This is the story of how the Scrum of Scrums has evolved for a large program I’m helping out with at one of our clients.
Last night I had the honour of giving a talk at the PMI-SWOC. It seemed well received and I really enjoyed the opportunity. The slides from the talk are attached to this post.
There were quite a few people in attendance who were new to Agile and I spent a bit of time talking about the Agile Framework before really getting into the slides of my talk.
The SAFe SPC training last week taught me quite a few interesting and useful new things. In reviewing my class materials, I noticed this little acronym: ROAM. The way it is used in the SAFe training is that it is a mechanism for categorizing risks that teams identify as they are doing release planning. ROAM stands for Resolved, Owned, Accepted, Mitigated. The members of an Agile team or Agile Release Train identify risks and collaborate to decide how to handle them. These risks are then place on a visible grid that has each of the four categories marked. In this way, the whole Agile Release Train and their various stakeholders can have an open discussion and shared understanding about the risks to the Program Increment that they are planning. Cool!