This week is a bit different than the usual…. whatever that may be (smile).
Last night I posted the first of three comic strips by a guest artist (my son Dominic). You can view that here if you have not already seen it. Please remember that our awesome guest artist is turning eight very soon — and drawing is one of his passions.
In the first part of this series, the Chicken looked into the mirror and saw a monster.
Something that the Chicken may or may not have wanted to face.
The question was asked. You know… “Mirror, Mirror, on the wall….”
The mirror answered.
In this part of the cartoon (number 2 of 3), you will notice that the monster is out and attacking the Chicken with full force.
What does this mean in the real world?
One interpretation may be that the monsters — let’s possibly call them stakeholders — sometimes are not on the same page as the other Chickens in expectations. And, when it is time to do a Sprint Review, the Chickens may have to face some very difficult questions.
Like, “Who is your Product Owner?”
Like, “What the heck do you think you are doing?”
Like, “Wow. This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen in my entire career since I coded in COBOL in 1963 [expecting emails LOL].”
That last one would be a good monster for those that are paying any attention.
This happens in reality.
At some point, Chickens (and the other roles including ScrumMaster and Product Owner) will have to face down some big monsters.
Possibly, this is because the team has asked them to clear some impediments.
And some impediments are really stinky.
Someone else on the the team can stand up and help defeat a bad monster for the team. Together.
As a team.
We will cover that topic tomorrow night.
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