How virtual collaboration in a Scrum Team can be successful

In view of the current situation around Covid-19, many companies are forced for the first time to enable home office or mobile working in their Scrum teams. In addition to the fundamental technical hurdles of this change, another topic quickly becomes the focus of attention: How can distributed, remote scrum teams work together effectively? it-economics complements its training program with the new course “Successful Remote Scrum” to help these teams with their transformation.

With the increasing shift of work to mobile working or home office, some profound changes are also taking place for teams. Familiar communication channels and working methods no longer operate: for example, the development of new ideas with whiteboard and post-its or the spontaneous development of topics in several small groups is no longer possible. In addition, product owners and stakeholders suddenly get the feeling of losing the overview. Especially for scrum teams that have worked very closely together in one place so far, the new orientation towards “remote work” breaks with many recommendations of theory and experiences of practice. The new training “Successful Remote Scrum” from it-economics deals with how to counteract this and how scrum teams can find their way back to their accustomed efficiency as quickly as possible, despite the switch to virtual collaboration.

Remote Scrum – perform sprints successfully in virtual space

Especially Scrum teams, which up to now have usually worked very closely together locally in order to use shorter communication channels, enable co-creative work and hold interactive meetings, are facing great challenges in virtual work: How can team cohesion be further ensured when physical proximity is lacking? How can creative work be carried out under these circumstances and how can central events such as sprint planning, review or retrospective be designed?

The new live online training “Successful Remote Scrum” from it-economics, which consists of five different modules, addresses these and many other questions. Important basics such as communication channels, working agreements and the creation of a virtual team room are covered. In addition, the participants learn which methods, tools and techniques are suitable for remote sprint planning, product demos and retrospectives. In addition, special topics such as the changing role of the scrum master are also discussed.

“The five modules, each lasting only two hours, can be easily integrated into the daily work routine. We experience how virtual brainstorming sessions work, we design interactive sprint reviews and discuss which new rules are helpful and what needs to be paid particular attention to in the joint cooperation. In addition, we address which concrete improvement steps the participants want to take into their own team. In the training sessions, we make joint use of many of the new working methods and thus maximize the learning effect for the participants and their teams,” explains Pascal Gugenberger, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile Coach at it-economics.

The next training dates:

  • Training start 14. April 2020
  • Training start 07. Mai 2020

More information here: https://www.it-economics.de/en/trainings/successful-remote-scrum