Sunday, July 4, 2010

Scrum Breakfast/July: Virtual Cooperation with Social Media

The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
This is one of the 12 Principles of the Agile M Agile Manifesto. A recurring theme in many Scrum discussion groups is that virtual meetings and web based tools are a poor substitute for a physical task boards.

Hans-Peter Korn was also convinced of this, until he took an the ScrumMaster role for the project "Basislehrgang Social Media," at the  social media akademie. Their mission was to produce the prerequisite materials for this program.

Although Hans-Peter lives in Switzerland, the Team was distributed throughout Germany. To minimize costs, it was necessary to hold all meetings virtually.

How well did these virtual encounters work? How did they maintain concentration? What tools did they use? Hans-Peter will give us an overview of his experiences and leave plenty of room for discussion on how a Scrum team can use social media to organize itself.

When: July 7, 2010
Where: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8048 Zürich
Time: 8.00 to 11.00, Coffee 8 to 8.30, Presentation and Discussion 8.30 to 10.00, Informal Discussion and Networking, 10.00.
Registration: Online at the SwissICT

And of course, the Lean Agile Scrum Group will meet afterward for the final planning of the Lean Agile Scrum Conference in Zürich. All interested parties are welcome!

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