Why It Benefits Scrum Teams to Think Like a Millennial
via Scrum.org Blog by John Gillespie
Agile and Scrum can help virtually any organization, from small startup tech businesses with mostly young employees to well established Fortune 2,000 companies with a much more experienced staff. However, since it is used with such a wide variety of people, the specifics of each Agile implementation needs to be slightly adjusted in order to deliver the maximum amount of value to the team members and other stakeholders. There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach and thus be leery when someone tries to sell you a “best practice”.
Of all the types of individuals who have been involved in Scrum implementations, there is one group who most frequently comes out on top, at least in terms of learning and development in Agile environments. This group is Millennials, who are quickly becoming the largest category of employees in any industry.
Rather than being dismissive of Millennials, other generations of employees, such as Baby Boomers and Gen X, should instead be looking towards Millennials in order to determine a good path towards embracing the Scrum values while pursuing business agility. Following are the several reasons why it benefits Scrum teams to think like a Millennial.