If you’ve been around SCRUM long enough you will be familiar with the term SCRUMBUT. SCRUM what? SCRUMBUT.
First off it makes me chuckle, it’s a great name. Then my stomach churns.
“We use SCRUM… but…”
Memories of bad senior stakeholder initial meetings come flooding back… “We run Agile here, so we don’t create requirements”, “The guys just build whatever I tell them too” – OMG, SCRUMBUT.
So, what is SCRUMBUT, how can you identify it and what can you do to clean it up?