Day 11 of 100 If You Tell the Chicken and Pigs Story You Will Not Scale

May 6, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway
 
The Scrum Gathering starts in Las Vegas today where I am presenting a talk this afternoon.  Figured I should do a Scrum based lesson today.  I have been saying for years that the Chicken and Pigs story is counterproductive and is a symptom of an over-reaction to management.  I wrote a blog about this Is Chicken and Pigs Counter-Productive.  I decided to just point to the blog instead of re-writing it because I think it is interesting to see how Lean-Thinking and Lean-Management seven plus years ago lead to thinking that you are now seeing manifested in the Scrum community.  
While avoiding interruptions is critical, thinking that management is the cause of them all and we must protect ourselves from management is a short-term solution, a long term trap, and an attitude that will make it harder to learn good methods to include (and possibly transform) management. In the blog pointed to I ask the question if the "chicken and pigs" story was still being used.  I am happy to say that its use is significantly down 7 years later.  But it's important to eliminate it entirely.
 
Al Shalloway
CEO, Net Objectives
 

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Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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