What is Scrum Values in Action?
Scrum Values in Action is a fun and easy icebreaker that can help your team get to know each other better and help them start to think about how the Scrum values apply to them.
The five Scrum Values are essential for creating an effective and productive team. It will help them work together better to achieve their goals. The values are:
Why use Scrum Values in Action?
This icebreaker is an excellent way of revisiting the Scrum Values and can act as a gentle reminder of the values themselves.
Importantly, discussing the Scrum Values is a helpful way to build a solid and cohesive team culture.
This helps a team stay focused on project goals and encourages continuous improvement.
Who Should Use Scrum Values in Action?
Scrum Values in Action is a great tool to kick off an agile retrospective. They are useful for Scrum Masters and their agile software development teams.
It can also be used by any group looking to start a conversation around team culture and values.
Scrum Values in Action Template
How to Run Scrum Values in Action
Start with a positive mindset. Welcome input and thank people for their response. Remind people that there are no wrong answers and that they should be able to share freely and without fear.
Explain what each of the values means. Then invite the group to think about behaviors that could reflect those values.
Using an online Icebreakers tool means that people can collaborate, see ideas in real-time, and can add comments.
Add behaviours or actions for each value
Ask people to explain their choices
Explain the reason for running the Scrum Values Icebreaker and explain each of the values.
Then, ask them to pick a value and think of actions or behaviours that they think best represent the value. This can be something that they have seen in the past, or would like to see in the future. E.g. Courage can be seen in being able to raise issues that could impact customer experience. Alternatively, you could ask them to think of behaviours that their team currently practice and to assign it to a value.
E.g. We tend to always start our meetings on time and ask that people are ready and prepared as a sign of respect.
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