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Agile Project Management – Self-Organisation: The Secret Sauce for Improving your Scrum Team

Posted by Tara Hamilton-Whitaker on September 7, 2009

A ‘must watch’ Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, about the ‘secret’ ways to achieve ‘hyper-productivity’ in an Agile Project Mangement environment.

In this seminar, Jeff talks about the following topics:

  • Introduction to the ‘Scrum But…’ (!)
  • How to monetise improved team performance
  • Shock therapy as a strategy for booting up teams.
  • The Cosmic Stopping Problem, otherwise known as the choice uncertainty principle.
  • Punctuated equilibrium – how software systems evolve

Google Tech Talks
September 4, 2008

ABSTRACT

High performance depends on the self-organizing capability of teams. Understanding how this works and how to avoid destroying self-organization is a challenge. Until you understand complex adaptive systems and how Toyota works it is difficult to improve team velocity.

Jeff will discuss three core topics:

  1. Shock therapy as a strategy for booting up teams.
  2. The Cosmic Stopping Problem, otherwise known as the choice uncertainty principle.
  3. Punctuated equilibrium – how software systems evolve

Take advantage of these concepts and you may find a way to achieve the ultimate potential of a team. This session will be a “Deep Agile” presentation keying off topics presented to engineers at MIT.

Speaker: Jeff Sutherland
Dr. Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creators of the Scrum software development process. He and Ken Schwaber invented Scrum in 1993. Since then he has worked with many software companies and IT organizations to extend and enhance this process.

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