A Scrum Master Story; Hackathons, Scrum, Agile and Chicken


"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life" - Confusius

What would you say if I told you that I told my complete company of nearly 100 people to do whatever they liked, and the owner of the company fully agreed and supported me? What if I told you that we had a week of great fun, even so much fun that people brought in their kids on their day off because they didn't want to miss it? 

I like to tell stories, and this is the story on how I hacked my way into Agility. With a couple of weeks of preparation, we pulled of a Hackathon of a complete WEEK and all the non-ICT departments joined. I would like to share with you how I made it possible and give some tips and tricks on how to make people want to move and benefit from it.

I will also give you an insight on the renewed Scrum Values and how I put them into practice.

My company started the Agile journey in the fall of 2015, when development department formed 3 Scrum teams, and started working with the Scrum framework with the help of an Agile Coach.

The biggest part of our 100 people company is non-technical. With the use of Hackathons we are supporting the transformation from an old fashioned department centered company to a more holistic organization with roles rather than functions, and multi disciplinairy teams so we can increase our agility in a continuously transforming sector.

With this presentation I will bring insights on the process prior to the Hackathon, what we pulled off in one week of total autonomy and what our plans for the future are.

I would also like to explain what the parallels to the Drupal Comunity are, and try to give you some practical tips since a lot of people really liked that in my prior DrupalCon sessions :)



Session Track

Project Management

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When & Where

Thursday, 28 September, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Schubert 1-2