I have been reading a discussion on Jordan Bortz’s site, around the Lack of Scrum Success stories becoming a concern… in principal I agree with the title, there are far to few success stories…but that is not the failing of scrum or agile in my view.
I firmly believe that its always about people never about process…Scrum is a process in that regards, so that leaves people at the crux of the problem Jordan is writing about.
He is , in my view, missing out something, for the sake of this conversation, lets say there are 2 crude stages,
1. The adoption of scrum
2. The ongoing use of scrum
I would challenge him that he is actually referring to the lack of success of scrum adoption.
I have come across and heard many stories of companies wanting to buy scrum, to do scrum without being agile, its like wanting the results of diet, without the work by taking a magic pill…there are no magic pill’s.
You can put all the agile / scrum ceremonies (process) in place and not get the outcomes your after, your culture (people) needs to change also, and this is the challenging part.
Whats your experience ?