Book Club Preview Questions

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We are so excited for our Book Club video chat on July 17th when we are discussing Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

 

We still have a few seats left for this free video chat (you can register here). You can download the book via Audible here or order the book via Amazon here.

 

I wanted to share the discussion questions for the Book Club discussion with you in advance:

 

  1. “Pull the right lever.” Why do you think that Scrum emphasizes focusing on improving team performance as opposed to individual performance? What is one step you can see your organization making to move forward with an emphasis on team performance?

 

  1. What does the quote “Be known for what you do, not how you are referred to.” from the book bring to mind for you?

 

  1. Jeff Sutherland argues that “multitasking makes you stupid.” Do you agree? Disagree? Why?

 

  1. “Heroic efforts should be viewed as a failure of a plan.” What situations have you found yourself in where heroics were rewarded or highlighted as a positive? How could the situation be approached differently? How can you avoid that situation in your current role/organization?

 

  1. What do you think is the biggest benefit you would experience if you started to make your work visible? What challenges do you think making your work visible would create? 

 

  1. How have you seen the theory of the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) Loop applied in your workplace before? How could you apply it in your current setting?

 

  1. Have you focused on happiness versus performance as a metric in your workplace before? What do you think you need to do to have this mindset adopted in your current setting? What is one thing you can do to improve your team’s happiness in the next two weeks?

 

Looking forward to discussing the book with you on July 17th!