Talk 1: Steve Trapps - Dear Scrum Master
Dear Mr Scrum Master, Welcome to the company - Scrum Masters are sh!t and why are you here? You add nothing to this and...." This was the start of an email I received one week into my new role as a Scrum Master. How do I respond to the points raised, who do they think they are, what has previously happened to them that made the think this way? More importantly - where should I bury the body?
I'll take you through the points they raised and discuss my response to them. Do I win them over with my charm and persuasion, or give up and look for a new role?”
Talk 2: Katie Attwood - Quietly being agile - How the Howler Monkey built his house
The agile manifesto advises us to value individuals and interactions over processes and tools. It encourages collaboration and responsiveness.
Scrum values openness and respect. It requires people to work towards agreed goals, do the right thing and work on tough problems. Scrum and agile both refer to the importance of teams and how members should self-organise in order to regularly deliver value.
What about if you prefer to quietly work alone? How can you ensure the loudest voice isn’t the only one listened to?How can introverts in a team ensure they are heard?
Katie will share a mythical tale of how the howler monkey built his house and what the animal kingdom can teach an agile world about the power of quietness.
Introverts, extroverts or ambivalent - all are welcome!
• Doors open at 6pm
• We start talking at 6:30pm
• We have a break
• We finish talking at about 8:30pm