317RE: [scrumdevelopment] Middle-up-down vs. bottom-up
- May 3, 2002Not in my experience. However, I've either been on critical projects or
projects where the organization was changing its culture. Both required
dedicated ScrumMasters. In a well implemented Scrum organization, the teams
could be self-directing.
From: Jonas Bengtsson [mailto:jonas.b@...]
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 6:22 PM
Subject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] Middle-up-down vs. bottom-up
The reason why I asked about self-directing teams was the following
sentences by Mike Beedle:
"SCRUMs can also be held by self-directed teams, in that case someone is
designated as the scribe and also logs the completed and planned activities
of the Backlog and the existing Blocks. All activities from the Backlog and
the Blocks are then distributed among the team members for resolution."
Has this been "proven" to be unrealistic?
> The ScrumMaster is also known as the IT project manager, and isI agree with most of the above. But what do you mean by "responsible for the
> for the productivity of the team, ensuring that it has the best
> possible and
> most appropriate staffing, works together well, gets decisions made
> promptly, has impediments removed quickly, and understands the project and
> the product backlog.
productivity of the team"? I can see that s/he can be responsible to remove
impediments and to do everything possible to enhance the productivity. But
can s/he be responsible for the actual productivity? If s/he does everything
s/he can but the team still performs poorly is s/he the one to "blame"? As I
see it the ScrumMaster is responsible to create the right environment for
productivity but not directly for the productivity.
Do we mean the same thing or do we have different opinions? (Perhaps I
should work in a Scrum project before I have opinions about it :-)
> A new type of management position that isn'tI like that! :-)
> administrative, but a very real coach to the team. The best background is
> border collie or sheepdog.
ps. forgive me if I was unable to express what I mean above, but I'm really
tired :-) ds.
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