One evening I was having drinks with some colleagues after work and, as should come as no surprise, the topic made its way to Scrum - more specifically, what was the best advice we’d ever heard on the subject.
Words can be funny; more specifically, how the same word can have incredibly different meanings for different people. Take the word scrum for example. For 95% of the population, that word either elicits thoughts of people in jerseys all huddled together about to restart a game, or holds no meaning at all. However, when you change the ‘s’ to a capital, to us, the word Scrum takes on a whole new meaning.
Depending on which study you read, you’ll find failure rates for large IT projects range anywhere from 30 to 90 percent. Whatever the number, it is an astonishing figure considering the strategic importance of many IT initiatives in today’s world. Which begs the question - how can you improve project management and create a scalable framework by utilizing the best attributes of the Agile and Waterfall methodologies?