The unmistakable signs you are participating in Fake Agile theater!

Help, I’m trapped in a swamp of agile mumbo jumbo…

Sjoerd Nijland
Serious Scrum
Published in
9 min readNov 7, 2021

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It’s 8.25 AM. I’m 5 minutes early for the Daily Scrum. It’s my first day at this company. I’m invited to attend and observe one of the Daily Scrums as part of my onboarding.

The beginning

Meet Team Spaghetti: the Scrum(?) team that consists solely of software engineers. Just down the hall, I see another group huddling together. That is team Bug Busters, the QA team. In the…

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Sjoerd Nijland
Serious Scrum

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