Actual values are the behavior and skills that are valued within the ‘fellowship’. The fellowship being the group of people pursuing some—noble—goal. The Scrum Guide from 2016 pulls the Scrum values back into its center. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland call it the heart of Scrum. The agile and lean frameworks, methods, and practices—like XP, Scrum […]
The Scrum Guide lists the five Scrum values: Focus—We focus on only a few things at a time, work well together, and produce excellent work in order to deliver valuable items sooner. Courage—We work as a team, feel supported, and have more resources at our disposal in order to undertake greater challenges. Openness—We express how we’re […]
Goldilocks is an interesting technique and basically doing the opposite of estimating: You shape the work into the desired sizes. Vote each item into one of three piles: “Too Big”, “Just Right”, and “Too Small”. Split any “Too Big” items into “Just Right”-sized ones. Group any “Too Small” items together into “Just Right”. The Goldilocks […]
A sprint of one week is like a small bamboo water tumbler. Sprints of three weeks are larger, heavier and tumble a three times slower than the one week tumbler. Your organization is like a web of bamboo water tumblers. Make sure they tumble with a synchronous or syncopic rhythm. Rhythm creates momentum, momentum synchronizes […]
We started the morning with a parachute game. Start at ground level, hold it over your head and do three steps forward. Next, sit on it. There it is, a parachute mushroom.
ScrumPLoP Writer’s Workshop. A very sketchy note of: *[http://hillside.net/component/content/article/65-how-to-run-plop/235-how-to-hold-a-writers-workshop Hillside Group » How to Hold a Writer’s Workshop]; and *[http://mummola.cs.tut.fi/~patterns/writers_workshop_cheatsheet.pdf Writer’s Workshop Cheat Sheet] (PDF). Just let me know if you would like a sketch that’s a bit more polished, and I’ll draw one up.
Scrum has much ado about Definition of Ready and Definition of Done. The Definition of Ready for the current phase equals the Definition of Done for the previous. Likewise, the Definition of Done for the current phase equals the Definition of Ready for the next. They are the two sides of the same membrane. So, […]