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Six pitfalls to avoid when implementing Scrum
Scrum/Agile is a radically different set of nimble, customer-driven, outcome-orientated and iterative management practices, the proper exploitation of which can have a dramatic and positive effect on software development productivity.
However, organisations can easily minimise the benefits of pursuing this initiative; so the following are six of the pitfalls of implementing Scrum that should be avoided at all costs.
Despite studies showing that the provision of external coaches has a high payoff in terms of team productivity, traditional management have tended to ignore this because they think their responsibility is limited to productivity; this couldn't be further from the truth.
29 August 2014: Article by Mandy Schoeman of Scrum Solutions