Scrum Got 3 People Fired From A Software Project!
7/20/2018Topics:Agile Development • IT Consulting • Scrum • Software Project Stories
Blame-shifting and improper application of scrum got people fired on a software project I was on where the client was inexperienced with agile.
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Over my career I’ve seen many software projects fail spectacularly due to political infighting between team members.
Blame-shifting and improper application of scrum got people fired on this one!
I prefer a simple definition of politics: when people tell each other what they want to hear instead of the truth.
I’d like to share the story of a software project I worked on, where the client was a non-profit company with a big budget.
They wanted to redesign a major application used to help struggling educational institutions.
But the staff were inexperienced with agile.
And multiple contractors on the project were fighting.
In this episode, I share how inexperience with software development processes can actually get people fired.
Especially when there’s politics.
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