The summer holidays are over. Fall is coming. Like the start of every new year, a good moment for new inspiration.
Recently, I went twice to the Boston area for a client of Xebia. I met there (I dislike the word “assessments"..) a number of experienced Scrum teams. They had an excellent understanding of Scrum, but were not able to convert this to an excellent performance. Actually, there were somewhat frustrated and their performance was slightly going down.
So, they were great teams, great team members, their agile processes were running smoothly, but still not a single winning team. Which left in my opinion only one option: a lack of Spirit. Spirit is the fertilizer of Scrum and actually every framework, methodology and innovation. But how to boost the spirit?