The next DC Scrum User Group (DCSUG) event on November 16th, 2020 features Fadi Stephan presenting on the Tales of the Bizarro Scrum.
In this interactive working session, we’ll discuss actions and language that I’ve seen teams do or say, and explain the implications of these actions and how to address them. It’s about things overheard in Bizarro Scrum, things that make you go hmmm, or things to watch our for.
What is Bizarro Scrum?
Bizarro Scrum is like Bizarro world where everything appears to be the opposite of what it should be. It is when Organizations and teams are doing Scrum but are not realizing the benefits of Scrum like faster ROI, reduced risk, increased visibility and improved adaptability. They are unable to continuously deliver valuable, high quality products and features that dazzle their customers.
These teams are going through the motions, using new “cool” lingo with new roles and titles yet the approach and results are still the same: Long development and release cycles and poor-quality products that do not meet their clients’ needs.
The reasons for this are myriad and include a lack of expertise in Agile Engineering practices, a misunderstanding of Scrum fundamentals, and a failure to live by the Agile values and principles.
These organizations and teams are unknowingly and unintentionally taking certain actions that can be counterproductive and might cause more harm than good.
Join us for this a fun and interactive workshop as we discuss the what, so what, and now what.