Why Stakeholders need to be involved in Scrum

Written By: Gregory White | Software Developer

Estimated Reading Time: 1:00MIN

Scrum is a procedure for producing software. It allows companies to respond quickly to change and leverage the unique skillsets of their employees to rapidly develop good solutions. While Scrum is designed to achieve agility, its implementation requires a high degree of rigidity to execute well. In this sense it is a process like any other; a set of rules that allows everyone involved to know what happens next, who they should go to with problems, and how to communicate effectively.

Companies who like the idea of being agile, but do not like the rigid process of Scrum, often cherry-pick their favorite parts out of the process and try to tack them on to whatever they’re already doing. When their projects grind to a halt and people point fingers, the process is often a convenient target. In that case it should be; writing good software is like baking. If you’re halfway through making lasagna and decide you’d like cake instead you don’t start tossing sugar on top of the cheese. The same is true in software development. It’s better to have good lasagna or good cake then a sticky inedible mess. If you’re going to follow a recipe for software development you have to fully commit to it, all of it, and support it as an organization to be successful.

One of the most common pitfalls for companies trying to implement an agile Scrum process is…continue reading here.

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