While many forward-thinking companies have adopted Scrum with open arms, others are less enthusiastic about the prospect of such a massive change. Some companies are comprised of senior members with decades of history in the industry. Many still use old school methods in planning and executing projects, and they are comfortable with old, familiar methods of operating.
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Old school techniques rely on slow-moving mechanisms and numerous layers of bureaucracy. The Waterfall method in particular has been used for decades, and while it was successful 20 years ago, it’s too slow-moving for the modern environment. These old standards rarely provide a conducive, effective means of listening to customers’ needs, and they aren’t efficient enough to provide a timely response.
While the methods are outdated, it’s tough to change. Agile methodologies present a new sense of urgency and a faster pace. Scrum moves ownership of the projects into the hands of the project team. This can be hard for traditional management to handle.
The change starts when a Scrum advocate arrives. As a Scrum Master, you need to keep asking people:
- Why have we consistently struggled to meet deadlines?
- Why don’t our customers have faith in our project estimates?
- Are you willing to commit to major change in company culture in order to see results?
The truth is, Scrum requires a massive paradigm shift. The team has to be willing to drop old methods to embrace the new. Fortunately, we’ve got experience aplenty! We’ve worked with companies around the globe, and we’ll help you to get your company back on track. Drop by our events page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our Agile Scrum Master certification classes in New Orleans, Louisiana.