|Door:||Barry Overeem, 29-09-2015|
This blog post is about a little box. A little transparent box. The box contained only one sticky note. A sticky note with a milestone. The milestone belonged to a a large project that concerned a comprehensive organizational change with multiple Scrum teams.
This milestone was special, because it was a milestone the team failed to achieve.
Today we had the first review with all the different teams that are involved with the organizational change. The review had the structure of a "marketplace". No PowerPoint slides. Every team prepared a flip-over & market stall with the most important deliverables, ups & downs off the previous period and deliverables for the upcoming sprints. With short demo's of 12 minutes every team presented & discussed their progress with the other teams and stakeholders.
On itself the review was already great, this little box of one of the teams however made it awesome!
|Door:||Barry Overeem, 23-09-2015|
|Onderwerp:||Scrum Values Leadership|
Update 23-9: my colleague Wiger Middelkamp gave me some feedback, this resulted in adding the third lesson learned.
Previous week I used the Spotify Squad Health Check model to assess a teams situation and condition. One of the cards the game contained caused quite a lot of discussing during the retrospective and also gave me some thoughts afterwards, namely:
Pawns or Players
Is Your Team a Set of Players?
We are in control of our own destiny! We decide what to build and how to build it.
Or is Your Team a Set of Pawns?
We are just pawns in a game of chess with no influence over what we build or how we build it.
Most of the teams I work with want to be a 'player', but how do you become such a team? In this blog post I've shared the three most important lessons I've learned. The team I have in mind is a Scrum team. This includes the Scrum Master, Product Owner and the Development Team.