6. Causes of Zombie Scrum • Complex organizational structures • Plan

    → build → test → run • “Business” and “IT” • Cherry picking Scrum • Tools, tools, tools • Maturity models... • “Agile” Contracts
  7. The Silver Bullet Answer Transform the whole process of strategy-making

    for implementing Scrum by using Liberating Structures
  8. How We Have Used It Individual coaching Team coaching Growing

    communities Public meetups Growing The Liberators Scrum.org classes Team kickoffs Team reboots Scrum events Family life Scrum Master Learning Journey
  9. Select the 2 most critical and uncertain factors that threaten

    you to achieve your purpose with Scrum Critical Uncertainties Support management Mandate Product Owner Technical skills Dev Team Agility organization Self-organizing skills Dev Team Vision Product Owner Vision organization with Scrum Skills & experience Scrum Master Resistance against Scrum Existing bureaucracy organization Ability to release early and often
  10. ‘Unleashing Organisational Superpowers’ As The Liberators, we take a radical

    approach to organizational change. Rather than taking the lead, we empower people within organizations to drive change themselves. As facilitators we create space where people can tackle difficult challenges together while also having fun. Inspired by the fields of complexity science and organizational psychology, we use Scrum and Liberating Structures to deliver fast-paced interactions, high involvement and creative destruction. With a strong focus on radical transparency, an experiential approach and creating a shared purpose, we put organizations in a position to thrive on complexity rather than being defeated by it. Are you ready to leave your comfort zone and unleash your superpowers?