Feb. 16, 2010

Ableton builds a Lego Abletown

The Ableton team builds a LEGO City as part of the Scrum training.

As always we put theory into practice by building a LEGO City at the end of a Scrum training. The attendees are challenged to build a LEGO City from a Product Backlog in a very limited building time, of course using Scrum. This lets the people really feel what it means to self-organize, to sprint and to have a retrospective. Also working against a Product Backlog and with a Product Owner is something that you need to experience.

Ableton Team

In a couple of 5 minute sprints, the teams build, refactor and integrate their LEGO creations. Many aspects of Scrum in software development are also evident in this exercise. Work is prioritized on an on-going basis in the Product Backlog and the teams pull in work from this list into their Sprint Backlogs. After each Sprint the team has some time to reflect on their previous Sprint to figure out ways to improve their process.

All the hard work leads to a fantastic LEGO City, complete with a LEGO Ableton logo. Extra kudos for the impressionist river and for the name: ABLETOWN :-)

Ableton ABLTOWN

Good going guys, cool city!

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Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.
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Garbrand van der Molen

Garbrand van der Molen is an Agile Trainer, Practitioner, and Coach based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this role, he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other Agile methodologies and practices. Prior to coaching, he was CTO at Informaat CXP.

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