Welcome to the eXtreme Manufacturing Build Party! Use Scrum to build a car in 60-minute sprints. Guided by professional coaches, it’s an inspirational experience that leaves participants confident about conquering their work using Scrum. Because attendees apply the Scrum framework and eXteme Manufacturing to solve complex problems, build parties are a terrific way to win buy-in about agile practices. Host a party!
Agile DC 2013 2.9 from Scrum Inc.
About 60% of what you do is about energy. I’ve never seen my teams collaborate so closely or work so fast.
- Chandrakant Patel, VP and Chief Engineer of Hewlett-Packard Labs
How does it work?
We kick off each build party by having the attendees self-organize into 4 to 5 person scrum teams, complete with a Scrum Master and Product Owner. Teams then swarm on the backlog to complete as many stories as possible, with quality. Each sprint the teams get a chance to review their work with the facilitators while using scaled Scrum to address impediments, demonstrate their work, and refine the backlog. When the Party ends, teams have built a car and had fun.
A build party backlog
What do I get out of it?
- Completing hands-on work as part of a Scrum team
- Coordinating across multiple teams in a scaled format
- Setting-up an eXtreme Manufacturing work-space
As a result, many participants tell us they are pumped to know what a high-velocity sprint feels like. We get regular feedback that participants leave with a clear vision of how to Scrum their work, launch or re-launch their teams, and apply XM to their projects.
What kind of venue do I need?
Why a car?
Plus, cars are awesome.