The Why of Scrum is a half-day online workshop to explore the principles and values of Scrum. The workshop was originally designed for those who already have Scrum experience and are looking to deepen their understanding. Still, it also works as a valuable introduction for those new to Scrum. The blending of experienced and novice minds contributes greatly to learning.
This workshop is centered on the belief that Scrum is a radically different way of working and not some superficial reframe of work-as-usual. Focusing on the principles beneath the framework and process, reaching into your own personal value system to draw out meaning, this workshop will have you challenge how you show up for work and what you believe it means to "do Agile".
The learning emerges from the shared experience of all in the session. This is not expert-led—indeed, the idea of expertise in Agile is itself challenged. Participants are invited to bring their own experience to bear on the learning and express their expectations, desires, and frustrations. Ultimately, what you learn here will emerge from your heart and take form in the practice you apply back in the workplace.
We will revisit The Scrum framework, not as a What but as a Why. Relationships between the Scrum roles will be revealed, showing the vitality of "individuals and interactions over processes and tools". We will explore the guiding principles of purpose, alignment, focus, release, and rhythm to understand how these concepts must underpin any effective Scrum implementation.
Trainer: Tobias Mayer