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Agile

Mapping Scrum roles to Strategy and Execution

I like the way how Scrum can be mapped onto the Agility Loop and you see the value behind each role in the Scrum Team.

“Make sense – Develop a shared understanding of an ambiguous situation”

While the Scrum Master plays a facilitating role in promoting effective communication and removing impediments, and the Product Owner focuses on defining and prioritizing requirements, the actual sense-making process involves the collective intelligence and collaboration of the Developers. This ensures that the team benefits from the diverse skills, perspectives, and expertise of its members.

“Make choices – Choose what to do, not do and stop doing”

In Scrum, the responsibility of “making choices” and deciding what to do, not do, and stop doing is a collaborative effort led by the Product Owner. The Product Owner is responsible for prioritizing the backlog and making decisions about what features or items should be included in the product. They work closely with stakeholders to understand business needs and align the development efforts with organizational goals.

“Make it happen – Ensure people make good promises and deliver on their commitments”

In Scrum, the responsibility of “making it happen” and ensuring that people make good promises and deliver on their commitments primarily falls under the purview of the Scrum Master. The Scrum Master serves as a servant-leader, coaching and guiding the Scrum Team and the organization in adopting and implementing Scrum practices effectively.

“Make revisions – Compare initial assumptions with experience, explore gaps and correct mid-course”

In Scrum, the responsibility of “making revisions” by comparing initial assumptions with experience, exploring gaps, and correcting mid-course is a shared responsibility within the entire Scrum Team, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Links:

Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution (mit.edu)

Scrum Guide | Scrum Guides

The Scrum Framework Poster | Scrum.org

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Conferences

Digitalisation, Sustainability and CSR

The IHK Munich has a nice set of mini-conferences that they are doing as part of their digitalisation initiative “Pack ma’s digital”.

The last one I attended was on Digitalisation and Sustainability.

The format was fun with a few initial speakers who spoke for 20 minutes each. There was a break followed by speakers who were pitching their products and services with 10 minutes each.

I liked the keynote from Rainer Karcher from Allianz Technology. He is the Global Head of Sustainability at Allianz. He was filled with energy and his explanation using reduce Footprint, increase Handprint and ensure Heartprint got me hooked. I also liked the fact that Allianz identified 5 SDG Goals to focus on and then is working to deliver on them.

I also liked the way the Raifeissenbank in Starnberg had identified transport to be their sustainability driver. It is interesting that Manuela Seeholzer talked about reducing the effect of carbon footprint by sharing transport instead of compensating.

I got motivated to do two things:

  1. Identify a few SDG goals like Allianz and focus on them
  2. Understand my private and business carbon footprint and see how to reduce it

This website from the government helps with a Self-Check to understand the carbon footprint that one has:

CSR – CSR-Self-Check (csr-in-deutschland.de)

What are the SDG Goals that you are planning to help as an individual or company?

Links:

Digitalisierungsinitiative der IHK (ihk-muenchen.de)

15.11.2023: Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit (ihk-muenchen.de)

THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)