Agile Zone is brought to you in partnership with:

Allen is a published fiction and non-fiction writer working on his second novel. He currently resides in Hanoi, Vietnam where he is traveling around SE Asia. He is an avid reader and lifelong geek interested in fiction, philosophy, and technology. Allen is a DZone Zone Leader and has posted 284 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Witnessing a Scrum Trainwreck

10.31.2013
| 5552 views |
  • submit to reddit
Ever been a part of or observed just a really terrible Daily Scrum? Tobias Fors has, and he tells the story of it in his blog post "The Worst Daily Scrum Ever."

Here's how it went: The team gathered with the supposed Scrum Master. The leader asked the typical questions: "What have you gotten done since yesterday," "what are you doing today," "what are your impediments," and then an awkward question: "Do you have any hours to reduce?" The team got the questions out of the way, even the awkward last one, and the meeting was over.

Then, the actual Scrum happened. Once the Scrum Master turned his back on the team, the team huddled together and had their own excited Scrum. So it turns out they did have one major impediment: the Scrum Master himself.

A great tale of caution. Read the full post here.