7 Signs you are Failing at Scrum

7 Signs that you are failing at Scrum

1 — You Have Abandoned the Sprint Retrospective

2 — User Stories Aren’t Finished on Time

Teams are never able to deliver user stories by the end of the Sprint, and by default are always going into the next sprint.

3 — Sprint Reviews are Self-Congratulary

4 — Spring Planning is Chaotic

5 — Sprint Planning is Short

6 — Teams are in Silos

7 — Teams want Information Refrigerators

How to Fix It?

Scrum can become stale, if its not done properly, micro-managed or used for the wrong reasons. If you only ever focus on what you are doing, and do not look on the outside for inspiration then your company will struggle to find that sweet spot and deliver as an Agile organisation.

If at this point, you have come to the realisation that this is the point at where you are at, then you may need to bring in some outside help. Its probably the spark you need.

By allowing employees to attend outside events, or getting in an Agile Coach is a great way to get things moving again.

The benefits of this are that an outside coach is impartial to your company, meaning they are not invested in the outcome of your company or has any bias, giving them an advantage to focus on the process. They also bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge. A coach will have worked with many different companies, tried many different techniques and worked with many different types of company. This might be the spark that is needed to get your company going, bring a new fresh way of thinking and help you to iron out those issues you have from applying scrum correctly.

This post was originally posted on: theproducthub.io
https://www.theproducthub.io/2021/01/03/failing-at-scrum/
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