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MEETING VENUE: MICROSOFT offices in FARMINGTON CT. REGISTER NOW for this meeting

DIRECTIONS TO MICROSOFT FARMINGTON.

TUESDAY AUGUST 04 2009, 630PM to 830PM

DAN MEZICK ON "BOUNDARY, AUTHORITY, ROLE and TASK: SCRUM's SECRET SAUCE"

Dan Mezick is a CT-based Agile/Scrum coach, the organizer and leader of Agile/CT and Agile/Boston.

For 2009, Dan is the organizer of the 'Manifesting Agility' Stage of the Agile2009 conference held in Chicago August 24-27.

 

Presentation: DAN MEZICK ON: "BOUNDARY, AUTHORITY, ROLE and TASK: SCRUM's SECRET SAUCE"

Clear definitions of Role, Task and Authority are essential when people assemble to do work. Unclear definitions of these items leads to all sorts of waste. Scrum’s very clear Roles and associated Tasks and Authority are a big part of what makes actually Scrum ‘tick’.

A Boundaries ‘collection’ is an attribute of the Role, Task and Authority ‘objects’. This session deconstructs Role, Task & Authority in terms of associated Boundaries. Note that boundaries can come in many forms, including: boundaries of time, boundaries in terms of access to resources, etc.

Attend this session to learn about succeeding at group-level process improvement. When groups of people have trouble executing on work, the root cause is often related to definitions of Role, Task, Authority, and associated Boundaries. When definitions are clear, there is little ambiguity. When definitions are clear, there is potentially no waste generated from the need to discover these definitions and related Boundaries. Scrum is superb at boundary definitions and boundary management.

Well defined BART is required to reach the hyper-productive state at the group (“system”) level. BART analysis is a tool for discovering solvable problems related to Role, Authority, Task and Boundary. Note that Role, Authority, and Task each have, as an attribute, one or more Boundary objects. Much more of this kind of detail, on BART, is the focus of the 45-minute talk.

AGENDA

05 Minutes on background of development of BART analysis

35 Minutes of quick pace through key points above, with Q&A every step of the way, no waiting for Q&A at end

05 Wrap it up with Summary and links to more resources


Learning outcomes

Exit with tools to do your own BART (Boundary, Authority, Role and Task) analysis on any group-level situation

Experience your current projects in a whole new way via BART

Gain insight into how well-defined Roles, Tasks, Authority and associated Boundaries deeply influence resulting efficiency and quality

Discover the ‘secret sauce’ of Scrum’s success in organizing work

Apply a whole new, CLEAR way to thinking …. about your group-level problem-solving issues back home

MEETING AGENDA:

6:30 PM: AGILE ORIENTATION: Scrum as described by Dan Mezick of New Technology Solutions

7:00 PM: Food and networking time.

7:15 PM: MAIN EVENT: BOUNDARY, AUTHORITY ROLE AND TASK with Dan Mezick

8:25 PM: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION OF MEETING

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