Scrum improve our health? I have been conducting a series of experiments to test this concept. Having seen the benefits of agile techniques in the project management space got me thinking if we can use the scrum principles and practices to make a material impact on our lives. Scrum Health experiments are a result of this drive to apply what we are good at – Scrum – to our health.
In Scrum we focus on delivering value in a finite duration. Adopting this concept, we have one week sprints in our Scrum Health experiments. In each sprint we work on our stories and tasks – to give you an idea some of our stories are:
1. Story: Eat healthy | Task: Track your food and drink
2. Story: Get enough sleep | Task: Sleep for at least 7 hours a day
3. Story: Connect with family/friends | Task: Call – like telephone call – an old friend or relative
Just like on agile projects, we do demos at the end of each sprint, perform retrospectives and adjust course.
Watch what some previous participants have to say about their experience:
Interested in joining or trying out a Sprint. Register here.
Top reasons to join:
1. It will make you feel better.
2. You will feel connected and accountable to your group.
3. It works.
4. It will make being healthy easy.
5. It will give you a great story to tell.
6. It will help you get from where you are to where you want to be.
7. It will help you integrate healthy behaviors into your everyday life.
8. It will help you understand Scrum better.