Serious Scrum
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Serious Scrum

You’re Dead to Me!

Can we please stop perpetuating the “there-are-no-deadlines-in-Scrum” fallacy?

How do you deal with deadlines?

“Dates are real. Pretending they aren’t is living in a fantasy world. Seriously. I really don’t understand this insistence on we just deliver value and magic occurs. Value after a hard date isn’t value. It’s complete and total waste. Understanding what scope a team or team of teams can deliver by a date is great information. But Scrum is about producing value quickly. If you can’t hit a date, I care not at all what process you are using, your team has become superfluous.” — J.J. Sutherland on LinkedIn

“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” — Isaac Asimov



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John Clopton

Certified Sailor. Agile Coach. Public speaker. Author. Urban legend. I’m not a player I just Scrum a lot.