Guiding Your Team To Technical Excellence

On May 17, 2021, Fadi Stephan presented on "Guiding Your Team To Technical Excellence" at the DC Scrum User Group. Abstract “Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility” is one of the twelve principles behind the Agile manifesto. Are your teams practicing Test Driven Development, Automated Testing, Continuous Integration and Delivery? How about…

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Lost in Translation – The Manager’s Role in Agile

On April 19, 2021, Michae Sahota presented on "Lost in Translation - The Manager's Role in Agile" at the DC Scrum User Group. Abstract Your organization has moved to autonomous, self-organizing teams. Everyone is trained and coached on their new role. But what about managers? The role of a manager is _undefined_. Management is told, “Go…

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A Deeper Dive Into the ScrumMaster Role By Richard Cheng

Richard Cheng joined the DC Scrum User Group on January 22, 2021 to take us on a Deeper Dive into the ScrumMaster role. Abstract The ScrumMaster is a critical role in Scrum (or Team Coach on Kanban/ Agile teams). However it is the most misunderstood role as well. They are not a project manager, nor a…

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Stop and Smell the Roses by Aanu Gopald

Aanu Gopald joined the DC Scrum User Group on December 11, 2020 to present "Stop and Smell the Roses" Abstract ABSTRACTThe saying “stop and smell the roses.” doesn’t mean to simply smell flowers; it means to live in the moment with a great appreciation for the past, the present, the things around you and the future.…

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The Top 11 Changes to the 2020 Scrum Guide by Fadi Stephan

Fadi Stephan presented on the "Top 11 Changes to the 2020 Scrum Guide" at the DC Scrum User Group on December 11, 2020. Abstract Last month, a new updated version of the Scrum Guide was released by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. Join your DC Scrum User Group Agile practitioners for an informal lunch time discussion…

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Are We There Yet ? Agile Situational Awareness Using Estimation by George Dinwiddie

Geoerge Dinwiddie presented on Agile Situational Awareness using Estimation at the Washington DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG) on Monday September 21st, 2020. Abstract When you start out on an extended trip with children, they almost immediately start asking if you’re nearly there. You’ll find similar interest from stakeholders when you start a software development project. Repeated…

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