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.
- 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).
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Updated : 21/08/2021