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Scrum Transformation path to eSAFE agile

Last post 06:11 pm June 9, 2023 by Ian Mitchell
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08:14 am June 9, 2023


In my organization we have 5 different projects holding team members from 2 different vendors and working in 2 week sprint( though the sprint window varies for each project). Each team also holds one PO from the client side and SM from Vendor.

Earlier, we had a transformation journey in adaption of agile from Waterfall methodology, wherein, training commenced in a ring fenced manner.

The coaching started with the identified team members and then moved to PO and Business ( both PO and Business were from client side). It was extremely challenging to change the mindset during the initial stage, but the development team got adapted to the scrum practices and they are following it showing a progressive improvement.

At the moment, our organization has 2 challenges.

(a) Though we are practising scrum, the PO's and Business are not ready to completely follow. They participate reluctantly and the burden increases to SM who also need to align with PO in framing the Product backlog items ( with the guidance and supervision from PO)

(b)  The 5 working team has some interdependencies for which the SM's decided to progress towards the eSAFE agile.  We are aiming that many of the inter dependent items could be identified earlier and effectively planned for progression. But we are not having the visibility on the steps/ transformation journey to transform our current agile team to adapt this scrum of scrum. Need assistance on the steps /stages to be adapted to achieve this milestone.




06:11 pm June 9, 2023

Scrum Transformation path to eSAFE agile

I'm not sure there is one. There are transformational paths to implementing Scrum. If that was the objective, however, the Scrum Master would not be framing Product Backlog items. Also, rather than delegating to a Scrum of Scrums, the Developers on each team would co-ordinate and manage their integration dependencies for themselves. What you've described might actually be the avoidance of a transformational path which achieves such things

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