Let Our Values Determine our Process (Motivation (Sprint Day 2 scattering…
Let Our Values Determine our Process
Use best creative thinking
Regularly update our mental models.
Don't chisel it indelibly into a hard-to-update backlog.
Ask the important, challenging questions
at each step
Learn to recognize when process- and group- think is taking over.
Use pictures and narratives
Frequent, effective collaboration
Refuse to sit through ineffective meetings.
Empower team members to vote with their feet.
Divide and conquer. Use creative approaches to make the most of remote workplace.
Large planning meetings go directly
Deliver rapidly to iterate
Limit Work in Progress
When needed, swarm, change hats, be heroic about unblocking others, get agitated about stoppages
Intrinsic quality and completeness
Trust and communication over regulation
We can iterate on the detail work
Stories not ready when picked up (requirements out of date, mockups missing or outdated)
Sprint Day 2 scattering behavior
Little coordination between work threads
Feeling unconsciously like the hard thinking has been done, but it
Large, wasteful planning meetings
Stories not adequately developed before grooming
Lack of collaborative, critical thinking before implementation starts (or is supposed to start)
Complaints and recriminations over changing requirements
People acting under the assumption that
will provide the answers (team ownership of the whole process).
Work from a tiny active backlog
Measure velocity by cycle time
Production > Prediction
Trust > Control