Water-Scrum-Fall - Thu, Jul 21, 2022
The somewhat funny term Water-Scrum-Fall has not been invented by me but rather is from the book Agile conversations which I am currently reading and can strongly recommend if you want to go agile beyond tools and methods. The term describes organizations or teams where DevOps / Scrum / Lean coexist with the old methods. At this point in time I find myself in a team where that is more or less the case. The (slightly altered) quote above explains the reasons of this situation in part:
- DevOps and Scrum were imposed as the new working method without sufficient cultural change having taken place.
- With a lack of experienced scrum masters and most of the former managers finding themselves now in agile roles like project owner, the first thing to establish was getting as many people as possible in above mentioned scrum meetings.
- Without proper preparation, mind sets still being in the old method of working, these meetings were highly ineffective and time consuming.
Instead of having the positive effects like fostering collaboration, people regarded these meetings as a waste of time which in turn lead to a general rejection of the agile methods.
Although the situation feels a little bit awkward I decided to try to apply some of the strategies described in the book in order to get some more collaboration going. Stay tuned for more post on my success or failure ;-)
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