Giving the Team a Chance at WebNewSite by Ken Schwaber

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Giving the Team a Chance at WebNewSite

Scrum, combined with Extreme Programming, includes productivity-enhancing practices that increase Team productivity by orders of magnitude. One practice that slowly and then exponentially adds productivity to the Team is its commitment to its work and the team members’ commitments to each other. A Team says that it will do something, and it does whatever it can to do so. Team members commit to each other that they will do something, and they help each other out whenever necessary. Early on, someone told me that he had been afraid that Scrum would promote heroics; once he experienced Scrum, however, he realized that the heroics fostered were Team heroics. Let’s see what happens to a Scrum Team when a commitment ...

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