Steve Adolph: Introducing the Rock Crusher: A Flow-Based Model for Backlog Management
|Does our traditional Agile backlog model hide and even discount the hardest part of building a software system? Deciding precisely what to build is a complex enterprise process, and our traditional simple models of backlog management have not kept up. The result is broken value streams that impede flow, which has a severe economic impact on the enterprise.
While many organizations struggle with backlog management, others effectively use their backlog to flow value creation. The Rock Crusher is a model that captures these success patterns. The Rock Crusher shifts us from thinking of the backlog as a passive reservoir of work feeding a development team to a flow-based model for actively managing value creation.
Steve is an Agile Coach at cprime, where he is passionate about helping improve people's working lives.
Education-wise, Steve has a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering and is SAFe SPCT. But despite that, he is still an OK guy. In his spare time (what’s that?) Steve enjoys the usual Pacific Northwest lifestyle of cycling, skiing, and kayaking. There is an ugly rumour floating around that he is an opera fan.
Special note: attendees who are present for the entire presentation will be entered in a raffle for the e-book: "The Rock Crusher: A Model for Flow-Based Backlog Management".