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Tue, Jul 10


Tyler Innovation Pipeline

How to Get Started with Scrum

Are your team's work projects stuck in a too-much-to-do but can't-quite-finish-anything rut? Perhaps you find yourself struggling to make substantial progress on your tasks. You might find Scrum to be the answer to your problems.

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How to Get Started with Scrum
How to Get Started with Scrum

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Tyler Innovation Pipeline, 217 East Oakwood Street, Tyler, TX, USA

About the event

Scrum is a process to help people solve problems and complete projects as productively as possible while ensuring the projects they work on are as valuable as possible.

At first, Scrum was a way for software teams to manage their new releases, but it’s quickly become a way of working that all kinds of teams are finding useful, from customer support, to marketing, to operations and more. With Scrum, your team will always have real-time progress on your projects by categorizing them in “To Do,” “Doing,” and “Done” stages. Your projects and tasks will also incorporate feedback along the way, meaning those moving to “Done” will be not only productive, but more successful.

How do you know if Scrum is right for you or your team? Answer the following statements (true/false) about your team and work:

  • You have well-defined projects
  • Your projects can be broken down into bite-sized chunks
  • Impromptu work doesn't define your week
  • You are focused on getting feedback and making improvements

If you answered True to all of these questions, Scrum may be a great fit for your team. Didn't answer True to all the questions? That's okay, Scrum may still work for you with slight modifications to your current workflow.

In this session, Certified Scrum Master, Veronica Brady, will teach you the basics of Scrum to get your small team up and running on a lean version of Scrum without having to read everything on the market about Scrum and agile. This session will be focused on starting small with:

  • Project Alignment
  • Defining Sprints
  • Creating Lists
  • Sprint Planning and Retrospectives
  • Building the Backlog
  • Identifying a Product Owner and Scrum Master

If there is a general interest in learning more about Scrum, the Innovation Pipeline team will add more in-depth classes.

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