I still get amazed when someone prefers to write an email and while getting no answer chooses to write more emails referring to that same old shitty email no one obviously read. While doing that we can see or imagine flames getting out of his eyes and saliva like mad dogs.
Why choose f2f talks? We are sometimes working in the same company, sometimes even in the same building and floor, but no! lets keep on using mail, that’s why we pay a fee to microsoft! lets make good use of our money.
All of this remembers me when we were younger and got mad with our brothers or sisters, then we would write stupid sentences in tiny papers and push them under one’s bedroom.
Hell yeah! let’s keep on doing that. We don’t need to talk. Talk makes you thirst. And sometimes you need to repeat yourself until the other person gets it. With email you don’t. One can read it all over again and even if they don’t get the message, you don’t care! it’s written and you have your Sent Folder proving it!
Now I wonder if we hadn’t got mail..maybe we would use good old fax..or pigeons.
Our next generations will be born without mouth and ears..just fingers to type. And that my friend..will be your fault.
This is my first post on Scrum Master tips.
I decided to write tips and hints on stuff. At least I may be doing some good to the world by sharing my own experiences :)
Definition of done
Definition of done is one of the most hard things to get right in scrum.
Everyone understands definition of done, almost everyone has one, but unfortunately almost no one uses it to get a product out of the sprint, most of people pretend to use it.
DoD shapes the value out of a outcome.
So my tip for Scrum masters: never stop paying attention to DoD: Dod will make clear the meaning of each functionality to everyone. When PO and Teams define and understand DoD this means they both understand what’s valuable to customer and what will fulfill customer needs
Ken Schwaber & Jeff Sutherland wrote on Scrum Guide
“When someone describes something as done, everyone must understand what done means”
So, Scrum Master, don’t ever forget to ask everyone: How do you want your steak ? and then make sure they know what steak are.
Ps: I loved them rare, but that’s just me.