Scrum in Church: Saving the World One Team at a Time
During 2005-2009 Scrum teams were formed in churches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Delaware, and Virginia. This experience report will show how Scrum broke out of the IT silo into finance, marketing, operations, and senior management teams. Churches have to solve difficult impediments – part-time and volunteer workers, narrow specialization, little experience with project teams, and political problems that started in 1692. Their unique contribution has been to successfully address the larger question of continuous process improvement for the whole organization.
10 minutes - Jeff Sutherland sets context for Scrum in church; 40 minutes - Rev. Arline Sutherland describes four Scrum implementations in churches and lessons learned; 10 minutes - Jeff discusses how non-IT Scrums are being implemented outside of churches base on lessons learned; 30 minutes - questions, discussion, and exercises.
- Learn how to implement Scrum in a non-profit organization
- Selecting a Product Owner and building a Product Backlog
- Working with part-time staff and volunteer teams
- Using Scrum for institutional improvement
- How Scrum can make the world a better place