I receive a lot of letters from random readers. This year, I hope to cover more of those emails and those questions:
Hi Peter -
The company I’m working with is considering a method called scragilefall as an incremental step between their current waterfall project management methodology and agile scrum, where they say they’d like to be in the near future. I’ve never heard of scragilefall before, and I’m not finding much information about it on the Web. Have you heard this hybrid method mentioned in any of your circles? Have you run across any information?
- Assuming your business is serious about this, what are the “reasons” they are going with this type of hybrid approach? What are the benefits to this? — If it were me, on site, I would ask these types of questions to elicit what the real impetus of doing a hybrid approach is, and what the value of it is. Are we doing hybrid because we can’t really do “better Agile?” or are we doing this because our environment constrains us?… etc.
- Who is driving the change? What are the cultural implications of this change?
- Value value value – Who cares what we call it… is it valuable to change? – Again, what are the value propositions behind doing a blended approach?
- In sum total, ask a bunch of questions around this. That is where I would start.