As I sat in yet another management meeting today getting ready to provide a status update… I kept thinking about my status update.. I was thinking how can i deliver the same message yet again. Sorry the dog ate my homework… We didn’t have enough time.. Resource constraints.. Blah blah blah blah..
So I decided to make a hard left instead… A leanleff 😉 I started to talk about how yet again the teams failed to deliver the points they had committed to deliver. So of course the swirl started. I affectionally call this blamestorming.. So I began to redirect.. I posed this question to the Management team.. Are we delivering points or solutions? The teams have actually been able to deliver these 3 features so does that make the points less or more valuable? I had a bunch of puzzled looks… But it did alter the conversation.