Katharina Fritz (Agfa Healthcare) and I will present at the London Scrum Gathering. The title of our presentation is “How to Evolve From Specialized Individuals to a Co-Working Team: An Experience Report”. The following is a part of our submission:
During our Scrum transition we realized that without major changes we might not be able to finish our stories according to their priority and that work could be left undone when specialists drop out. We provide insights on how a group of people changed from specialized individuals to a collaborating team. We present initial worries, like: Does everyone have to know everything? We introduce a coaching system, its values, principles and practices. We show how the team charter played an important role and how the team evolved it. The team felt that motivation, collaboration and quality increased.
It can work to get away from specialists behaviour to team collaboration. We offer one approach that worked for us to overcome specialization towards collaboration. The audience can take away several ideas on how to approach one aspect of a transition to Scrum.
We look forward to meet you in London.