Feb. 23, 2010

Scrumtisch February: Scrum at Amazon with Alan Atlas

Alan Atlas was talking about his time @Amazon and how they do or do not Scrum in the S3 project.

At the Berlin Scrumtisch in February 2010, Alan Atlas gave a presentation about his role regarding Scrum at Amazon (starting as early as back in 2004).

Scrumtisch February 2010 with Alan Atlas

This presentation described how scrum was adopted by more than half of the software developers at Amazon. Amazon’s corporate and development cultures played important roles, both positive and negative. With no executive sponsorship, adoption occurred primarily a team at a time. The wide range of success across teams and organizations leads to a number of important lessons learned with regard to enterprise scrum adoption.

Scrumtisch February 2010 with Alan Atlas

Alan gave examples on:

  • The value of simply explaining scrum to anybody who is interested.
  • The value of an internal, corporate Scrum Gathering.
  • The value of an internal scrum-interest email list and how to use it to grow a community.
  • The value (or not) of certified scrum training and trainers.
  • The value of coaches.

Scrumtisch February 2010 with Alan Atlas

Scrumtisch February 2010 with Alan Atlas

Thanks you Alan to share your experiences with us. We are looking forward to meet you again.

Download the presentation on Agile and Scrum Adoption at Amazon

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Marion Eickmann

I am one of the founders and the executive director at agile42. I have supported strategic product development and leadership development for longer than 15 years. Since 2007 I have been realizing local and global agile projects with agile42's international team successfully. You like to talk about: ORGANIC agility, complexity, resilience, organizational culture & Agile? Just send an email :-)
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