Global Scrum Gathering 2019

Minneapolis, MN
May 20, 2019
May 22, 2019
Find yourself among 1,000+ Scrum and Agile practitioners from across the globe who “come to-gather” for new ideas, community collaboration, and an opportunity to create essential connections.
Experiment Gone Right! (TDD Mobbing Workshop)

May 22, 2019  |  9:15am - 10:30pm

Imagine the ideal solution: sleek, intuitive, maintainable. Imagine the model team: cross-functional, customer focused, value driven. Now add a dose of reality: deadlines looming, shared understanding deprioritized, distractions rampant, corners cut, maximize output (not outcomes) emphasized. How are you supposed to continuously improve towards either of those visions, let alone both? In short, it's a journey, and you need to figure out a way to take that first step.

The Target Dojo (immersive learning environment) has harnessed the power of test-driven development (TDD) and mob programming (mobbing) into a journey jump-starting workshop. The workshop promotes the mindset behind the practices, prioritizes practical application using a team's work vs. static examples/exercises, and reinforces frequent, quality deliverables and stable, high-performing teams as the backbone to a healthy product.

This session covers the following:

  • How to engage and obtain buy-in from the entire team (Developers, Product Owners, ScrumMasters, and leaders) to try TDD and mobbing
  • Overview of the experimentation we did with the workshop and its format (over a year of inspecting, iterating, and improving)
  • Details and approach of the workshop (consultation meeting, prep activities, metrics, agenda, facilitation techniques, etc.)
  • Ongoing grassroots (e.g. Product Management Community of Practice) and leader (e.g. Leader Chats) mechanisms to generate continued interest and support

Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Travis Klinker is the Director of Agile & Engineering Enablement which operates the Target Dojo and manages a team of coaches who are leading an organizational transformation with a focus on Product, customer-centric value, Lean-Agile adoption, and DevOps.

Travis is an accomplished technology leader with over 15+ years of experience in building and managing self-succeeding global teams for software development and technology operations. A lean and agile practitioner, with an emphasis on enterprise business agility, Travis promotes product discovery and delivery in support of the customer experience via empowered teams and the adoption of new ways of working.

Ross Libby Lead Agile Coach

Accomplished business analyst, consultant, coach, and agile team leader passionate about building and being part of teams that experiment and learn rapidly to deliver value continuously – 10 years of corporate retail experience driving business and project results, managing cross-functional teams and timings & actions, and collaborating with partners and clients; proficient at micro and macro comprehension to steer strategy through execution and understand the people, process, data, and technology dynamic.