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Grandview Prep on Using Scrum in Schools

| Podcast with Susan Rose Follow 0 Followers , Aileen Palmer Follow 0 Followers by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on Apr 10, 2017 |

This is the Engineering Culture Podcast, from the people behind InfoQ.com and the QCon conferences.

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.

Key Takeaways

  • 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:45s Introductions

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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