Last month I had the pleasure to speak on “5 easy ways to get started with Scrum at home” with my 11-year-son at the Global Scrum Gathering in San Diego.
During my session, I had the pleasure of meeting two new Scrum at home advocates – Agile Dad and Agile Family Guy.
It was exciting to learn that there are many families finding value in using Scrum outside of the workplace. While my approach tends to focus more around Scrum values and collaborative parenting, there are so many different ways to approach Scrum at home.
I heard stories about using online tools for the whole family to collaborate on tasks, as well as using Scrum for homeschooling a large family. It was invigorating to learn that agile parenting is not only being driven by moms, but dads too!
“It was invigorating to learn that agile parenting is not only being driven by moms, but dads too!”
There are so many ways to take Scrum outside of the office. For me, it’s about living an agile lifestyle. It’s not about transitioning to agile. It’s not about a new process. It’s about a way of being that involves having a vision for what you want out of life, creating a road map to getting there, and inspecting and adapting your life during the journey.
For my family, we use Scrum at home to manage our household chores. But it’s not about the task board – that’s just a tool. It’s about shared family values, working together and letting the kids have a voice.
Please share in the comments section how you use Scrum at home!