Small and safe experiments on a joke

Dancing and drinking people in club at night
Dancing and drinking people in club at night
Club Pifa in Nitra (Slovakia) — picture from Gunnar R. Fischer

Product Owner: Thanks for all being on time. Before we start, let’s agree on a common goal.

Manager: Well, I don’t know about you but I am ready to get completely wasted.

Scrum Master: Waste? That’s not good in the overall process! We try to minimize it.

Manager: (raises an eyebrow) What was the concept of a bar again?

Scrum Master: A bar is as good as any other place to hold a Sprint Retrospective! Why don’t we inspect our Definition of Done?

Manager: Well, my definition of “done” is simple: I am done when I have to take a taxi to get home. By the way, barkeeper, please call me a taxi for later! It must be here exactly three hours from now, it has a budget limit of 50 EUR, and it has to deliver me home safely. …

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Gunnar R. Fischer

Multilingual IT guy and Leader of the Chocolate Guild. I can answer fluently in English, German and Esperanto — you can also contact me in Dutch and Italian.

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