Re: [scrumdevelopment] Encouraging Signs
I'm encouraged that the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site is innovative and using XP. I remember it when it was the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant. I was appointed by Governor Lamm and then Congressman Tim Wirth as Vice Chairman of the Rocky Flats Monitoring Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health Effects.
At that time, late 70's and early 80's, the management would have run screaming at the sound of the word SCRUM or XP!
� Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:42:06 -0700
� From: "Alleman, Glen B." <glen.alleman@...>
Subject: RE: Scrum on a Page
Our experiences with XP teams does not turn out this way. We have only
two specific "external" reporting role:
(1) Scorekeeper who must report the financial aspects of the team to
(2) Spokesperson who must be able to give a standup talk about the teams
progress to management.
Multiple and changing leadership roles are common. We used to be a
"command and control" shop were a single pre-designated leader was
assigned to the team. Now the team is formed (sometimes with much
turmoil) and the team defines the leadership role. In John Kotter's
terms these are self-directed teams.
Such teams are not without problems, but the problems are solved with
everyone having a smile on their face.
Glen B. Alleman
Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site