Consistency vs. Accuracy – Certified ScrumMaster Training


In Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM), participants learn consistent and frequent delivery of value is an outcome when Agile Scrum is used as directed.  Accuracy is not the goal, consistency is.  Seeking accuracy is the same as trying to be ‘perfect’.

“It is better to be vaguely right than exactly wrong.”

~Carveth Read (1848-1931) Logic Deductive and Inductive

Perfection is unobtainable and creates undo pressure. Consistency is obtainable, allows predictability, and better planning. The best status report is to hand the customer product. When users consistently see progress and receive value, conversations focus on the product and what is the right thing to do not the politics of where we are and how did we get here.

Agile and Scrum teams allow the Scrum framework to work for them and produce their consistency.  Teams trying to force consistency in how they use the Scrum framework are trying to be perfect at the cost of delivering value.

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