Agile Adoption Story – Common Mistakes (part 3)

To continue with my agile adoption story… The company started to realize that Scrum is not any silver bullet. It’s much more complex than that. But John is really upset. He did all what he could to make it better. But maybe the people inside his company are not good enough to make it. And it’s so simple, just follow the process and keep the practices. What’s the point? But even John must admit he doesn’t know answers to all the problems his Scrum Master is putting on the table, so he finally agreed to give it a next try – let the Scrum Master to get a certification.

Let’s make a certification

So next week the Scrum Master is sent to the Certified Scrum Master Course, CSM, to become an expert. With high expectation from the training he supposed to understand all the difficulties of Scrum from that time and he should be able to adopt the Scrum methods in a way the company needs. Nonetheless in nine out of ten cases the Scrum Master understand the theoretical ideal case of Scrum implementation, get some idea of how is should be, however, when he try to apply it in the company or even change outside company environment he must admit that “Agile is not for us”. We are different, we have too complex product, we are too big/small to implement agile. Our customers are like this and that, and you know, agile is great, just for a different company.


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2 thoughts on “Agile Adoption Story – Common Mistakes (part 3)”

  1. I’ve been to both workshops, and I really enjoyed them. Great information for anyone interested in learning more about Scrum.

    1. I’ve bee to Scrum certification as well, and it was interesting course but the certificate is not worth of the price. To understand me right, I’m not saying don’t attend any courses, I’m only saying CSP/CSPO is not any approval you are expert to implement agile as some people tend to believe. There is a huge difference between for instance the driving licence, where you have to prove you can actually drive and Scrum Alliance certificates where you just pay for piece of paper.
      I know some good certified trainers, but for some reason I know much more good trainers who are not certified at all…

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