Empiricism is built by 3 pillars, Transparency, Inspection and Adaption. People used to talk about how to inspect and adapt, but did not stress on transparency. It likes you can't stand on the three-legged table while it lost one leg.
Transparency is important! No transparency, no data. How do we inspect and adapt? How do we have continuous improvement? It like walking in the darkness.
"Scrum is easy to understand but difficult to master."
Yes! It likes when you play chess, the rule is easy to understand but difficult to win. It needs practice again and again to be master. When I hold a Scrum class, I got the same problem with how can I help my trainees become Professional Scrum Master, not how to help them understand Scrum but also practice as well.
I spent my time to research about Simulation Scrum Games. There are some games like Lego4 Scrum, Scrum Card... but they were not what I'm looking for. I need a game helps my trainees to practice Scrum likes the real situation. They need to face with something happens in real Scrum team everyday and whereby, they can improve and know how to handle this situation.
In December 2018, ScrumViet holds a Workshop with very unique idea: “Simulation game to build an auto driven car with Scrum in 30 minutes”.
During our workshop, we introduced to participants about Agile, especially how to apply Scrum framework.
Through this interesting game to simulate an auto car from Lego, participants experienced a lot of practical situations with 5 Scrum Events based on 3 Scrum Artifacts and Definition of Done.
The simulation game not only supported the participants to get an overview about how to apply Scrum to build a “working product”, but also gained the experiences of Scrum team to face and deal with issues could happen in reality.
Let’s enjoy our amazing moment with ScrumViet family and looking forward to our next Workshop!
Definition of Value
Human always follows and find Happiness. Although it's very difficult to find, everybody has different happiness. Some people think money is happiness or a happy family, others think happiness is the peace of the soul (like a monk)... So we can say "what makes people happy is value for them".
The company is the same. Of course, every company has an ultimate purpose is revenue (except you are running a non-profit company). So, values of them are making the customer happy, good culture, good processes. over that values is assumed to have more money or save more money.
Imaging about After 8 hours of training, Participants left the room, as a trainer how many percents of knowledge you think trainees took? How can they apply a piece of knowledge to their real work and transform it into an experience?
To master a skill. Learners need to keep doing repeatedly or practice again and again until they perform it well. Like Shu Ha Ri, to reach to Ha or Ri level, you need to go through Shu level - It means "repeat" and "Practice makes perfect".
Did you feel tired with your Scrum Board which has over 20 columns and the flow is too complicated? If yes! It's the right time for you to look back and remove the complexity. The reason we apply Scrum is dealing with complexity, not making it bigger!
From my old post about "Definition of Workflow", some people asked me to write more detail about "how to build a workflow" and "how to apply it" to maximize the value of a team.