Scrummaker, or, building a new Agile product in two days
On Thursday and Friday October 4 and 5, Boost closed its doors for an all-hands two-day product development workshop, to build a new tool for teams running Agile retrospectives that we’ve named Scrummaker.
The purpose of the workshop was three-fold. We wanted to build a new product. We wanted to build a new product as a team. And we wanted to build a new product as a team using the Agile practices we’ve been working with now for about six years.
We’re now publishing a series of blog posts to record the two days of product development: what we made, and how we did in. The blog posts are only the beginning; we also had a crew of student filmmakers along for the two days, recording all the goings-on for a short documentary.
The first posts will cover the project lead-in: customer validation of our product ideas, the experience mapping workshop we ran to generate the user stories for the product backlog, the time-boxed technical discussion the team held to ensure we’d hit Thursday morning ready to work. There’s a post on the project kick-off, and then the meat of the series: what we learned from two days of compressed Scrum, and the product we came out of the end of the process with.
So grab a cup of whatever makes you happy and settle in for the read ….