Proposal for transitioning teams to scrum from the traditional waterfall model
Objective of the proposal
To partner with the team to transition the product group comprising of around 100 engineers from the traditional waterfall model to self organizing mode, using scrum. While the spirit of the assignment is to do whatever it takes to achieve the desired outcomes, we suggest the following steps which will be fine tuned further with the key stakeholders during the assignment.
|1||Define the desired tangible and intangible success criteria for the assignment||Sponsor, Consultant, leadership group|
|2||Scrum awareness check of the group||Consultant|
|3||Refreshers if required||Consultant|
|4||Agile project tracking tool readiness / preparation / training||PM tool admin, consultant|
|5||Orientation to scrum masters / TL||Consultant|
|6||Orientation to product owners / analysts||Consultant|
|7||User story preparation / readiness||Product owner / consultant|
|8||Release planning preparation / readiness||Product owner / consultant|
|9||Sprint planning meetings / estimation||Product owner, scrum master, consultant|
|10||Sprinting||Scrum master, consultant|
|11||Sprint and release tracking using burndown charts (effort and story points)||Scrum master, product owner, consultant, PM tool admin|
|12||Progress reviews and evaluation of the achievement of the predefined benefits||Sponsors, steering committee, consultant|
|13||Follow ups for sustainability||Consultant|
|14||Online doubt / problem solving support during the assignment and for six months after the completion of the assignment||Consultant|
The total consulting days for this assignment would be 40 days, consumed over a period of four months (max).
The online support is not included in the 40 days and will be offered as additional support free of cost.
- The team size to be transitioned to agile is around 100 engineers, not exceeding 110.
- Schedules for the assignment will be decided in advance
- One visit to the customer’s premises will be counted as one day of the consultant
- All the team members would have already undergone the regular scrum training prior to this assignment