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This is an exercise that has evolved over the years of me teaching the Certified ScrumMaster Workshop (by myself and with others).
First let me explain the “idea” behind this cartoon (smile).
I recently spent some time back down in Boca Raton to see my parents (and have my boys spend time with their grandparents); for those of you who have not heard of it, let’s just say its where a lot of people go to retire — what a place for me to grow up! My father told me about a new law passed in Florida — and I am not kidding — that says a dog can not be considered a “second passenger” for the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) Lane (where vehicles with 2 or more people can drive on the highway because it is “faster” in lots of traffic).
Aneeeeway…. this brought me to a funny conclusion of, “What if the dog was a seeing eye dog?”
See the humor in it?
OK. It is pretty weak and not intended to tick off any person who is blind. Really.
The point is (finally Mike!)…. sometimes on a team you will have people that do not have a clue of what is happening around them. They do not see things that have happened in the past.
This happens a lot of times when teams are either forming or add new people onto their existing Scrum Teams.
So one of the exercises I do in the Certified ScrumMaster Workshops is the following:
I will post the exercise tomorrow.
Before reading the post tomorrow — THINK about what this can mean to your team, organization, and enterprise!
More tomorrow on this.
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December 10, 2007