(responding to David, All) ... Hmm... I think everything covered is also a description of a Manager. It s just that many Managers don t know this. I favourMessage 1 of 71 , Jul 2, 2008View Source(responding to David, All)
> Everything in this email, apart from a few things I personallyHmm... I think everything covered is also a description of
> do not agree with, is a description of a Scrummaster....
a Manager. It's just that many Managers don't know this.
I favour the "Lean" concept of Manager; perhaps this quote
would give a hint of the flavour...
"If you have procedures that haven't changed in 30 days then
the manager is stealing from the company because he is not
doing his job" -- Taichi Ohno
Both the finances and the procedures need to be managed -
somehow or other. I wouldn't like to risk the pendulum
swinging too far the other way in reaction to its being
too far one way.
Okay, that's a simplistic view; there's more to being a
(proper) Manager, I expect. And we could always spread the
responsibilities about a bit; it doesn't always have to be
the one person...
Hello, Robert. On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 11:19:55 AM, you ... OK. Why do /you/ think Scrum works. ... Interesting. What do you see in the definition ofMessage 71 of 71 , Jul 2, 2008View SourceHello, Robert. On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 11:19:55 AM, you
> Your earlier message said:OK. Why do /you/ think Scrum works.
>> Scrum works, in my opinion, because it requires two things:
>> 1. Produce Done-Done software on a regular basis;
>> 2. Remove every obstacle to doing item 1.
> I'm not sure I agree. In particular, it seems to suggest an absolute
> focus on
> software, and it seems to suggest seeing other things as obstacles to that.
> I think an important advantage of scrum, and other agileInteresting. What do you see in the definition of Scrum that leads
> processes, is that they involve software development in a wider
> context, and in that wider context the development of software is
> unlikely to be the priority.
you to believe it is not focused on software? A reference would be
> So the advantage for software development is that the process isSo that whole "Agile Software Development with Scrum" thing was just
> more likely to lead to software that helps in that larger context.
> This means it is important for everyone to realise that software
> development is not the ultimate goal, and that things that might
> seem like obstacles may in fact show aspects of the wider context
> that need to be better understood and may in fact change the
> nature of the software development.
what ... a typo?
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's;
I will not reason and compare; my business is to create. --William Blake