Grandview Prep on Using Scrum in Schools
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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor in the Culture & Methods area, spoke to Susan Rose and Aileen Palmer of Grandview Prep about their experiences using Scrum in their school environment.
- Taking on Agile & Scrum as a way to get things happening more effectively in the school
- Agile/Scrum is a natural fit for the education environment
- These are skills which students will take with them and are crucial to success in the 21st century workplace
- Not imposed as a mandate, rather adoption has been a voluntary pull approach
- The importance of all stakeholders buying in to the change, and acknowledging the need for improvement
0m:55s Taking on Agile & Scrum as a way to get things happening more effectively in the school
1m:20s Introducing Grandview Prep
1m:50s Teaching students skills which will be of value in the 21st century
2m:20s 21st Century skills are teamwork and collaboration
2m:40s The story of where the idea came from
3m:30s The school uses project-based learning which is a good fit for Agile/Scrum
4m:05s Exploring the ideas and finding out about Eduscrum
4m:35s Initial training for the Faculty on using Scrum & Agile
5m:10s Examples of where Scrum is being used in classrooms, governance, classroom management and in running the school
7m:35s The culture of the school was ready to support Agile values and it fits well
8m:30s Using Scrum as a tool to help make the process visible and improve throughput
8m:50s Changing and improving the collaborative culture and accountability
9m:45s Not imposed as a mandate, rather adoption has been a voluntary pull approach
10m:50s Using the reflection/retrospective techniques has been beneficial
11m:55s Meta-cognition to explore what works and what doesn’t at the individual student and group level
12m:30s Ensuring the work the students do is meaningful
13m:00s Using the daily standup in the leadership group
13m:45s Examples of the showcase in use in the schools
14m:50s Looking to adopt timeboxing in the future
15m:30s More training coming
16m:00s Advice for others – the importance of all stakeholders buying in to the change, and acknowledging the need for improvement
16m:25s This is something that is a skill students can take into the real world
17m:10s Try it – jump in and do it!
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