Are you really using Scrum or simply delivering Excuses? You can’t do both! Don’t be a ScrumButCall Us Today
We are meeting a growing number of clients claiming to be using Scrum but experiencing problems of varying degrees. They have put valuable time, money and considerable effort into becoming Agile but for a number of reasons, which may not be obvious to them, they feel that Scrum has failed them.
Product Backlogs are getting longer, software delivery is always delayed and the mountain of technical debt is making Mount Everest feel vertically challenged.
What is a ScrumBut?
Unfortunately, these clients all have something in common. In the Agile world they are known as ScrumButs.
A ScrumBut claims to be using Scrum BUT they have what they feel is a good excuse for not using Scrum in its entirety or as it was designed to be used.
When asked how they use Scrum within their organisations, a ScrumBut will often respond as follows:
Does this sound familiar?
Often it’s easier to look elsewhere for the cause of the problem. Can you relate to certain aspects of the following case study?
Blame the Tester
To look at it another way, it can be clearly seen from the following formula how ScrumBut can be quickly identified:
Whole Grain Scrum
Because Scrum appears to be simple to learn, people often feel that they can cut corners, chop things out and add things in. The truth is, you can’t but why would you want to?
Agilistix has an approach that we call Whole Grain Scrum.
Quite simply this promotes the use of Scrum in its natural undiluted form, straight out-of-the-box, as per the The Scrum Guide.
We are driven by philosophy because we have seen, all too often, what happens when teams don’t do this. Not pretty, mostly expensive, demoralising for the teams involved, not to mention the disenchanted Product Owners and ultimately the business that has not received value for money!
Call Agilistix today for a cure for your ScrumBut.
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