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Badass Unscripted - Storming Blockers

December 19, 2018

You can’t just raise blockers and let them sit there.  Makes sense right?  But how often do we let impediments linger for days, weeks, months?

Or raise a critical performance issue in retrospective, and then do exactly nothing about it?

Scrum dictates that we must raise blockers and ‘do betters’, but doesn’t teach us how to aggressively - even ruthlessly - attack them. You need to teach teams had a storm around a problem

  • Write for the wastebasket.

  • Set a time limit.

  • Let people flock to the problems that matter to them.

  • Don't solve the entire problem… Come up with 3 to 5 next steps that will move you closer to solution.

  • Be willing to fail.