What’s your MyScrum?

Instead of using Scrum, maybe we should use MyScrum. It’s like Scrum, with the stuff added that you think will super charge your MyScrum.

This is my MyScrum:

  • I want to measure velocity every week
  • I want to demostrate the product with a cadence that makes sure users show up to the demo
  • I don’t want to have story point estimates, I want to have story point budgets
  • I want the product owner, not the team, to own the budget/estimate (but they team may veto)
  • I don’t want commitments or forecasts from the team, I want measured historical progress
  • I want to plan per story, not per sprint
  • I want the developers who will develop a story to follow it (or pass the baton to other developers) from detailing to deployment.

What does your MyScrum look like?

About Johannes Brodwall

Johannes is Principal Software Engineer in SopraSteria. In his spare time he likes to coach teams and developers on better coding, collaboration, planning and product understanding.
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  • Ilja Preuss

    My Scrum,

    * is not MyScrum, but OurScrum, because it’s the whole team’s process, not mine
    * is defined by what we actually agree to do, not what we want,
    * changes every Sprint, as we decide on new experiments to try to adapt to new situations, based on our inspection and guided by the Scrum Values and the Agile Manifesto,
    * will look very much like “Scrum from the book” at the beginning (Shu), with lots of adaptations later (Ha), up to a point where you might not even be able to identify it as Scrum any more – and I won’t care (Ri)

  • Kjersti Berg

    Hi! 

    What do you mean when you say: “I don’t want to have story point estimates, I want to have story point budgets”? 

  • Very good question, Kjersti. I’m planning on writing a blog post about this, but for now: If you ask me “I want to be able to register attendees for my conference. I can pay you for two days, can you do it?”, I can say “yes”, and I’ll have some expectations in mind.
    If you say “I want to be able to register attendees for my conference. I can pay you for two months, can you do it?” I can say “yes”, and I’ll have very different expectations in mind.

    The most important information to determine what solution is the correct one, is the customer’s expectation of what to pay.