Alistair Cockburn and Ken Schwaber did a wonderful talk about 8 points they wanted to emphasis. I wrote about this via twitter on Monday. Today I want to talk about one very important point they made: The Scrum implementation cycle is more or less:
- Deliver every month
- Inspect and Adapt
- Ask the team
What ever will happen in a Scrum-implementation, you can answer with these three demands.
Oh, we can not deliver every month! Ok … lets inspect and adapt. What do we need to improve? …. you do not know how to change, what you need to change, ok … ask the team. Can you now deliver in a month? No? … well, inspect and adapt … ask the team what we need to do…..
That is incedible simple but super hard to do! I do not count anymore the people in my consulting engagements who can not understand that the first thing: Deliver every month (Sprint) is the number one thing to do!