Zombie Scrum at Tools4Ever (Video)
The first step to dealing with Zombie Scrum is to talk about it. The wonderful folks from Tools4Ever decided to do just that, and invited us for a workshop. It was wonderful to spend some time with a large group of developers, including some actual zombies, and figure out what we — as developers — can do to fight Zombie Scrum.
The biggest lesson? Make transparent what is being delivered at the end of a sprint. We also learned that the best way to deal with Zombie Scrum is to get educated on what Scrum actually intends to achieve. Rather than doing Scrum for the ‘means’, let’s focus on the ‘ends’. That opens the door for continuous improvement.