Week 6: Scrum: Part 3

The end of the book focuses on improvement and prioritization.  The goal is to never stop getting better and stay focused on creating measurable value.

Copy and paste the most interesting five questions below into a new blog post (at least two from chapters 7 and 8).  As you read the last three chapters, write your response to each question below the question.  At the bottom of the post, summarize what you learned.  Tag the post with "SC3".  During the commenting days, write a comment on two other people's posts.

  • Chapter 7: What PURSUITS brought you the most happiness in your life?  Why?
  • Chapter 7: How should the sprint retrospective work?  What questions should you ask?  Who should participate?  What should you do with the result?
  • Chapter 7: How does our team do a good job of supporting autonomy, mastery, and purpose for each person?  Where does it fall short?
  • Chapter 7: How does our team do a good job of being transparent?  Where is it opaque and unclear in its workings?  Be honest.
  • Chapter 7: Sutherland talks about the importance of measuring velocity every sprint (even though it can be tedious at times).  How does know velocity affect a sense of growth?  Why is it needed to identify the "happy bubble"?
  • Chapter 8: Sutherland and others say that authority and leadership should have nothing to do with each other.  Do you believe this is true?  Explain with a concrete example from your own experience.
  • Chapter 8: A product owner needs to be knowledgeable about the domain, empowered to make decisions, available to the team, and accountable for value.  What specifically are we looking for in a product owner for a FRC team?  Do we need more than one?
  • Chapter 8: "Prioritizing everything is prioritizing nothing."  What do you think are the five highest priority items for our FRC team?  Put them in order 1-5.
  • Chapter 8: What does a minimum viable product (MVP) robot look like?  Who are the customers of our robot during the competition season?  Does the customer change in the post-season?
  • Chapter 8: The example of the security company prioritizing the lens prototype was a great example of minimizing technical risk.  What decisions should we have prioritized in recent seasons to minimize technical risk?
  • Chapter 9: Summarize one story from Chapter 9 and explain why it gets you excited about using a proper implementation of scrum with our FRC team.
  • End with a summary of what you learned.

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