1️⃣ Engagement & delivery balance ⚖️
Engagement or team health without delivery is just spiritual. 🙏
We can't forget one or the other.
And the whole of agile and Scrum in particular was a focus on delivery.📦
How do we deliver?
We all came to the software industry, nobody forced us to, we have a passion 💖, we have an excitment to build things that haven't been thought of yet.
And we finally live in an era, it's not like we can't build anything that's whether do we should build it.
And to do that we need to rapidly deliver and quickly pass to market.
2️⃣ Passion 💖
So we need to really make agile and scrum in particular more focused on delivery again.
How do we deliver to get feedback? How do we deliver to learn? How do we just deliver?
And from that, we want to work backwards, make sure people still have that passion and excitement.🤩
They fall in love with the products they're creating 🥰, they're falling in love with the increments😍 , they're falling in love with the customers they're serving😘.
The problems are solving and creating new markets that never existed.
That's where team happiness comes and you need ‼️ the delivery along the baseline on that.
3️⃣ DoD ☑️
So we need to remember the importance of the definition of Done.
We're not forcing the team to do Done, we're getting them to show their pride. 🏆
The definition of Done is their pride of craftmanship.🛠️
They're putting that definition of Done up to say: "𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑤𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑘 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒,
𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑒'𝑟𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐷𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑤𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑜𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑜."
And when they have that, they have that rigor to not only build more things but to build it in a better way that's more robust and more complete so they can test things sooner.
And if you notice what I've been talking about, it's getting things sooner.
But without delivery, you don't have nothing.💯
4️⃣ Delivery 📦
Without delivery, I don't think you can sustain happiness.
We all take pride in work well done.
We don't take pride in exercise this team-building alone.
All those are supplementary and nice but we take pride on what we do.
We don't go home and say 'Hey, we did a great team-building event where I fell and my teammates caught me'😄 everyday.
We get to go home and say I built this medical ⚕️ software that's giving vital data to the loved ones like a monitor of the people they love from around the world 🌍.
We're creating a new way for them to pay for things that they used to not be able to.
We're serving different areas that maybe didn't have things banking, and ways to monitor health.
And now technology and mobile 📱 devices are allowing us to have.
But the only way we have that outreach to change the world is to deliver.
We don't change ❌ the world by just pure happiness.
We change the world ✅ to be happy from delivering.
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