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Wednesday, August 15 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
There and back again - from iterative to flow... and back to iterative!: Cecilia Fernandes

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Come and hear the story of a team that started with Scrum, transformed their process in a lean-like approach and then were back to iterative. It had a promising start and, just when it feels like the perfect story, things collapsed and the team was taken by a great doom. Fortunately, difficult times and strongly willed people work well together and peace was restored. The team has started with Scrum, which worked well for a long time. Then, due to context particularities and using retrospectives, the team began to deconstruct Scrum, not by chance but through well thought decisions, and ended up in a single piece continuous flow process. The turning point was when, carried away by the success of removing Scrum practices and ceremonies, the team decided they didn't need a regular retrospective. Then the team experienced the effects of relying mostly on discipline and how hard it is to revert that situation without their main continuous improvement tool. Fortunately a call to action saved their moral and put things (and people) together again. Join us for this fast paced talk where you will get to know which particularities motivated changes, the advantages of those changes and how this team surpassed that great difficulty.

Wednesday August 15, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Ft. Worth 7