This is another version of the “UnScripted” blog entry on the site implementingscrum.com.
Today I’d actually like to post a question from one of my readers that I’d like to get feedback from you — the community — via answers in the comments of this blog. I’ll plan on doing a follow-up to this but as usual, I want to show the community we can all learn from each other…
I have an opinion. Of course!
I took your class last year and I am a CSM now. I have not had the chance to be Scrum Master on a project yet, but it is in the near future.
Currently I am on a project that has 2 week sprints and on a team of 8.
The question came up yesterday during our Retrospective that during out last sprint there were a lot of chickens on the scrum calls.
How do we handle this?
I know that if you don’t have any tasks to complete or you have completed your tasks you should be reporting yourself as “chicken”, but with stakeholders on the call everyday hearing 2 people report tasks and the rest of the team reporting “chicken” every day for almost 2 weeks…doesn’t that appear to the stakeholders that only 2 people are working?
IS there another way to still follow the Pig/Chicken rule without appearing to the stakeholders that there are a lot of people not working?
This was a discussion that was placed on the action item list due to too many conflicts between team members.
Have you seen this before?
How was it handled in other teams/projects?