In my daily life as a Scrum Master, I witness many crazy situations. I want to share my discoveries via this comic series featuring Koos Coach, the silly Scrum Master struggling to understand and master Scrum.
There might be urgent changes popping up during the Sprint. How do we deal with them?
How does your team handle mid-sprint changes?
- Do you add them to the Sprint and work harder? (What does that mean for the planning you did?)
- Do you refuse to take them in, like Wolmoed suggests? (What does that do to our flexibility?)
- Do you work with the PO to estimate the new items and see which items in the Sprint can be replaced? (And possibly also investigate in the retrospective what made these items emerge!)
Things to think about:
- What do you think of this interpretation of self-organization?
- What behavior do you observe from Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Team members, management (and maybe yourself) that hinders self-organization?