22 April 2024

The Scrum framework : Inspect and Adapt

The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated accountabilities, artifacts, events and rules as defined in the Scrum Guide.

Inspect and Adapt

  • Scrum “Inspect and Adapt” is a straightforward concept to comprehend, but the hardest to properly implement and master.

Inspect and Adapt purpose

  • Companies have finally confirmed that none of their project managers can fully foresee the big picture of complex systems.
    • They were unable to do reliable end-to-end planning.
    • It was evident for them that they needed to try something different.

Lean movement

  • Together with lean manufacturing (also known as lean movement), companies needed to develop a process to empower them strategically.
    • They needed a standard operating procedure to help them learn and fix their courses of action while they’re running their projects and even operations.
    • That was the birth of Toyota Improvement Kata, which we today call “Inspect and Adapt” while we talk about scrum software development and delivery framework.

Scrum “Inspect and Adapt” practice

  • Step 1 : Inspect
    • We do our best to grasp the current status of the project with our current level of knowhow and understanding about it.
  • Step 2 : Adapt
    • We define a direction and vision about the next steps of our project and then strategize and execute our vision.
  • Step 3 : Learn
    • We carefully observe, learn, and teach each other while we do so.
    • We continuously log what works and what doesn’t work while we do our work.
  • Step 4 : Restart
    • Start over from Step 1 again.
  • Note that those four steps described above are analog, but not limited to the following Scrum rituals (Scrum Events).

More informations for the Scrum PSD certification here.

Updated : 21/08/2021

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