I’ve occasionally shared blog posts related to questions from my good friend Lee Copeland. Lee will occasionally send me an email asking a question related to an article or talk idea that he has. In this case, he asked me about – “bad things that Scrum typically exposes”?
He sent me this list to illustrate the sorts of things he was looking for:
- weak people (who managed to hide),
- time stolen (by people for pet projects), and
- Parkinson's Law (work expands to fill the time allotted).
I thought about it for a couple of days, as I didn’t necessarily resonate with his short list. In fact, my initial reply to Lee was that – Scrum exposes EVERYTHING; so making a list could be a long effort. But upon reflection, I’ve created a “Top 10” Baker’s Dozen of things (challenges, dysfunctions, problems, etc.) that I typically see when organizations transform to Scrum.
It’s not intended to be exhaustive, but I hope you find it thought provoking…