196: Lessons from Scrum

At the moment, I'm diving deep on studying and learning Scrum so that I can better manage software teams in the future when I begin building out projects.

One concept that I love from Scrum is their format for a daily stand-up. In this stand-up, they ask 3 questions:

What did you do yesterday to move us toward our objective?
What are you going to do today to move us toward our objective?
What obstacles are in your way?

Instead of micromanaging and telling everyone what to do, this framework allows smart and talented people to make their own decisions.

It forces them to think critically about what they are going to say and to evaluate their past work. But it doesn't just delegate tasks.

This helps harness the creative power and initiative of your team, instead of bottlenecking everything at you, the manager.