Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Vignette : Scrum done right

My current company is excellent at scrum. We have daily meetings, which rarely last more than 5-10 mins. Meetings are focused, and everyone is amiable and enthusiastic. There is a scrum master who manages the flow of the meeting and also checks up on deadlines.

Interestingly, my experience with scrum was not always this positive. Scrum was just this fancy buzz word, ostensibly paraded as an "agile" methodology, when in fact, it was often a painful processes consisting of endless, irregular and unfocused sessions. I personally feel that implementing scrum correctly is an important factor in maintaining the morale of employees. Done wrongly, its almost poisonous.

Any company which claims to follow agile methodologies should take note- please keep scrums short and painless.

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