Alice performs her very first Sprint!

In this series, we are mapping the narrative of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Scrum. (go to the first episode)

This series is a part of Medium’s Mad Hatters Mashup Party. Medium and The Public Domains released Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. All images below are by Sir John Tenniel from the 1865 edition, via Wikimedia Commons.

We return to Alice, barely escaping her own pool of tears (previous episode).

It was high time to go, for the pool was getting quite crowded with the birds and animals that had fallen into it: there were a Duck and a Dodo, a Lory and an Eaglet, and several other curious creatures. …


Is your organization drowning in its own pool of tears?

Medium and The Public Domains released Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. All images below are by Sir John Tenniel from the 1865 edition, via Wikimedia Commons.

Now that we are Down the Rabbit Hole things are about to get:

‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); ‘now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!’

Alice scales rapidly

In this scene, Alice rapidly grows in order to reach the key to Wonderland. …


Mastering the art of storytelling

Tragedy is an art form that transcends the pessimism and nihilism of a fundamentally meaningless world. ― Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy

I’m passionate about agility and embrace it. I pursue its dream. But I must beware; in dreams loom mirage.

The Removal of Nuance

‘Agile’ is often defined as a ‘mindset’ which is developed by living a set of values and principles. Yet ‘mindset’ itself is a fickle concept. It’s hard to talk about this without taking into account psyche, personality, and identity. With Agility, many claim the aim is to move away from “think first, then do”.

About

Sjoerd Nijland

Scrum nerd (PSMIII, SPS, PSPOII, PSD, PSU), Agile geek (PAL), Serious Scrum founder

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