Re: Scrum sucks!

Subject: Re: Scrum sucks!
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:08:49 -0400

My intent is not to disrespect but to shed light on the possibilities.
It's absolutely possible to make things work, but the trick is that
the changes have to be embraced. I fully realize there are
organizations that - for whatever reason - do not embrace change well
and do not deal with issues appropriately. That certainly doesn't mean
that we should take our eyes off the prize.

I asked you about the session because you posted about it, and assumed
you were the speaker (plugging your session). Wrong assumption on my

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Spectrum Writing
<info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:
> Bill,
> I don't know, just the topic itself was listed. I do know that from personal
> experience in not one, but two separate organizations, that as a lone
> writer, Scrum was indeed difficult. Yes, it can work without "hummingbird
> behavior," but the effort to make it work darn near overwhelmed the ultimate
> objective of getting documentation done. I make the analogy to the physical
> sciences - some things simply aren't scalable in either direction.
> I am glad that you seemed to have gotten Scrum to work for you as a Lone
> Writer, but don't discount the experiences and emotions of those of us who
> have suffered it. We weren't the only ones on the teams and w/out all of the
> team members understanding their roles and w/ the organizations just
> throwing scrum into place w/out any formal research or training in it (in
> both of the organizations that I was because it was the latest buzzword and
> the CTOs in both places loved over using the phrase "we need to be on the
> bleeding edge"), it was a nightmare.
> Different people on these lists have different experiences with the same
> things and we need to respect that w/out judging them or coming down on them
> like we "know it all."

Bill Swallow

Twitter: @techcommdood

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