WEBINAR: Real-World Scrum Workshop – Dive 1
Dates: Jun 03, 2024
Location: Online (EDT)
Course Location:

Hour: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

WEBINAR: Real-World Scrum Workshop – Dive 1


This is a webinar.

This webinar is Dive 1 into the Real-World Scrum Workshop. We intend to do two more dives.

The Real-World Scrum Workshop – Dive 1 

Scrum is simple, yet very hard to master.  Scrum is incomplete.  Your situation is not perfect for Scrum. Agile-scrum must always be adapted to fit your situation.

For all these reasons (and more), you need this RWS workshop.  This workshop (not this webinar) is an 8-hour workshop, to help your Team.

This webinar is to give you a 1-hour Dive into the RWS workshop.  So, we will get into the agenda and activities of the RWS workshop.

The three Dives (1 hour each) will NOT replicate the workshop (which is 8 hours).  But they will give you an fairly in-depth view of what the workshop is like.

We will address the attendees real situations [only to some degree in this webinar, if they are unusual].

We do expect to normally deal with some typical situations or problems, such as:

  • How to start a Team
  • What do I do if… (and “if” is what is happening now for you)
  • How to handle emergent requirements?
  • Story points and business value points sound good, but how do I make them work with my team?
  • How do I fix or address [this kind of] impediment
  • How do we diagnose the biggest problem for this Team
  • Given [x,y,z], how do I make Scrum work?
  • How do we use Scrum on non-software work?
  • And others (please inquire)

It will be interactive.

  • Fun
  • Group Discussion
  • Drawing pictures
  • Root-cause analysis
  • Proposing alternate solutions
  • Making a business case; convincing others
  • Break-out Groups
  • Leader putting your specific problem in a broader context
  • Agile, Scrum, other agile, other other (we will steal anything that could possibly work)

We want you to leave with the Top 5 Actions you want to take.


Here’s the agenda for the (first) hour:

  • Intro to the Real-World Scrum idea.  Discussion
  • The key issues each person wants to address. Brief discussion.
  • Some key issues we suggest you address. Brief discussion.
  • Brief discussion of the Impediment List idea.
  • Generate Top 10 Impediments for your Team (each).  Share / discuss briefly.
  • Discuss Top Impediment.  Solution. How to get that implemented.  5 minutes in break-outs.
  • Evaluate basics of Team set-up.  Questionnaire.  Including Team size, quality of PO, SM, Developers, % allocation, buy-in to process, frequency of interrupt work, level of motivation, belief that we can win, degree of improvement in velocity so far, feedback on BV delivered so far.
  • Identify skill-set gaps.  Identify possible fixes.
  • Identify 5 Key Actions. Discuss briefly.

You will get help and advice from the Leader, and also from others in the workshop. And, again, you must also try to help others.


What You Get

Main Benefits:

  • Work with other people to address your real problems
  • Seehow Scrum and agile can be adaptive – not just in theory, but in practice
  • Get some line of sight how to move from Level 2 to Level 5 in Scrum (on a 1 to 10 scale)
  • Attendees gain confidence that “I can really do this.”
  • The workshop brings out each person’s real issues and concerns.
  • The participants find that some concerns turn out to be insubstantial, they dissipate and then we address the other concerns.
  • You are prepared to take action “on Monday.” For example, you now have an action list of things to work on

Other Benefits:

  • You will receive a free copy of Joe’s slide deck on Improving Scrum.


Joseph Little | Agile Scrum Master Certification Charlotte

Meet Your Leader

Joe Little has 18+ years of experience as an Agile coach and CST and will lead this course. He has co-trained eight times with Jeff Sutherland (one of the co-creators of Scrum) which will give you more “real Scrum” when taking this workshop.

Joe has an MBA and 20+ years of senior level Big 6 and related consulting experience. He also has in-depth practical experience in helping teams become very productive with Scrum and Agile. He has often co-taught courses with other great Scrum trainers. Take a look at Joe’s blog.


Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone!
  • Bring multiple people from your team
  • Bring someone who will help you
  • Bring someone whom you need to convince (probably)
  • Managers, for example, should come

We will form break-out groups, typically of 4 people.  These can be all people you know.  Or just other attendees at the workshop.


None.  Ok, some knowledge of Scrum.

We suggest (but not required):

  1. You have taken a CSM, CSPO or Adv-CSM course.  Or something similar.
  2. You have read most of Joe Little’s book: An Introduction to Scrum

See you there!