In 2016, five Scrum Valueshave been added to the Scrum Guide: courage, focus, openness, respect and commitment.
Crucial to create trust, the Scrum Values are the lifeblood of Scrum and the foundation for the transparency so much needed if you want to inspect and adapt efficiently in an empirical process.
The first time I read about the Scrum Values, I remember being skeptical of their concrete purpose in a working environment. Then, I started to read more about them, applying these values to my own behavior and starting to see how these five Scrum values helped me maintain my professional integrity.
The next step, obvious to me, was to think about how to use these values to make others understand what I had understood myself. That's how I started experimenting with a workshop, with different clients and in different countries, that I share here.
Steps for facilitating a Scrum Values Workshop (1 hour):
1 - Facilitator - Set the context (5 minutes)
2 - Small Groups - Explore the Scrum Values (5 minutes)
3 - All - Share your findings (3 minutes per group)
4 - Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for focus, openness, respect and engagement (total 32 minutes)
5 - Workshop Take Away (10 minutes)
Take the time to wrap up the workshop by collecting people general impressions and let them interact. Possibly share your own experience as a facilitator. It’s now time to share examples related to Scrum. Be ready and give them a heads up.
What I learned from past workshops.
Scrum values are a great way to create a climate of trust between people and, as a result, a working environment in which people's mindsets and behaviors are adapted to solve problems. complex by experimenting with bold and innovative solutions!
Try out the workshop, I’ll be happy to know how it went!