Picture this. You are a good batsman. You play well in the nets. However, that’s not the end of it. You only learn the rules and certain tricks in the nets and its just the beginning to becoming a good player. You get most satisfaction and learn a great deal by actually playing in the field. No amount of net practice can replace the learning that you get from a game.
When I joined GE in 2003, I was upset by the fact that I was supposed to get certified as Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 6 months. I hated the whole data collection and analysis exercise when I could fix the issue with couple of lines of code. However, going through the certification process helped me learn how to look at a problem beyond its surface. Everything that I had unlearned about working with customers and focusing on delivering value as a primary to developing software came back on top of my head. In the next five years I spent at GE, I never forgot look at every stream of activity as a value stream to maximize the value and eliminate waste. So I realized that certification is just the first step towards playing the actual game, which is more fun. That’s exactly what I preached as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the later years at GE.
Scrum is a simple framework which helps teams to become kids again. Let’s see how kids learn as they grow up:
- Take small steps, experience and learn what to do and what not.
- Interact with other kids, learn by observing
- Argue and fight with their friends for something but still be friends.
- Have fun as you learn and pay more attention to visual aids.
So we are adults, we need Scrum to have fun. Unfortunately, some use CSM and CSPO for just the resume and not really practice Scrum. So this community is for the people who want to play after the net practice and have fun. The idea is to find fun ways to help the people who are just content with the net practice to come out and play in the field. So everybody who shares this goal is free to join.
Lets Play!Satisha K VenkataramaiahAgile Coach.LinkedIn Profile