Yusuf Arslan put together a pretty long piece on what he finds to be the definitive 3 Scrum characters that you could be: Social Scrum, Pragmatic Scrum, or Purist Scrum. Where do you fit?
The art of telling people you do Scrum to avoid the more difficult issues.
- Pros: Easy and fun (no conflicts), Better motivation, Potential for more adaption
- Cons: Nobody accountable for team results, Can result in micro management, No performance improvement
The art of doing what works right now but not making long term improvements.
- Pros: Quick productivity improvements, Better communication, Fast start
- Cons: No organizational improvements, Can’t determine the capacity, After the quick wins it can become worse.
Doing Scrum by the Ken Schwaber book, but not adjusting for per-project needs.
- Pros: Self managing, Innovative, No overhead costs
- Cons: Architecture and infrastructure, Need a change of engineering practices, Doesn’t provide any guideline on a lot of (hard) questions, time-consuming, Potential for conflict, Costly to build
So is this it? Is there more?
[HT: Yusuf Arslan]