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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

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Conclusions

When Service1st started using Scrum, the organization consisted of individuals working on their assigned tasks in isolated workspaces. A friend of mine, thinking about the idea of collocated Team work areas, remarked that when he was a child and had been bad, his parents put him in a corner. He had to face away from everyone and be in isolation. He couldn’t help but notice the parallel between this punishment for being bad and what we do to our most valuable assets, our employees.

When people are asked to achieve the possible, they will often try. When people are asked to try to do a little more than the possible, they will continue to try if they aren’t punished for not achieving everything. When people are given all the help they ...

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