Coaching Scrum teams on Vertical Story Slicing Micro-Services

Agile Connect Scrum Alliance


Session Type:

  • Talk (45 minutes).

Session Track:

  • Coaching & Facilitation.

Session Language:

  • English.

Session Level:

  • Conscious (Ha) Practitioners.

Session Summary:

Many Agile Coaches are former software developers, some are not. But when technology moves on, well known Agile approaches can be challenged.

Session Abstract:

Applying the Agile approach of Vertical Story Slicing on Micro-Services is one such example of challenging coaching.

Questions Covered:

  1. How can you Vertically Story Slice Micro-Services?
  2. Where is the real Product in Micro-Services?
  3. How do you Coach technological challenges, when the team does not know the answer and neither do you?
  4. When a Micro-Services architecture seems Component based, how do Feature teams work?
  5. Finally a Case Study of a Micro-Services implementation with six Scrum teams and how they were coached!

Learning Objectives:

A rule for Micro-Services as Product:

“If the case for a Micro-Service has Value on its own then build it as Product.”

  • Solutions for Coaching when you are struggling to not give an answer.
  • Solutions for Coaching when you do not have the answer and neither does the team.
  • Research and Experimentation.