'Redefinement' of Refinement & Other Quips on Retuning Agile Ceremonies
In this talk, Melissa Tondi will examine the top agile ceremonies and show how they can be retuned to create more value in their present-day practice. Melissa will share her experience consulting with and working for companies that have embarked on their agile transformation. Over the last 12 years, she has seen similarities between companies in their implementation of agile. At some point, a company's approach to agile no longer meets the needs of the teams responsible for delivering so a retune is required to optimize their efficiency instead of using a 'one-size-fits-all' model. This talk is geared to be collaborative and, although she will share her own experiences, Melissa finds that participants also learn from each other when their colleagues share theirs as well. Key takeaways during this talk include top agile ceremonies teams emphasize, breakdown each ceremony and give brief history of their original purpose, how they've evolved to the present day, evolutions have defeated the original purpose, and actionable ways to retune ceremonies.