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The All-Star Scrum Team at JAX London

Jessica Thornsby
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Getting a real “team” is a massive competitive advantage, one that Scrum gives us the opportunity to harness, so why is it so hard?

How is a Scrum team like a sport’s team? In today’s interview,
we speak to Geoff Watts, the UK’s first Certified Scrum Trainer and
first Certified Scrum Coach, on ‘The All-Star Scrum Team’ session
he will present at JAX London.

JAXenter: You will run ‘The All-Star Scrum
Team’ session at Jax London. What can attendees expect from this
session?

Geoff Watts: The aim of the session is to share
our experiences about the kind of characteristics that tend to make
up an excellent Scrum team. Paul and I will compare some of the
most successful current and past sporting teams to try and explain
where organisations, ScrumMasters and the teams themselves should
be looking when trying to build high-performance Scrum teams.
Getting a real “team” is a massive competitive advantage, one that
Scrum gives us the opportunity to harness, so why is it so
hard?

JAXenter: You session will examine the
characteristics of successful sports teams. What similarities do
you see, between the worlds of software and sports teams?

Geoff: Sports teams and software teams are both
operating in an environment of high pressure and high complexity.
Members of software and sports teams both have a desire to become
better, both as individuals and as a team but this seems to be
quite difficult for many. In both areas, there are many average
teams but only a few really excellent teams. Why?

JAXenter: Who should attend ‘The All-Star Scrum
Team’?

Geoff: I would suggest this would be of
interest to anyone who is part of a Scrum team and is wondering why
things aren’t really going as well as they feel they could or
should be. It should be also of interest to ScrumMasters who are
wondering what might be missing and how they could take their team
to the next level.

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