My drive is to significantly improve the quality of lives globally by elevating the quality of thoughts individually…
…and communicate these for better team results
The main reason why everyone’s not using the simple framework of scrum and agile is not because the theory is so difficult, it is because it often requires the individual and the company to change it mindset. This is a lot more difficult than implementing a process as it links into the way the company is, and in essences the company IS its people.
Link the common phrase ‘Charity begins at home’ so does Company mindset begins with the individuals mindset’. Whether its bottom up from the Scrum Master or top down from the Agile Coach working as an effective agile team only comes when individual truly buy into the scrum values and agile principles
Here we will focus on how the mindset of You, Your Team and Your Company are interconnected.
A well built, and maintained, ship with a definite destination is a powerful foe.
Getting your own house in order is a good place to start? This way you are thinking straight, your life is organized, you have well defined goals, and you have the will to go after the things that are important to you.
I hear a lot of people say, ‘yep that would be nice …but how?’
The tough answer is that you must do it yourself; but I will give you several tools that can help you. As I write these, I will attempt to link them into agile and scrum way of thinking.
A good starting point is:
Ask how your own values compare to those of the scrum value. Do you feel a connection? If yes, lets go..
- Focus – the self discipline to stay doing tasks related to you goal
- Commitment – The Will and persistence to keep going, no matter what.
- Openness – share and lead a life of giving rather than one of taking
- Courage – willingness to speak up and rise above conformity if necessary
- Respect – treat everyone as if they are the most important person in the world
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