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Learn about Scrum – Why does Scrum fail – Dealing with a team that was hesitant, and it worked only after people actually were changed

If you look at the title of this post, it does not mean that we convinced the people to change; it actually meant that in some cases, people were encouraged to leave for a different group, or when they decided to leave the company, they were not stopped. This seems rather drastic, but it turned […]

Learn about Scrum – Why does Scrum fail – Dealing with teams working across differnet geographies, optimization techniques

Scrum by itself is normally not a reason for failure of projects, it is more likely that there is a process implementation issue, or a logistics issue that has caused such failures. In a series of posts, I am trying to post some of incidents and examples that I have seen where the Scrum project […]

Learn about Scrum – Why does Scrum fail – The sponsors worried about the lack of a schedule of features in the overall project, this worry extending to the end of the project: Part 2

In the first post of the article, I wrote about how senior executives need to see the list of features before approving the product development (the list of features is reviewed in terms of competitor analysis, projections of the direction where the product should be heading towards, and also whether these are features that customers […]

Learn about Scrum – Why does Scrum fail – The sponsors worried about the lack of a schedule of features in the overall project, this worry extending to the end of the project: Part 1

In the previous post (Problems in letting the team be self-empowered), I talked about how it was difficult for managers to transition to a role more akin to a coach rather than being the traditional decision-making, hard task driving individual who is responsible for driving their teams. In a number of cases, the managers are […]