Expanded internal interest in Scrum


Today Dave Froslie was visiting Redmond from the Fargo MSFT site, and gave a talk to a VS team about Scrum, which I also attended as an observer.  It was a good meeting, and I’m hopeful that this team will give Scrum a try.  I invited them to our team’s daily scrum meeting — we’ll see if they come!

A big challenge for everyone at MSFT (and probably most other places) in implementing Scrum seems to be fitting Scrum into existing and often heavy-handed project management processes that are anything but agile and lean.  But with energy and effective persuasion it can be done.

Chris

 

Comments (1)

  1. Darrell says:

    From the consulting side, you have to wait to take advantage of a client "pain-point." When they think the heavy process works fine, you won’t get anywhere. But when they say "we have so much non-value-added work", then you got ’em!