Agile 2009: The Scrum Bestiary, A Behavioral Taxonomy

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 – 9:59 AM

Download ths slide deck.

Thanks to everyone who attended my workshop on the Scrum Bestiary today at Agile 2009.

You can download the deck here. It comes with speaker notes so isn’t completely incomprehensible. The original Scrum Bestiary can was written up as a series of blog posts and summarized here.

I was amazed at the number of animals people came up with and some of the common themes that started to emerge around some similar behaviors. Lions and (lone) wolves), moles, magpies, gophers and the (heroic) peacock were just some of the stereotypes we had time to discuss. I’m going to try and write a couple of these up over the next couple of weeks.

It also turns out that this approach has a lot in common with some more formal approaches. Thanks to Joseph Pelrine ( for attending the workshop and talking to me about this afterwards. When I find out more I’ll write about it.

I’ll be writing another post within the next week or so with some of the ideas for new bestiary members we came up with as part of the twelve minute animals exercise.

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