I recently listened to Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland’s Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half the Time. A few of my favorite quotes have been posted on Instagram.
This system is best described as “deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores.”
Like any leadership or business resource that have gone before it, I am often a bit skeptical that the author(s) are over-promising or over-selling their strategy. Not that this book doesn’t offer insights that would instantly bring health and effectiveness, but to say that this is the gospel that we have been waiting for sounds a bit haughty. A part of my trepidation might be because there is so much in this small book that take in. So much!
Pick up a copy and let me know what you think.