It’s Sunday so how about something somewhat humorous…
So we all know about Scrum’s pigs and chickens but what about seagulls? Seagulls, like chickens, are birds. But unlike a chicken seagulls are noisier and tend to crap all over the place. Seagulls like lots of other large birds don’t live in the farmyard. They just drop in occasionally and make a mess.
How to spot a seagull? Well chickens are periphery to the team and know it. Seagulls act like they’re part of the team part of the time, usually trying to own key decisions while not actually being in the team room.
Seagulls say things like:
“What you did last iteration when I wasn’t here is completely wrong. You have to redo it next iteration.”
“I’ll be in my office.”
“I’m working on another project next week. Don’t make any decisions without me.”
What to do with a seagull. Tell him or her that there are no seagulls. You are either a pig or a chicken!