Scrum team of leaders

When I first became managers’ manager I had a dream of a Scrum team of leaders. The basic reasons for this was the same as for any Scrum team. Especially to make the team less vulnerable by giving all the same information at the same point in time (morning meetings) and being able to pick each other’s tasks. The management above us should get used to that anyone of us could show up at their meetings and that it didn’t matter, since all of us had the same information anyway. If one of us were ill or on vacation we didn’t have to find a stand in. Someone else would pick “my” tasks. They were on the board and all of us understood what they meant. Some of the tasks weren’t for anyone, like the salary talks. But we tried to make all tasks pick able for all of us. So, first I picked my new managers. Having the needed culture from the start made things easier. I made sure they had a servant leadership style and they should always represent their group’s opinions and needs. Having the needed culture from the start made things easier. Ceremonies Once a month we did a planning session. We then had a retrospective of how it went, if we were satisfied with the progress we made. We also revisited the targets, reprioritized them and decided on the next steps. We of course identified next steps every morning by the board too, but sometimes it can be good to rise the perspective and plan a little bit. We also identified what stopped us....

It’s nice to win. Not because it’s important but because it’s fun.

I’m sitting here struggling with my first blog post. I want this blog to be about real things, things that actually have happened. One issue is that I probably don’t want the people I write about to recognize themselves. Since I’m a consultant that could mean short contracts for me. 😉 So, I will probably add or remove stuff to change reality a little bit. In a sense I will lie, but that is only to protect the people I write about. So you’ll have to excuse me in advance. What should be the first thing I write about? Should I start with the things that is closest to my heart; leadership, lean and agile stuff? Or just funny incidents at work? I think I know. I start with my personal thoughts on attitude to work. This was part of my speech on my last day at Ongame (Amaya gaming nowadays). I had struggled a bit of what to say. This was what I came up with. Actually, the attitude at Ongame was so much better than any other attitude I had met before, but still, this was what I said: It all started with my husband who was annoyed when I kept on saying “we” when I talked about my company. He thought there are no “we”. You must understand that there is no one at that company that would do anything for you if they wouldn’t gain from it. So don’t talk about your company as if they are your family, because they won’t be there when you need them. Well, in a way he might be...