I think the issue that hasn t been discussed so far, is why this engineer/coder/tester feels that his/her accomplishments are now totally hidden andMessage 1 of 16 , Nov 14, 2008View Source
I think the issue that hasn’t been discussed so far, is why this engineer/coder/tester feels that his/her accomplishments are now totally hidden and unrecognized. This seems to me to be a failure by the SM/PO to adequately get recognition for the team’s work or (more probably) that the company’s management has no understanding of what Scrum really is/does now that its being used. This person was happy before because he/she got recognition, not necessarily because he was the cowboy riding to the rescue when something went wrong, or was a loner or maverick. Most likely this person is just a normal Joe/Jane that got job satisfaction from being patted on the back every once in a while. Who doesn’t want credit for something they feel they’ve done well on? Are we saying that Scrum is supposed to be completely without individual recognition? To use the sports analogy someone else posted in here, yes I’m a New York Yankee and proud of it. Does that mean I refuse the MVP award when its given to me? Or that my league leading Home Runs stats don’t’ matter? I don’t think so.
To me, again, this situation sounds much more like the SM/PO not living up to their end of the bargain and showing management ‘my scrum team did this, with this result, at this cost’. So let’s give them some credit. If that were done correctly, this person would probably get the fulfillment they’re seeking (IMHO).