drive book














Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us written by

Daniel H. Pink

The book focused on three goals to motivate creative workers: Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.

This idea came in from Management 3.0 where the company should create the best environment to reach these three achievements.

After reading the book I wonder what are the similiraties between Scrum and the book. First of all, in Scrum every team has to be self-organized. It means, team members has to enjoy the autonomy to develop software as they consider the best way. Secondly, team members should use Sprint Retrospectives to improve their job. For instance, they have to automate test cases to introduce new code without thinking in side effects  in previous code. Peer review is another strategy to have a good code.


If developers think to have the best code they should refactor every time they have to modify a piece of code. As Daniel Pink suggested Mastery is a pain. Why? Because if you pursue mastery you should practice daily to improve your performance.

Product Vision Board

What about the purpose? Every time team members have to deal with developing a new Product they have to know very well what is the problem to solve and the benefits to do that. Indeed, there are two ways as Scrum Coach you can see this. First of all, using Product Vision Board to introduce the vision of the product to team members (of course stakeholders have to attend the meeting). Secondly, in each Sprint Planning the Product Owner has to define the Sprint Goal that will be the “Purpose” of the Sprint. Indeed, there is a hidden purpose, deliver value to customers in each Sprint.


If you think everybody will be autonomous following Management 3.0,  what is the job of managers? Well, the job of them is help employees to suggest tools and tips to become great professionals.

To wrap up, companies have to pay good salaries so employees only need to focus on deliver value to customers.

If you want to discuss about this topic, reach me at twitter (@metlucero), Skype (metlucero) or Email: (metlucero [at] gmail [dot] com)




Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile.


I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally
different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible
to implement it.

Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.

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