Chapter 10 – Larger Lessons

When you’re working hard and sprinting away, it can sometimes be very difficult to see the wood from the trees. To finish up, in this final chapter we’re going to take a step back and look at the bigger picture to fully appreciate what is truly important at the end of the day.

The following three shortcuts provide the final three larger lessons. Shortcut 28: Scrum Rollout Reckoning examines a selection of “macro” metrics focusing on ways to measure your organization’s evolving Scrum and agile abilities. Shortcut 29: Eyes on the Prize delves into the importance of self-organization for unleashing your team’s full potential. Finally, Shortcut 30: Shortcut to the Final Level shines the spotlight on three immensely powerful and fundamental words: transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

 

Shortcut 28: Scrum Rollout Reckoning

  • How Agile Are We?
  • Humans Love to Measure
  • Should We Continue?
  • Costs versus Benefits
  • Are We Getting Better?
  • Keep It Simple
  • Spread the Good Word

Shortcut 29: Eyes on the Prize

  • Explaining Self-Organization
  • Environments and Boundaries
  • The Infinite Role

Shortcut 30: Shortcut to the Final Level

  • Looking in the Mirror
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Experiment
  • Don’t Rest on Your Laurels
  • Exceeding Expectations

Final Wrap Up

When I set out on my Scrum journey, I was expecting it to change the way my teams worked for the better. I certainly didn’t expect it to change many of my underlying philosophies and the way I behave in general. However, that is exactly what has happened. Not only has Scrum made me a better colleague and leader, but I truly believe it has also made me a better person.

My goal is to help extend Scrum’s transformational qualities far outside the soft- ware environment, and I hope you are encouraged to join me.

Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you, and I wish you a safe and enjoyable trip as you embark on the next leg of your exciting Scrum journey.

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