Why an Agile Build Party?

Why a Build Party?

  • As Agile and Scrum move into the mainstream, people are using this approach to build many other things – beyond software.
  • Build Parties are perfect for introducing agile concepts to an organization or to help practiced teams re-launch.
  • Because attendees apply the Scrum framework to solve complex problems, build parties are a terrific way to win buy-in about agile practices.
  • No Agile experience or automotive background is necessary.

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Whose car is it?

  • Keyot and Collaborative Leadership Team partnered with Scrum Inc to bring this Build Party to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
  • Scrum Inc will be shipping one of their WIKISPEED vehicles to MN for the Build Parties.
  • The car used for the party is owned by Scrum Inc and will not be sold to anyone for profit as a result of the Build Party.
  • Costs for the day pay for Scrum Inc staff, shipping the car of course and the awesome training that will take place.
  • Joe is a Certified Scrum Trainer for Scrum Inc:  scruminc.com.
  • Joe still maintains WIKISPEED as a volunteer based organization.  For more information about WIKISPEED please visit:  wikispeed.org

What can I expect if I attend?

  • We kick off each build party by having the attendees self-organize into five person scrum teams, complete with a Scrum Master and Product Owner.
  • Teams then swarm on the backlog to complete as many stories as possible, with quality.
  • Each sprint the teams get a chance to review their work with the facilitators while using scaled Scrum to address impediments, demonstrate their work, and refine the backlog.
  • Keyot, Rally and Collaborative Leadership Team are ensuring that everyone will be well hydrated and fed throughout the day including a continental breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as adult beverages.

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Can we drive the car?

  • Yes but that is entirely up to the teams!
  • Some teams succeed in completing the car by the end of the event.
  • Some teams do not succeed in completing the car by the end of the event.
  • Either way, the experience in working “hands-on” as part of a Scrum team is totally awesome!
  • Where else can you apply Scrum and eXtreme Programming concepts in a Manufacturing setting as a way to jump start your learning?

What will the environment be like?

  • Keyot has a garage attached to their building so we will be “covered” from the elements.
  • If weather permits, the garage doors will be open.
  • There will be music and power tools so dress accordingly.
  • Close-toed shoes are highly recommended.
  • Tying back long hair is also highly recommended.

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