Grow Green with your Scrum Team

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Climate change. For the past few years I struggled with this topic and with my own role in it. It felt like a far to big problem to have a serious positive impact on, but also a far to big a problem to ignore.

Until I realized the following. We as Scrum Masters, Developers, Product Owners, Agile Coaches, we are everywhere! In all the big companies around the globe. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we started a movement of teams that are all determined to reduce our carbon footprint? Together we can really make a change. We as Agile and IT teams, we can make a huge impact.

We can use agility to tackle our planetary challenges. I always teach my teams: take small steps towards a big goal. Be ambitious AND start with one first step. The same goes for climate change. Become aware of your climate impact and start with the first step to reduce your negative impact.

Make it measurable. A lot of unknowns? No problem, just start. No trustworthy metrics? Learn from the insights of your first step. Iterate. Complex, wicked problems? That’s what Agile was invented for.

Start with the end in mind. What is the end goal?

  • A healthy ecosystem on earth in which we (and the generations after us) can live and thrive.

The big goal for now?

  • Cut our carbon emissions with (at least!) 55% by 2030.

So engage your teams and share the vision! Let’s use our Agile knowledge and experience for the greater good of our planet. Together, we can make a huge impact by helping our teams with growing green and reducing their negative impact on the climate.

Would you like to learn more? Here you find some inspiration to get started with your own team:

If you need help or a sparring partner, don’t hesitate to DM me on Linkedin.

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