We want all Scrum teams to become hyper-productive.
Well, so they can enjoy life and be satisfied. And feel like they accomplished something. So, in part, this requires that they reach hyperproductivity without working any extra hours.
Second, we assume that hyperproductivity also means much greater business value delivered. This of course will not always be the case. But it should be.
What level is considered hyperproductive? 5x-10x greater than average waterfall productivity. But we will settle for 5x-10x the teams initial baseline. Which is usually about what they are doing the 3rd sprint.
So all teams do this? No.
Can all teams do this? No. Although we expect all teams to try, and to make serious progress. Meaning: We expect each team to change its firms substantially.
Where do we start?
I think the first thing is: Is this Scrum team a real Team?
Far too often the answer is no.
They don’t think of themselves as a Team. They don’t work as a Team. And they don’t measure Team productivity.
So, we often have to start by convincing them they are a Team.
Lots of the work is talk. Repeating basic ideas about Teams. Sometimes we must remove non-team players. We must add Team metrics. We must ask managers and customers to view them as a Team. ...read more