The last sections, 9-10, are particularly important because we want to create a values-based culture. Scrum values anchor our culture, but we need to broaden our minds to include those of our company and our team. Honesty, for example, is essential to Scrum`s success, but it is not a fundamental value. I have not seen it often in the company`s valuables, but I have worked with many teams who want to explicitly include it in their employment contracts. As I wanted to do SM to facilitate the process, I coached her to create a list of questions for each value, to generate a discussion and to help teams decide on all the “rules” we should create to ensure that everyone respects that value. We didn`t care where the answers were placed as long as they were captured. The SM asked the questions and collected the answers, while the team voted on the points to be formalized in a working agreement. In this regard, the SM was able to summarize what was most appreciated by the collective team (see Table 2). So many people that I have to thank for the support they have given me during this trip, I would like to thank first of all the teams who have really been up to the task through this process. If they had not, I would not have been able to understand the power of employment contracts, and it is more about know-how than building words. I would especially like to thank Kelli Derum, the PO, for the team. I attacked her a few years later, and she was always so eager to help. I particularly enjoyed the discussions we had and the time she gave him when she had just had a baby! I also really appreciated the honest feedback she shared, which I recorded with minimal treatment.
Thank you especially to my wife, Deema, who encouraged me to apply. She has always been a source of strength for me and has helped me find the strength to continue if necessary! Thank you especially to my company and to my bosses who, although anonymously, are grateful to them for allowing me to share my story. Finally, and not least, I can not find the right words to thank my shepherdess Susan Burk for her precious support, her insight and above all for her flexibility. Susan has helped me several times to reinvent the approach and focus on what is most important. Thank you, shepherd, I couldn`t have done it without you! And that`s what I mean sincerely! Now that the team felt better familiar with each other, they were more able to communicate and exchange ideas to improve. Over the next iteration, more and more barriers arose as confidence improved. The team met several times to propose improvements. At that time, everyone was getting used to working together, and we were all thrilled because we felt like it was an opportunity for the team to reinvent itself. We now had to discuss how to change our work and communication styles, meeting schedules, etc., to accommodate most, if not all, of our teams. The idea of using scrum values to facilitate the idea has become our main concern. The team felt that the inclusion of Scrum`s values would help them perform.