Tanner Wortham argues that “Scrum Is Not agile”
Tanner comes out swinging with this great definition of agile
Ruthlessly prioritize. Furiously iterate. For both the product and process, never accepting good enough as good enough. In the words of Ebenezer Ikonne, “Small bites. Chew fast.”
That’s a quote I’m using again and again. He also calls on one of my favourite quotes from Dwight Eisenhower:
Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.
After a great explanation of agile (lower case ‘a’), Tanner talks through Scrum as a framework for trying to achieve agility. It’s a great read and I think it helps leaders understand where they should be focusing their efforts.
For me, creating an agile team is way more important than creating a team which follows Scrum religiously. To achieve that it’s worth spending time with yourself getting crystal clear on the aims and objectives of both and making sure you can communicate that clearly.