Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Cheer: The Little Scrummer Boy



Frank Fortner, SVP of Application Development at Iatric Systems, sent me this note recently and at the request of a Scrum Trainer who I shared it with, agreed to contribute his good cheer to the larger Scrum community.
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Hi Jeff,

We've recently implemented Scrum at my company and it has been going very well so far. As a small/medium company that always operated in a lesser structured agile type of process, the added structure and accountability of Scrum has been a Christmas gift in itself. At this point, we haven't been at it very long (few months) but folks are picking it up and embracing it. Maybe too much…

As the father of Scrum, I thought you of all people might appreciate what one of our product managers put together over a sleepless night with too much time on her hands. It was obviously inspired by the Christmas carols she was listening to. Is it corny? Probably, but folks have clearly picked up the basic concepts!

The Little Scrummer Boy
Written by Michelle Schneider, RN
(For the most joyous experience, you must sing this aloud)

Scrum, they told me – Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

A new release to see - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Our great ideas we bring - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Followed by programming - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum

So to en-hance it - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, When we Scrum

Product Backlog's huge, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

How will we get it done, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Time for our Sprint Planning, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Then Daily Scrum meetings, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum

So to en-hance it - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, When we Scrum

Are you done QC'ing, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

It's time for debugging, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Today we demo it, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum

Awesome I must admit, Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum, Scrumpa-pum-pum

So to en-hance it - Scu-rumpa-pum-pum, When we Scrum

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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