It’s been 1 month since I started the new job. In the spirit of Improve your scrum implementation in one week, I thought I’d reflect on what I think I have achieved in my first month. Did I take any of my own advice? Read on to find out :)
I didn’t do much in week one, except observe. I was very conscious of coming in as the new broom and changing everything. I was aware I might throw out some of the good stuff they already had in place if I did. I wanted to first understand what they had, and only then make changes.
I spent some time chatting to a few people one on one to get their point of view on things. I tried very hard (and wasn’t always successful) not to share my opinions too early. I didn’t want to influence what I was observing. I did make lots of notes and lists. I noted down all the things I though could be potential improvements. I knew that I wouldn’t implement everything immediately, and that after a while I would lose that fresh perspective I had in week one. So I made an idea backlog, and jotted down anything I though might be a good idea. Read more