No, Scrum did not back its car over my dog

On twitter someone suggested this is why I have so much energy on Scrum. Here was my response.

No. Scrum is great and can really help teams. What’s backed over my dog is the way it’s taught to teams. The common focus on the framework anticipating people will figure out what they have to do to do Scrum well has a history of being ineffective. Scrum should be taught by showing people how to solve their problems. Then it’s power can come to the fore. I have been saying this for a decade, and I know it’s getting old for some. For me what’s old is not solving the problem.

Teaching Scrum the wrong way and having ppl not figure out what they have to do results in bad scrum & then them getting blamed for not doing it right by not doing Scrum as defined.

I believe those who promote scrum have some responsibility in why this happens. And they should look at the way they train and the assumptions they use.

So yes, I have a charge on Scrum, but it’s on the damage being done via ineffective training. So what drives me is getting people to understand that Scrum is good, but that doesn’t mean that those certified in teaching it are doing a good job.

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