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Scrum turns 21 and it is not done yet

October 3, 2017

If you ask Ken Schwaber the co-creator of Scrum you will get an interesting perspective. “Scrum has been more successful than I could have ever imagined, but I am still disappointed with most Scrum implementations.’’

This disconnect between the success of adoption with how it is being adopted was described in my keynote jointly presented with Ken at Scrum Day London. In this keynote we described issues with Scrum implementations:

  1. Project failure / challenged rates continue to hover
    at 60%.

  2. Done software is not really done software.

  3. Water-Scrum-Fall is still a reality.

  4. Everyone says they are doing Scrum.