What is Scrum?
Scrum is a process framework that helps teams to empirically solve complex and adaptive problems. Social problems like water scarcity; deforestation, poverty etc are all complex problems. Why are they complex? We are not alone in this world; we are a big system comprised of humans, animals, and natural resources. We are all connected. We are a Society and an eco system. A solution to any problem needs to take the whole system in to consideration. Can Governments solve these problems? Yes, they can but force and rules don’t sustain the solution for long. We are a community and if we can work like a community, it may solve lot of ailing problems. That’s where Scrum helps in bringing that sense of community.
The purpose of Social Scrum is to find answers for tough questions using the power of self-organization. There are around 200 people who get certified as Certified Scrum Masters in a month in Bangalore alone every month. However, most of them don’t get to deliver valuable products using Scrum because of lack of opportunities. Many of them even walk out of CSM workshops with a belief that it won’t work for them. If you believe in power of self-organization and Scrum and you are willing to contribute to Society, this is the opportunity.
Is the goal of Social Scrum to solve the Social problems? No, our goal is build self-sustaining communities by enabling them with whatever they need to solve the social problems.
What is Our Vision ?
Our vision is to see self-organized, self-sustaining communities all over the world that can co-exist with eco-system around us peacefully.
What do we want to do?
We don’t know yet. We may build tools, we may build schools or we may influence government. We will figure out what makes our communities self-organize and self-sustain and we will build that.
Here is the outline of the idea behind this initiative:
1- Form self-organizing teams of volunteers who are willing to explore the solutions for tough social problems.
2- Train them on methods, tools and techniques required to solve the problem that they are picking up. Leanpitch will sponsor the trainings.
3- The teams work on the Social cause using Scrum.
4- The teams will report their findings to the PlayScrum community at the monthly meetups and seek feedback.