Scrumtisch February: Scrum at Amazon with Alan Atlas
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).
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.
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.
Thanks you Alan to share your experiences with us. We are looking forward to meet you again.