Agile & Scrum Operations (Avoiding Distractions (How do we solve?…
Agile & Scrum Operations
Shiny Object.... Squirrel!
Drive by asks - Work not related to the current sprint
Adjusting the stories in the sprint
How do we solve?
Fun penalties for not communicating the distractions
Run interference so that stakeholders know the impact
Team members hide the truth!
How it's handled today
Business conducts UAT (part of DoD)
Conducting a business review (outside of DoD)
How to handle if the spirit of the story changes while in UAT?
How it can be handled
Discuss tradeoffs and cost of UAT vs. no UAT
Add an "Approval" tollgate prior to development
Working effectively with offshore teams
Internal collaboration technology can be faulty :star:
Options for improvement
Provide them options to talk / present
Make communication as near real-time as possible
Virtual Co-Location Meetings
Flex Scheduling for a longer overlap
Don't always make your remote team members talk last.