For the past ten years Ryan Ripley has worked on agile teams in development, ScrumMaster, and management roles. He’s worked at various Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, wholesale, and financial services industries.
Ryan is great at taking tests and earned the PMI-ACP, PSM I, PSM II, PSE, PSPO I, PSD I, CSM, CSPO, CSP, and CAL 1 agile certifications. He lives in Indiana with his wife Kristin and three children. Ryan blogs at ryanripley.com, hosts the Agile for Humans podcast available on iTunes, and is on Twitter @ryanripley.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- How coercion keeps people from adopting Scrum and Agile practices
- Why sometimes it’s uncomfortable to be a Scrum Master
- When responsibility can help a team improve performance
- What make Scrum so difficult for large organizations
Slides from the talk:
Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.
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