Interesting discussion at Google on Monday evening this week. Slides are available at the link below. Available also is the Systematic Ready Ready Checklist for Product Backlog discussed during the presentation. The talk was based on the Agile 2009 experience report:
C. Jakobsen and J. Sutherland, "Scrum and CMMI – Going from Good to Great: are you ready-ready to be done-done?," in Agile 2009, Chicago, 2009.
In the field of Large-scale application of Agile, the best data set comes from a CMMI Level 5 company that is providing data collected from over 100 highly disciplined Scrum teams. Based on the lessons found in this data, Jeff will describe how a new team can follow the path of Systematic Software Engineering and double productivity by focusing on "product DONE," then double it again by focusing on "product backlog READY." Current research shows that any team can achieve hyper-productivity in a few sprints, even in a dysfunctional company. This presentation will show the audience how to do it and how easy it can be, if they work to remove impediments.
The talk is free, but due to space constraints, attendance is limited and RSVP is required.
Registration, socializing, and light refreshment from 5:15 - 6:00.
Doors close at 5:45
Talk and Q&A from 6:00 - 7:30
111 Eighth Ave - 10th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(use the doors by the Chase Manhattan Bank near 15th Street)