Re: Scrum sucks!

Subject: Re: Scrum sucks!
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2010 23:03:24 -0500

do you mean the "if one woman can give birth in 9 months, then 9 women
can give birth in 1 month" paradigm?

Spectrum Writing 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."
> My two cents worth,
> Tammy Van Boening
> Owner/Principal
> Spectrum Writing, LLC
> info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:53 AM
> To: info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com
> Cc: Kat Kuvinka; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Scrum sucks!
> Does the session cover how it *can* work for the lone writer?
> There are many options for making multi-team scrum work with one
> writer in place that don't involve hummingbird behavior.
> On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Spectrum Writing
> <info -at- spectrumwritingllc -dot- com> wrote:
>> I thought that this would catch someone's eye based on this email thread -
>> here is one of the accepted topics for the Lone Writers SIG Progression at
>> the upcoming (May 2011) STC Conference:
>> Why Scrum does not work for the Lone Writer


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