HANDS-ON 2FOR1 ROLES

OVERVIEW

To the right you find a simplified model of an agile organization.

The multi-disciplinary team is the smallest organizational unit. An agile business/development unit also commonly called train is made up of multiple teams. The portfolio level, in turn, leads multiple trains/units.

Scrum Masters (HOW) and Product Owners (WHY and WHAT) are the key leadership roles in teams. On the train or unit level the HOW is led by the Scrum of Scrum Masters and the WHAT and WHY leadership role is carried by the Chief Product Owner also referred to as the Product Manager.

WHAT IS 2FOR1?

The 2for1 services deliver a combination of advanced coaching with hands-on operative work.

  • The fulfillment of a role
  • Advanced coaching
  • A series of trainings

TEAM LEVEL

  • 2for1 Scrum Coach Master
  • 2for1 Product Owner Coach Master

TRAIN UNIT LEVEL

  • 2for1 Chief Product Owner Business Coach Master (Product Manager)
  • 2for1 Scrum of Scrum Coach Master (/RTE)

WHY USE A 2FOR1 SERVICE?

A two for one service is a great way to cost-effectively:

  • Increase performance fast and in depth.
  • Ensure the success of day-to-day delivery.
  • Transfer knowledge to your people on a very operative day-to-day level.

As an example, you can use the Scrum Coach Master service to quickly transfer knowledge to your internal Scrum Master, while at the same time lifting the performance of the team. When the goal is accomplished, the Scrum Coach Master can move to the next team, and so on.

HOW

The 2for1 services are similar to their pure coaching cousins, plus they also include a full role fulfillment.

1: Quick-Start

Current situation analysis, training, goal-setting (including defined metrics) followed by a rapid change in ways of working over a relatively short period of time.

2: Reap the Benefits

The coach master drives home the benefits, ensuring goals are reached while at the same time ensuring day-to-day deliveries and making sure knowledge is transferred to your own people.

DESCRIPTIONS PER 2FOR1 ROLE

Teams

2FOR1 SCRUM COACH MASTER

The lean-agile term Scrum Master refers to the role responsible for the team’s ways of working.

The HOW we work.

The Scrum Coach Master fulfils the role of the Scrum Master plus that of a traditional advanced Scrum Coach plus what you get in our Team Transformation including a series of trainings. You can use this service just to make things happen fast, or to quickly lift up your in-house Scrum Masters and teams by asking the Scrum Coach Master to spend a few months with each team.

2FOR1 PRODUCT OWNER COACH MASTER

The lean-agile term Product Owner refers to the role responsible for the WHAT and WHY of the team’s deliveries.

The Product Owner Coach Master takes a load off your product owner plus transfers knowledge to both the Product Owner and the rest of the team when it comes to more advanced and effective agile and business ways of working. This is a role that can be purchased instead of having your own in-house Product Owner. However, ultimately, we recommend that you have your own Product Owners and do not out-source this competence in the long run.

This role and service can effectively be used to Quick-Start Product Owners and their teams to the next levels of performance. If you wish, the Product Owner Coach Master can then move on to the next team.

Trains

2FOR1 CHIEF PRODUCT OWNER COACH MASTER

The lean-agile term Chief Product Owner or Product Manager is the role that interfaces to both the external world in the form of stakeholders, customers and the market as well as to multiple Product Owners and multiple teams in your train or business unit. The Product Owner ensures customers are pleased and business value is delivered.

The Chief Product Owner Coach Master takes the load off our valuable Chief Product Owner or Product Manager(s) so that they can perform. You can use this service to focus on either the process and communication with the teams OR more on the external money-making business side of things. The focus will depend on where your specific bottle neck is.

We recommend that you use this service for performance boosting and knowledge transfer, not to replace competence that you should have in-house.

2FOR1 SCRUM OF SCRUM COACH MASTER (RTE)

The lean-agile term Scrum of Scrum Master or RTE (Release Train Engineer) is the role that manages the HOW of multiple teams working together.

The Scrum of Scrum Coach Master or RTE Coach Master is a key ingredient in Quick-Starting trains followed by ensuring reaping the benefits. This is an excellent service to use when you want to make sure the first few months of your train works out while you in parallel train in-house people to take over.

2for1 Prioritization

Every organization has different challenges, and the most difficult bottlenecks will vary. The number one role to secure in all cases is that of the Chief Product Owner (Product Manager). Once you’re happy you have the right people in that role, we normally suggest team over train when it comes to where you should put your extra hands-on effort.

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