In our work with Scrum Teams, we find that many don't know where to start. Or worse, they give up and resign to the situation. In this series, we're creating a toolbox of tried-and-tested experiments to improve together. Most experiments are bundled in the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide.
How does this help your team?
It is hard for a Scrum Team to ship fast when it has to wait on other departments, teams, or suppliers to do something they depend on. Whatever their dependencies, they are generally outside of the control of a team. That makes the delays unpredictable. and greatly impedes a team's ability to work empirically and reduce the risk associated with complex work.
This experiment is about creating transparency around dependencies and the effect they have on your team's ability to ship fast. This experiment was inspired by the Dependency Spiders in Jimmy Janlen's "96 Visualization Examples" (which contains many other useful visualizations).
What do you receive
- A 5-page PDF that describes how to run this experiment.
- We offer some additional resources to inspire you.