Roughly translated as ‘every country has the
government it deserves’ - I am getting used to the idea that this may be
truer than even Joseph de Maistre may have meant.
I don’t just mean that all our politicians are power-hungry
narcissists (something I might not deny), but I mean that humans have,
throughout the ages, had leaders that have been created by their
followers. The leaders that floated up, simply had properties that made
them buoyant in the social climate that they were in.
Usually this quote is used to complain about the corrupt nature of
democracy, but that is actually not what I mean. I mean it more as an emergent property of the masses, that leaders emerge simply because of certain properties (or perhaps lack thereof like ‘Captain Me’).
Perhaps this clip by ‘CrazyRussianHacker’ can explain what I mean.
Yesterday I attended Scrum Day Europe, which had the theme 'Scaling Scrum'. Perhaps predictably, the only one to consider the case: 'natural growth' was Gunther Verheyen. Everyone who spoke after him was actually talking about how to impose/implement Scrum when you already have lots of people.
Startups have the luxury that they can think about scaling before having to do it and can make/choose a framework that they can settle- as opposed to get-crammed-into.
I've written a blog post on our company blog about 'Scrum Studio' - a developing idea about how to re-think your teamwork to be simple, end-to-end and with ways to adopt it. In short: my take on the missing bits of Scrum. A special shoutout to Gunther Verheyen and the rest of the Scrum Caretakers - as well as the fantastic members of Studio 800 and Team Oranje at Mirabeau.