In this episode, Chuck discusses his experience as a Dev Manager implementing a change process to help a team adapt to a new organizational structure. He started by asking developers to volunteer and assist in refactoring a subsystem using the "strangler pattern." The subsystem was divided into smaller slices and distributed among team members. Chuck introduced the practice of running single test cases before release, allowing others to witness the practical application of Scrum. He emphasized the importance of experiential learning and leveraging previous successful examples to motivate the team. Their efforts resulted in delivering ahead of schedule. Chuck recommends explaining the holistic process and choosing demo-able increments to showcase the benefits of incremental development.
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About Charles “Chuck” Durfee
Chuck Durfee is an Engineering Manager in the Denver area. He leads teams to deliver quality software on-time and within budget. With expertise as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, he uses relationships, teamwork, and a pragmatic approach to solve complex business problems. In this episode, we explore his perspective as an engineering leader, and learn what makes a great Scrum Master from the perspective of the leaders they work with.