My first impressions of…Scrum

My First Impression of Scrum

I’ve signed up for a SCRUM course. Yeah – I want to learn more about it…

Now – I actually like the whole idea of SCRUM, and the iterative approach. It’s really not possible to get  users to define all their requirements at the beginning of a project.

In the cases of new technology, users don’t know what they want until they see it, so asking them for their “clearly defined” requirements at the beginning means a world of pain once you get further done the line.

So, it was with a lot of enthusiasm that I sat down and watched the training videos.

While I still agree with the principle of SCRUM, the “names” given to “normal” things, made me smile.

In fact, it made me think of me think of Jordan Bortz’s excellent post “Howto: Create and Promote a new (but popular) Agile Methodology“. In this he takes a slightly irreverent look at this methodology.

Also, Software Maestro hit the nail on the head with this one – “SCRUM Master Jar Jar“

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