Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are *not* terrible

Some weeks ago, Michael O. Church wrote about his “dislike” about Agile and, especially Scrum. Today, a colleague of mine send me link to his post, and I’d like to answer him.

Scrum, is a nightmare that I’ve seen actually kill companies.
— Michael O. Church

Michael, it’s pretty explicit, and shows a great distress about your Scrum experience. But, as I try to demonstrate below, I fell that this bad experience comes from, simply as that, a bad project manager.

Even if this billet d’humeur is well constructed, Michael, it clearly demonstrate a big misunderstanding of what Scrum should be, and agile in general. All you described in your post is contrary to all Scrum spirit. And should not even been called Scrum or agile. Continue reading Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are *not* terrible