Yesterday I have talked with one of my customers that does SCRUM so I have asked him about the pigs and chickens in the company, he looked at me and asked What???
So lets talk about Chickens and Pigs…
It started with a joke on a pig and a chicken:
A pig and a chicken are walking down a road. The chicken looks at the pig and says, “Hey, why don’t we open a restaurant?” The pig looks back at the chicken and says, “Good idea, what do you want to call it?” The chicken thinks about it and says, “Why don’t we call it ‘Ham and Eggs’?” “I don’t think so,” says the pig, “I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved.”
The pigs in SCRUM are committed to the deliveries, the roles in SCRUM that are committed to the deliveries are: Product Owner, SCRUM Master and the teams.
The Chickens in SCRUM are the roles that only pushes requests and bother the “Pigs” while the “Pigs” are trying to fill there commitments, part of these roles are the Management, Marketing, Customer Support etc.
If you like to hear more about SCRUM come to see me on February 8th 2010 in the ALM user group.
For more information and registration: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032440602&culture=he-IL