What to do when Scrum doesn’t work

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Here are the slides from my keynote at the Scrum Gathering in Cape Town.

Positive atmosphere and lots of laughs, really enjoyed the audience! The whole topic felt a bit like poking a stick at a hornet’s nest, but it looks like I got away with it, at least so far :o)

Slide samples:
Scrum Zombies

Sadoscrumism
Wrong tool vs Tool wrong

17 Comments

  • 1
    2010-09-02 - 06:47 | Permalink

    What a splendid set of slides!
    I wish I had been present at your presentation.
    Your ability to analyze and explain what for others seem and is complicated, and making it Crisp clear, :-), is enviable and inspiring.

  • 2
    2010-09-02 - 08:08 | Permalink

    Nice and pedagogical visual presentation of a common problem out there. Thank you!

  • 3
    2010-09-02 - 09:05 | Permalink

    A great inspiration to evolving your thinking ūüôā

    Loved the “stuck in shu” slide ūüôā

  • 4
    Anonymous
    2010-09-02 - 09:18 | Permalink

    I can’t view them, “too much traffic” ūüôā

  • 5
    2010-09-03 - 11:07 | Permalink

    it seems images are gone from dropbox, please sort this out as my friends are willing to view the _whole_ article ūüôā

  • 6
    2010-09-03 - 12:43 | Permalink

    OK, now the links work again. Thanks for notifying me!

    Moved the files away from DropBox. Didn’t even know they had bandwidth limits.

  • 7
    Guy Saville
    2010-09-03 - 01:26 | Permalink

    I attended this presentation & really enjoyed it – excellent material and very well presented. You have a great talent for presenting and explaining ideas in an elegant and understandable manner.

  • 8
    Chris C
    2010-09-06 - 02:45 | Permalink

    Great slides – and I can relate to some of these to my past experiences.

    Was this session recorded in video/podcast? I would like to watch/listen to the presentation.
    Thanks

  • 9
    2010-09-06 - 09:07 | Permalink

    The whole talk was recorded by the Scrum Alliance. Not sure when they’re going to put it up though.

  • 10
    Steve
    2010-09-10 - 08:50 | Permalink

    I was at your presentation (and your deep dive) and found it both highly entertaining and insightful. In fact we’re currently experimenting with some of the idea’s and suggestions your talk invoked.
    Thank you!

  • 11
    2010-09-10 - 09:43 | Permalink

    Good to hear! Let me know later what you did and how it worked out :o)

  • 12
    2011-02-12 - 11:45 | Permalink

    Your slides are absolute eye openers. And comes in time atleast for me :)……

    Thanks for sharing them.
    http://www.toolsjournal.com

  • 13
    Vineet
    2012-02-21 - 06:25 | Permalink

    Loved the Dogma slide (with the church and cross) absolutely brilliant!

    Overall an eye opener.

  • 14
    Patrick
    2014-04-02 - 23:01 | Permalink

    Thanks for diagnosis sickness that my co-workers have and though I was the only one to see! Do you have a video or document with complete presentation or any media that relates to the subject?

  • 16
    2015-05-07 - 17:34 | Permalink

    […] During the standup meeting, members should be notifying others of their progress, what they plan to do next, and highlight any risks or impediments to their progress.¬†¬†¬† This not only makes every team member accountable to the team (who is going to stand up and say, “Today I am going to finalize my fantasy football lineup, and watch YouTube videos of kittens?“), it also helps team members to collaborate.¬† They can help each other with suggestions, short cuts, and help avoid known technical issues.¬† You want to foster a collaborative team environment, not a structured status reporting environment (filled with Scrum zombies). […]

  • 17
    2015-05-07 - 23:07 | Permalink

    […] During the standup meeting, members should be notifying others of their progress, what they plan to do next, and highlight any risks or impediments to their progress.    This not only makes every team member accountable to the team (who is going to stand up and say, “Today I am going to finalize my fantasy football lineup, and watch YouTube videos of kittens?“), it also helps team members to collaborate.  They can help each other with suggestions, short cuts, and help avoid known technical issues.  You want to foster a collaborative team environment, not a structured status reporting environment (filled with Scrum zombies). […]

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