Last Thursday evening, I gave a presentation entitled ‘Using business process modelling for creating a definition of ready and definition of done’ at the second Lean Agile Dundee meet-up at SolarWinds.
“Scrum has its roots in Japanese thought and practice”, Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, tells us in his book Scrum: the art of doing twice the work in half the time (Random House, 2014), p.38.
One of the ideas that Scrum has drawn on is the Japanese martial art concept of shu ha ri (or shuhari) which outlines three stages of learning towards mastery.
Over the last few years, I have found this a really useful model to bear in mind when working with teams as they embrace and grow towards agility.
Having attended a few Lean Agile Edinburgh events (the next one being next week at the Skyscanner offices), I was excited to learn there was a similar event starting in Dundee which is significantly closer for me.