Scrum, dogmas, and actual results

The following statements are often mentioned:

  • Scrum-but is bad. You should stick to Scrum rules, otherwise you are doing it wrong.
  • Scrum coaches are often dogmatic.
  • There is no right or wrong way to do Scrum. It is all about inspect and adapt, even for Scrum rules.
  • My Scrum-but way is working very well.

I could continue, specially when talking about certain details. Such as, does it make sense to have 5 Scrum teams with 5 Product Owners delivering a single product?

I’m usually placed in the camp of religious-like zealotry. That is interesting, since I don’t believe in any religion. I do believe in proper arguments and evidence-based information. Therefore, above statements and accompanying explanation don’t provide any meaningful information.

Instead, it would be much more interesting to properly explain why certain aspects in Scrum do not work in certain contexts. We could all learn from that. I would…

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