When you obsess over perfecting your Scrum, you will never deliver value.
Here’s a follow-up question to help you along: what does Scrum offer to ensure you deliver value?
Here are some more hints. Does Scrum provide answers to any of the following questions:
Let me spoil it for you: no. Scrum provides zero answers to any of these questions.
Perfect Scrum only ensures the following:
You’ve built a Product Increment that satisfies the Sprint Goal and meets the Definition of Done. The Sprint Goal is a step towards realizing your Product Goal and Product Vision.
As Paddy Corry has beautifully said, the done in the Definition of Done doesn’t mean done. It means ready for feedback.
The biggest obstacle to delivering value isn’t doing Scrum right. It’s crossing the value delivery chasm.
Scrum doesn’t ensure that what you’re doing is valuable and that’s by design. It’s a purposefully incomplete process framework after all.
Let’s talk less about Scrum and talk more about how we can deliver value better.
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