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  • Speaker Bio

    Mohammad Nafees Sharif Butt

    http://au.linkedin.com/in/mnsbutt

    https://twitter.com/mnsbutt

    Experience

    ~5 years as Agile Coach / ScrumMaster (10 years in SDLC)

    Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

    PMI-ACP, Certified LeSS Practitioner

    PMP, CSSLP, TOGAF 9, ITIL v3 Foundation

    Assignments

    ScrumMaster (Viator TripAdvisor), Director IT Services (Waseel ASP Ltd.)

    Founder & Organizer - Riyadh Agile & Scrum User Group

    Presented at: Agile ME Summit 2015, Agile Australia, LAST Conf 2015 (planned)

    http://au.linkedin.com/in/mnsbutthttp://au.linkedin.com/in/mnsbutthttp://au.linkedin.com/in/mnsbutthttps://twitter.com/mnsbutthttps://twitter.com/mnsbutthttps://twitter.com/mnsbutt

  • Agenda

    Context

    Leap of Faith

    Start of Journey 1st team

    Milestones 2nd/3rd/ team

    In Retrospect

    Questions & Answers

  • Context

    Promising Demographics

    Underdeveloped Software Industry

    Limited Resource Pool

    Slow Technology Outlook

  • Context (contd)

    Waseel

    Driving Factors

    Integration Duration

    Opaque Development

    Rigid Methodology

    Upfront Design

    Other Attempts

  • Leap of Faith

    The Conversation

    Team Input & Management Approval

    Internal Training

    Small & Interactive

    Mixed Group

    Learn & Teach

    Managers & Peers

  • Start of Journey 1st Team

    Team Formation

    Dev Team - who, why

    Product Owner - who, why

    ScrumMaster - me, why

  • Start of Journey 1st Team (contd)

    Before Sprint 1

    SRS to User Story Backlog

    Minimal Release Planning

    First Month

    Formal Definition of Done

  • Start of Journey 1st Team (contd)

    Ceremonies

    Sprint Planning

    Daily Scrum

    Product Backlog Grooming

    Sprint Review

    Sprint Retrospective

  • Start of Journey 1st Team (contd)

    Lessons

    How Much Design

    Risky Stories Now/Later?

    Team Balance

    Colocation, but

  • Start of Journey 1st Team (contd)

    Lessons (contd)

    Craftsmanship

    Testing Conundrum

    Testing Conundrum II

    DevOps?

    Capturing Sales Leads

    Kano Model

  • Start of Journey 1st Team (contd)

    Mistakes

    Middle Management

    Team Overshadowed

    Formal Training

    Product Owner & Sales and Marketing

    Sprint Demo vs Sprint Review

  • Milestones 2nd/3rd/ team

    Team 2 wark

    Growth Model

    Stakeholder Sessions

    Product Roadmap & Release planning

    User Story Writing Workshops

    Story Estimation Workshops

  • Milestones 2nd/3rd/ team (contd)

    Team 3 switch

    First Brownfield project

    Multiple Product Management

    Increase in workload

    On Production Support

    External Dependencies

    Account Managers

  • Milestones 2nd/3rd/ team (contd)

    Team 3 switch (contd)

    Sprint Cancellation

    Deadline from CEO

    User Manual

    Integration Guides

    Release Notes

    Cross Cutting Concerns

  • Milestones 2nd/3rd/ team (contd)

    Team 3 switch (contd)

    Exploratory Testing

    Performance Testing

    Test Doubles

    Definition of Done

  • In Retrospect

    Middle Management Involvement

    Formal Training of Team on technical skills

    Small Team Size

    Better Usage of Test Pyramid

    External Scrum Coach!?

    Different Product Owner!?

  • Questions & Answers

  • Mohammad Nafees Butt

    Lessons Learned fromScrum Adoption in Saudi Arabia

    @mnsbutt /mnsbutt

    https://linkedin.com/in/mnsbutthttps://linkedin.com/in/mnsbutt