Over a wet weekend in the UK, my 12 year old daughter was looking for something to do and decided to draw a poster to while away some time.
My daughter decided that she would help me by making a poster about Scrum ( honestly!, I am not making this up. I didn’t realise how much I talk about a scrum at home.)
She asked me a little about the teams I’d previously worked with and then took herself off returning 30 minutes later with the following. – OPERATION SMILE !
Looking at it I realised that my daughter had captured some of the Scrum Values. I asked her about the things she had added and why. Her reply was…
“Because its a nice thing to do and why wouldn’t you be nice to each other?
- Respect – Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people
- Focus – Everyone focuses on the work of the sprint and the goals of the Scrum Team
- Commitment – People personally commit to achieving the goals of the Scrum Team
- Courage – Scrum Team members have courage to do the right thing and work on tough problems .
- Openness – The Scrum Team and its stakeholders agree to be open about all the work and the challenges with performing the work
My question to you is:
If my 12 year old daughter can grasp and understand the scrum values, why do scrum teams struggle to live by them?