Shock Therapy: How to Bootstrap a Hyperproductive Team
The design goal for Scrum teams is 5 to 10 times waterfall performance yet the majority of Scrum teams never achieve this goal. A pattern is emerging at MySpace in Beverly Hills and Jayway in Sweden, for bootstrapping high performance Scrum teams. Rigorous implementation by an experienced coach creates a total immersion experience akin to Shock Therapy. Unfortunately, management disrupts hyperproductive teams by removing key resources. Velocity data is provided on five teams at MySpace and one team at Jayway where management repeatedly “killed the golden goose.”
A initial draft of the paper we will write is attached. We will present an experience report and engage the audience in discussion. This could work as a 45 minute or 90 minute session. It is important that the Agile community understand how easy it is to achieve hyperproductivity and why so few teams do it. It is also important to understand how dysfunctional organizational patterns systematically destroy most hyperproductive teams.
Jeff Sutherland will present some data on sustainable hyperproductive teams he works with regularly. Scott Downey, Agile coach at MySpace will describe how he consistently achieve hyperproductivity in MySpace teams only to see them disemboweled when they move away from his leadership. Björn Granvik will describe the Jayway experience at a large telecomm company.
It is guaranteed to be interesting and fun!
- Learn how to train a team to experience hyperproductivity
- Learn how to set goals, set boundaries, and track team performance
- Learn leadership style essential to hyperproductive teams
- Learn how institutional decisions can destroy hyperproductive teams
- Learn how to avoid “killing the golden goose”