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A Cycle Time Journey: 164 to 8 Days in 6 Months

December 9, 2020

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How many calendar days does it take your teams to take a "Sprint Ready" item all the way to production deployment? How is your current cycle time impacting your Business? What would be possible for your Business if your cycle time was 8 calendar days? If you want to learn how to make this happen, please join us to recap a 6 month journey for one of our Scrum Teams that made 7 adjustments to reduce their cycle time from 164 calendar days to 8 calendar days.


Adrian Galarza is a US Army veteran, ex-Amazonian and MBA who is currently serving as Scrum Master for his team of software developers at a local bank He has previously worked in a variety of roles at major technology companies.

After serving in the military, Adrian earned his BS in Finance and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Adrian joined Amazon after business school, where he led large teams of up to 700 associates and delivered multiple process improvement projects and culture changes that resulted in a 30% productivity increase in one year. He credits servant leadership, open communication, and a culture of continuous improvement for his teams’ successes.

During his time off, he enjoys visiting countries many people have never heard of (only 57 so far) and trying their finest street foods.

Ravi is the founder and Org Whisperer at SmoothApps and a Professional Scrum Trainer. He has 21+ year of Software Delivery and consulting Experience with 10+ years of experience in Agile Enablement for companies ranging from 10 people to 10,000 people.

Ravi is the creator of the Sabotagile Manifesto and Principles, co-creator of the Software Code of Ethics, and co-creator of the Scrum Pulse Webcast and Scrum Tapas video series.

He has a long and glorious track record of making cringe-worthy mistakes and doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down in with advancing age. Sometimes he learns and course corrects, sometimes he doesn't.

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