Experimentation is at the heart of continuous improvement. However, you should expect that not all of your experiments will be successful - this is the nature of the scientific method. (Especially when one of the ingredients is the chaotic effect of human behaviour).
Of course, a failed experiment is not always a bad experiment. We can learn much from any experiment, whether it failed or succeeded (in fact, we may learn even more from failure than success!).
This session is a deep dive into an actual experiment carried out recently in an agile feature team. Will Jacobs (NewVoiceMedia) will:
This session will take the form of a presentation, but there will also be an opportunity to use the experience as the context for two larger, speculative questions that will be designed to prompt some discussion:
Will Jacobs is a Scrum Master at NewVoiceMedia. For over 15 years, Will developed software in the financial services, secure back-office payments and telecommunications industries. Upon joining NewVoiceMedia, Will discovered agile, and traded development for scrum mastery. He has found his true purpose in this world: enabling great DevOps teams to collaborate, deliver and improve, powered by agile techniques. His spare time is spent losing at board games, taming his children and avoiding most forms of exercise. Though he has been able to talk for the majority of his life, Will is a new conference speaker.