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Scrum : What is, Why you are not, and Change yourself

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  • kaverjody
    * What is Scrum? - It s so easy, right? So many articles regarding Scrum, e.g. [http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/what_is_scrum]. - So, three roles , three
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 25, 2008
      * What is Scrum?
      - It's so easy, right? So many articles regarding Scrum, e.g.
      - So, "three roles", "three ceremonies" and "three artifats".
      - The underlying values and principles is the reason why Scrum is
      there, refer to [http://agilemanifesto.org/%5d.

      Knowing Scrum is far less sufficient for work, you use Scrum because
      you want to get benefit by using it. Use any tools to facilitate your
      work requires you to understand it and master its usage, which is not
      just knowing the names and definitions, or mapping those new terms to
      your old behaviours.

      * Why you are not doing Scrum
      - Why this is important? If you want succeed, but failed, you must
      know the reason of failure in order to fix it.
      - The fact is sometimes or most times you were complaining about
      Scrum, actually it's not Scrum's fault.
      - Does PO accept team's capability? Does Scrum Master closely watching
      the team and provide instant feedback and guidance? Do team members
      try their best to improve the quality and deliver features one by one?
      - Yep, there are difficulties, everybody faces difficulties, that's
      true. But, you are not exactly doing Scrum, Scrum may or may not be
      your reason of failure.
      - If you changed the core parts of Scrum, you are _refering_ to Scrum
      instead of _doing_ Scrum.

      * Change yourself instead of change Scrum
      - [7 Habits] is a famous book, the first habit mentioned is "1. Be
      Proactive" : Change starts from within, and highly effective people
      make the decision to improve their lives through the things that they
      can influence rather than by simply reacting to external forces.
      - do not just be a follower, accept the fact, and change yourself to
      fit Scrum, then _you_ own your life.
      - and other habits
      "2. Begin with the end in mind" : you want to do a good work, so
      why keep rubbishes in your code or testcase?
      "3. Put first things first" : one feature by one feature, with
      "4. Think win/win" : we are together to achieve the same goal, at
      least we earn our life on NSN's products and sales, right?
      "5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood" : Listen, a
      beautiful art in the world. Refusing to listen closes the door to
      learn from others.
      "6. Synergize" : you are no longer just developers or testers, you
      are a team.
      "7. Sharpen the saw" : Inspect And Adapt, continuously improve
      yourself, keep an eye on technical excellence.

      Best Regards,
      Xu Yi
      TA Coach & CSP
      [ Sincerely waiting to serve you! ]
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