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There is lots of overhead, even if it is not a waste of time. Some of it is good because it promotes trust, teamwork, communication, and accountability...but it is overhead nonetheless.
> ChrisD sez "don't blame scrum," but that is a good point, the
> overhead is a killer!
> > I am constantly updating Rally. We not only have our scrum team meetings, we have Scrum of Scrums every day. Sprint reviews, retros, and planning take an entire day.
> > I can go on but I have release planning to attend!
> I argue this to not be true. How YOUR TEAM handles them might be
> inefficient and a complete waste of time, but these things are
> necessary, regardless of what you call them or what model they feed
> into. It's a step out of the weeds to assess where you are and where
> you need to be, and to change direction if/when needed. If no value is
> coming out of them, you need to reassess the model against what you're
> doing and correct the discrepancies. It's a very simple solution, but
> many find it an awkward thing to handle, which is why not everyone is
> cut out to be a leader/scrum master. A true leader keeps their finger
> on the pulse of these things and confronts the ugly for the benefit of
> the team and its goals.
> Bill Swallow
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