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How To Help Your Scrum Team Increase Forecast Reliability

March 31, 2021

What is one of the most common reasons organizations choose Agile Software Delivery with Scrum? The promise of a faster time to market. And what is one of the most common reasons organizations get frustrated with Agile Software Delivery with Scrum? Not getting faster time to market.

So what are some common challenges that prevent most Scrum Teams from delivering on this promise? And what practices might help them overcome these challenges?

In this webinar, we follow the journey of Mike Torrence - a US Military Veteran who took on the role of the Scrum Master, and his Scrum Team, as they navigated challenges that were getting in the way of creating reliable forecasts for stakeholders. Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma helps to guide this discussion.

Mike will review 6 key areas he learned to improve with his Scrum Team:

1. Sprint Planning
2. Course correcting during the Sprint
3. Handling single points of failure on our team
4. Managing dependencies with other teams
5. Deploying to Production
6. Enabling self-management



Mike Torrence is a US Navy veteran, former Nokia employee who is currently serving as Scrum Master for his team of software developers at a local bank.

After serving in the military, Mike earned his BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University. Mike joined Nokia after undergrad, where he worked in multiple different roles including Internal R&D Support, Tier 3 Customer Support, and Customer Specific Testing for T-Mobile. He credits open communication, teamwork, cultural diversity & inclusion, and a drive to continuously improve and innovate for his teams’ successes.

During his time off he enjoys sports, recreational activities, traveling, and visiting with family and friends.

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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