No Scrum without Empiricism; know your basics
Definition of done in sprint planning
Scrum is built upon Empiricism. The three pillars of empiricism are firmly embedded in various parts of Scrum. Which is why we spend a serious amount of attention to Empiricism (and complexity) in any Scrum related training. So if your Scrum feels like a waste of time or ineffective, start inspection at the basics. How […]
Two types of stress: helpful and harmful
When getting to grips with the Scrum framework for the first time, it may take awhile before the notion of “Done”, the Definition of Done, what they are for and how they can be used sinks in. One of the Scrum events where we use the Definition of Done is Sprint Planning. Product Backlog items […]
Customers first or employees first?
Stress is often seen as unilaterally bad. We should avoid it if we want to stay healthy and burn-out results of being stressed for too long at a time. However, there are two sides to this coin. Stress can be either helpful or harmful. The harmful type is called ‘distress’. This is the type to […]
Customer first. Always. No Customer -> no product or service -> no employees. Nina Maurer asked on linkedin: “Customers first or employees first?“ This seemingly difficult question popped into my feed because of Chris Lukassen. His reply is brilliantly simple: “Neither and both, you need to strike a balance. Suggestion: “people first”” Yes, when we […]