Firing your Scrum Team

This post is in addition to core Scrum, and is my opinion on how to help boot up Scrum in a company as an Agile business process trainer, consultant, and coach:

Fire your Product Owner if, in 2 months, they have not doubled Net Present Value per point, abbreviated as NPV/point. Each week, ask them to show you the current NPV/point. If they are not able to or it is not increasing, ask them for their top actionable impediment and bulldoze it for them. In this way, they have 8 tries with your assistance, if their team runs 1 week sprints. Providing profit sharing bonuses to PO’s based on NPV/point acceleration directly incents Scrum.

Fire your Scrum Master if, in 2 months, they have not doubled team velocity per sprint while maintaining or increasing NPV/point. Each week, ask them to show you the current velocity and it’s acceleration from Sprint 1. If they are not able to or it is not increasing, ask them for their top actionable impediment and bulldoze it for them. In this way, they have 8 tries with your assistance, if their team runs 1 week sprints. Providing profit sharing bonuses to SM’s based on acceleration directly incents Scrum.

Fire your Development Team if, in 2 months, they have not doubled the quality of done work. Each week, ask the team Scrum Master to show you the current quality metric and it’s change from Sprint 1. If the SM is not able to or it is not increasing, ask the SM for their top actionable impediment and bulldoze it for them. In this way, they have 8 tries with your assistance, if they run 1 week sprints. Providing all members of the development team with an equal split profit sharing bonus based on improving quality directly incents Scrum.

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