TL;DR: Time to say farewell to Scrum? A great article looking at the dangers of scrum when trying to scale it. This article is looking at how to scale the position of the product owner and the scrum master. But also how sprints can scale the overheads too, and that’s the main danger.
It’s common to see Scrum as a panacea; an answer to our prayers.
We know we need to move beyond those drifting, missing the mark deliveries, those Zombie Scrum teams — and we know, with the right team and Agile Coaches, you can achieve an almost zen like flow.
These enduring product teams, with reduced overhead, when combined with DevOps practices that marry quality and value, can deliver great products more effectively and efficiently than the old ways. What’s not to like?
Unfortunately, there are three reasons to maybe feel a little concerned. Three things, that for me, could spell doom for Scrum.