Beyond Software

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On June 21, 2021, Franky Jones presented on “Beyond Software” at the DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG).


In this discussion, we will explore how a single conversation between coworkers on a software team sparked the implementation of Scrum across an entire organization. Leveraging the teachings from “Beyond the Goal”, by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, we will focus on the transition to Scrum in the design of physical products at a global leader in the robotics industry. Dr. Goldratt is best known for his “Theory of Constraints” and we will frame our discussion of this Scrum transformation using the four questions at the heart of “Beyond the Goal”. Join us as we dive into the successes and challenges of taking Scrum beyond software and into physical product design and manufacturing.