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Scrum is not Agile

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Scrum criticism based on implementation problems.

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Scrum is not Agile

  1. 1. Scrum != Agile
  2. 2. Valentine Budkin • Scrum facilitator • Interests - BPM, BPMN, DMN, Agile • Help organizations to transform everyday heroism into everyday routine • MOOC junkie • val.budkin@gmail.com • facebook.com/val.budkin • linkedin.com/in/valbudkin
  3. 3. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  4. 4. Cargo cult
  5. 5. Rituals
  6. 6. Existing culture • People obsessed with power • Insufficient skills • Internal communication • Micromanaging
  7. 7. Scrum fits into manager schedule
  8. 8. Working software over comprehensive documentation
  9. 9. Scrum creates lots of documentation
  10. 10. Scrum is about transparency • But it has its price
  11. 11. Velocity growth • What do you like – write software or make the burndown chart look good? • Developers rarely interested in the process ownership.
  12. 12. You make sure that the team is not hyper-productively making a mess! “The Land that Scrum Forgot”. Robert Martin, one of the Agile Manifesto authors.
  13. 13. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  14. 14. Product owner
  15. 15. Defensive Scrum
  16. 16. Where is Team Burndown Chart?
  17. 17. Responding to change over following a plan
  18. 18. Estimation
  19. 19. Planning is the kiss of death of enterpreneurship. Peter Drucker
  20. 20. Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Cyril Northcote Parkinson
  21. 21. Scrum is a framework to HELP us be Agile • It works without Agile culture, but not very well • Having great agile team - you can do great work. And they can do great scrum. • Sad but true - meetings overhead gives your customer transparency but increases costs. • Don’t forget implementing engineering practices at the early sprints.
  22. 22. Scrum. Of course. But may be…
  23. 23. Valentine Budkin • Scrum facilitator • Interests - BPM, BPMN, DMN, Agile • Help organizations to transform everyday heroism into everyday routine • MOOC junkie • val.budkin@gmail.com • facebook.com/val.budkin • linkedin.com/in/valbudkin

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