Tony had the weekend off (his wife / Product Owner took off with some friends) and my son Dominic was very psyched about doing a drawing this week for all of you.
As usual, I gave him a topic and this is his rendition. This comic strip will be given to you over the next three days, in black and white, with no text.
A few reasons… first…. Dominic was horribly sick this weekend and his daddy (me) is on the road a bit right now. He did an awesome drawing of the series on paper and I was able to bring it with me on the trip for the week. Using the iPhone camera, I took separate pictures of each of the three parts of this comic strip.
Is it perfect? Well… the drawings are. Dominic rocks. The pictures quality (or lower than I expected) is from me; I accept responsibility for that part. They are not optimized for speed of loading, so I also apologize for any “slower” than normal load times.
Is it good enough?
I think so. And that is the reason I wanted to actually use what Dominic and I produced for the week.
I think and hope you will get the message over the next three postings.
Remember. Agile and Scrum concentrates on delivering potentially shippable software.
It is something you and your team can build on.
Not do the same mistakes again.
In this first segment, think back to when you were a kid. Yes, I know for some of us this may have been a loooong time ago. But think — and also start thinking of why I am trying to bring a child’s perspective into this series every once in a while.
The Chicken is looking into the mirror — the magic mirror — and asks that question which always gets asked in the story books.
Paraphrasing, it goes something like this: “Mirror Mirror on the wall…. Who is the fairest of them all?”
The majority of times a Chicken never wants to hear the truth.
The “monsters” that get in the way are usually huge.
And, the Pigs and everyone else on the team knows that this is true.
So part of the whole thing with Scrum is to talk about Transparency.
The Chicken tonight at the end of the first panel looks into the mirror.
The Chicken does not like what it see’s in the mirror.
More on this tomorrow.
Hang in there with me… and you may be shocked what we each learn.
I have looked long and hard into some of these mirrors.
Recently, in fact.
Sometimes it is easy to get lost in those mirrors. A fun and scary place to be all at once.
You need to get out.
Gotta run!.Please send comments, questions, criticisms, ideas, or whatever here.
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February 25, 2008