Sep 12, 2023Liked by Maarten Dalmijn

Nice analogy 🙂 An interesting questions would be why we don’t talk about what the hamster needs, in order to thrive, before we sell it, and whether the potential owner is prepared to make investments needed

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Scrum definitely exposes multiple organizational dysfunctions.

Most orgs respond by, as you beautifully illustrate, doing away with the aspects of Scrum that are “inconvenient.”

The basics of success remain the same:

- Small, cross-functional teams with all the skills necessary

- Working off emergent backlogs

- To produce increments of working, tested software every iteration

Great stuff, Maarten!

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Maybe we should invent a new pet - we could call it “goldfish” 🥹

Well written Maarten! 👍🏻

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