Thursday, September 24, 2009
The Real Kaizen Behind Scrum
My aikido sensei told me the other day "you need more kaizen, your aikido is not flowing smoothly". I thought to myself, "is my sensei referring to the same kaizen principle that we use in Scrum?".
So, after the class I sat with my sensei and I asked, "what do you oh sensei understand for kaizen?" This is what he responded:
"Kaizen in about seeing yourself and recognizing that you still have still much to improve and learn.
Kaizen is not about beating others, it's about learning and teaching others and together improve.
Kaizen is about being humble and be ready to recognize that your learning path just started and will never really end."
Much of this can be applied to Scrum, don't you think?