Scrum @ work

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Spotkania Scrumowe

Podstawy Scrum

Gra o motywację zespołu – materiały do warsztatu

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Zapraszam do lektury 78 numeru Magazynu Programista.

Przedstawiam w nim scenariusz warsztatu, który pomoże wam odkryć co wpływa na motywację waszego zespołu, i jak możecie zacząć nad nią pracować.

Moje  archiwalne artykuły znajdziecie tutaj.

http://blog.jackfruit.ooo/who-am-i/

 

Poniżej krótkie podsumowanie najważniejszych kroków warsztatu „Gra o motywację zespołu” opisanego we wspomnianym numerze oraz materiały graficzne którymi możecie posłużyć się grając w swoich zespołach.

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Hey! Let’s stop having a…

I’ve recently been asked a few times:

„If you had to remove one formal event from Scrum what would that be?”

Well, it all depends on the organization and the Scrum team….

 

Are you familiar with Shuhari?

 

Shuhari roughly translates to „to keep, to fall, to break away”.

  • shu (守) „protect”, „obey”—traditional wisdom—learning fundamentals, techniques, heuristics, proverbs
  • ha (破) „detach”, „digress”—breaking with tradition—detachment from the illusions of self
  • ri (離) „leave”, „separate”—transcendence—there are no techniques or proverbs, all moves are natural, becoming one with spirit alone without clinging to forms; transcending the physical

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuhari>

 

Well, Scrum is a framework. It is a set of the values, pillars, and rules that can help your team to develop software that your clients need, in quality that they’d accept, much quicker. But when your team achieves their „shu” and will move to „ha”…  Then it will start to experiment a bit.

From my experience „not having a…” for some period of time is a normal stage of the team development.

 

„Let’s not have a Daily Standup!”

I’ve been there with one of my teams 🙂

I thought back then, that we need to plan our work and keep an attention – daily – on our team progress but they… didn’t. So we’ve tried!

For some time we didn’t synchronize at all, but the team soon realize that when PO came to them and asked if everything is OK no one knew what to answer him…

So we figured out that what they hated about Daily was – that it is a STANDUP meeting at the same time each morning (no-one likes to get up early…) so we’ve tried a Daily-breakfasts instead. And at the beginning, it went well. We remembered that we should use this time not only to bond and make fun of each other but also for plan what we aim to do today that will help us to achieve a sprint goal.  With some time team noticed that not everyone have the same motivation to achieve what he planned yesterday during a friendly conversation in the kitchen… So we decided to have additional synchronization at the end of the working day to check if we managed to achieve what we’ve planned. And that went for a while… Morning breakfast with planning and afternoon synchronization with checking if the plan was achieved.

And after a few sprints of those experiments… guess what… The team decided to have a daily 🙂

Normal Daily Stand-up each morning after all. Obligatory for everyone, so those less motivated had to be there and felt pressure to tell what they were working on,  we were standing in the circle and listening carefully each other so no – „I’ll do the same what I’ve been doing yesterday”- went not noticed. We could apply our rule- if you got stuck for all day someone will join-and help you.

It took us some time to figure out but at the end of the day (or rather a month) we got back to the old good guideline that Scrum Guide gave us. Only this time we did our Daily Stand-up not because „some 19-pages leaflet” made us to, but because we wanted to, and we all understood that this is exactly what we need!

 

 

Undercovered supportive agents?

anonymzoo

I was wondering, when I’ve met guys from @anonym_zoo at  @TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, why? Where are you got that idea from? Who would need that?
And now I know…
Under my own nose, one of my colleagues was frustrated that much about something, that he decided to share that on FB XD
I guess that anyone need to express its negative emotions from time to time, and what anonymzoo tries to do, is to build community of positive, supportive people that will help to brave out bad moments.
I had similar objective but I’ve decided that you would address that via network of your closest friends in www.moody.jackfruit.ooo
It is quite unique initiative, actually, trying to build anonymous community of people who will stand with others 🙂 Hope guys you’ll succeed, and who knows maybe we should combine our forces to make the world a better place? 😉

Check out what was #MadeInWroclaw

Today we had an opportunity to meet some of our Made in Wrocław Startups.

We saw a few initiatives (like https://rezerwujsport.pl/) from a great project which make our city smarter 😉

 

We met a few young inventors and entrepreneurs with their projects started at Politechnika Wrocławska

 

It’s great to see that many resourceful people in Wrocław.

#TCDisrupt

Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 has gone to an end, but I can still feel the positive atmosphere !

It’s hard to describe all the vibes and all the energy of all those start-ups gathered under one roof!

For those young entrepreneurs who consider whether or not it’s worth attending such events – YES,IT IS, for sure.

First of all, gather some ideas.

It’s a great opportunity to check out what are other start-ups working on right now. Try to talk to as many of them as you can! They are all very open and will tell you all about their ideas and how things are going for them right now. You both benefit from those talks! These people love what they do and they want to turn you into an ambassador of their ideas 🙂 Let them do so! Like I did! Let me introduce a few of them to you:

#BeeVeryCreative

Meet @Aurora Baptista and her absolutely beautiful 3d printer! Look at it! It looks like well designed modern coffee machine! I loved it!

And as I’ve learned, you can use various types of materials; some mixed with 30% of wood, some mixed with metals so your printed gadgets and prototypes can be beautiful and tough.

 

 

As #BeeVeryCreative offers you extended warrantyyou can now keep it in your #KeepWarranty app! Created by another start-up from the alley 🙂 Best wishes in your project @Maria Joao Seabra

Second Learn.

Don’t hesitate to ask!

Learn from them! Gather the ideas and ask about their mistakes! Ask about their strategy! Listen to some advice about founding.

Techcrunch was a great opportunity to learn more about bitcoins and hear from the start-ups how to prepare white-paper if you want to go with ICO, instead of finding your Angel, or cooperate with a VC. Find out about their ideas for advertising! They are all willing to help you to start 🙂

I was collecting those marketing tips for myself. A bunch of them was about social media marketing, so don’t spare your likes!

  

Third – The energy

If you are just starting, you may still have some doubts about the usefulness of your great solutions; observe them how they are selling themselves! Positive energy and self-confidence are crucial to your success.

 

Fourth – Practice!

You will be asked quite frequently „And you, why are you here?”. This is your chance to practise your elevator pitch! Techcrunch disrupt is not the kind of event where you just pop-in for a sec just because you were crossing byIf you’re there, that means that you have a goal, and depending what that goal is, you have several options:

  • If you are a student and just gather information or seek an inspiration for your master’s thesis, talk about that and ask for advice! (Shuang, Mi, Louis let me know how techcrunch turned out for you! Best wishes!)
  • If you have an idea, but you’re not sure how to start, talk about it! Try to convince anyone you can, that your solution is going to change the world and observe how your story evolves!
  • If you have a product, use the opportunity to advertise it! Even if it’s not your target group, try to „sell it” and ask for comments and feedback, but don’t forget to give some from yourself! Start-ups from the alley want to improve their products also, so if you have any useful idea on how to help them, share it. If you know other companies with similar solutions give them the names, they should know who their competitors are.

And a tip from me, prepare yourself a catchy t-shirt, advertising your product 😉 It’s easier to start a conversation.

 

P.S.

Give me some time to arrange business cards and I will try to introduce to you more start-ups from the alley!

 

Show how Moody you are!

Now sharing your Mood with your friends is easier than ever!

Moody is a social app which allows you to observe changing moods within your friends! In the blink of an eye you will notice if your friends are sad. React! Reach out to them with something funny and you will see how your Home-screen environment will change!

 

What is all about?

Moody allows you to gather people that you care about in one place and be up to date with their feelings.

If your contacts start to feel sad or angry your Moody-wearher map will change!  Monitor your Home Screen!

Why would I need that? I have a dozen social apps with hundreds of contacts!

Well… that’s the case!

How many „firends” do you have on FB? On linked-in? Those are great apps but will you really inform ALL your 600 „friends” that you „can’t spend one more minute in your job”, you’re „totally crashed after a brake-up” or that you’re just „feeling depressed because of the weather”?

No…

You have your boss in your contacts, your ex-partners, all your coleagues from work and all of those people that you have graduated with but you can’t remember their names!

Moody is designed to small groups. Invite only those people that you care about! And be honest, they are here for you!