If you’re applying Scrum in your project you are most likely aware of the three questions from the Scrum Guide that can be used to structure your Daily Standup:
- What did I do yesterday that contributes to the sprint goal
- What am I going to do today that contributes to the sprint goal
- What is blocking me
I was never really convinced and didn’t see real evidence with the teams I worked with that they help to organize the work for the Day.
I recently facilitated a session for my team at our quarterly team gathering to introspect about who they are as a team and how they are working together. We’ve done this session during a transition phase where one team member was about to leave while a new team member just joined the team. Both were present in the room.
What does truly matter to you? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you spending your time where you want to spend it?
These are big question that trigger deep reflection about what’s really important. This is what Personal Agility did to me ever since I took the Practitioner Workshop in late 2019. I started to reflect on my whole life situation and decided to take myself on a journey to improve my personal and work life. One step at a time.
I’m both a ScrumMaster on weekdays and a Drummer on weekends. I enjoy both roles very much. Although they seem to be quite different at first glance, they share a few similar attributes: