[scrumdevelopment] A Scrum Success
- Nortel announced the acquisition of a Scrum user, CoreTek - a 120 person
company in Wilmington, MA - for $1.43b today. When I first got involved with
CoreTek, Nortel was already interested, but at a much lower valuation.
CoreTek president, Parviz Tatebati, wanted to introduce a couple of new
subsystems at a show in early March to raise the valuation.
CoreTek uses micro manufacturing to build newly invented tunable lasers and
laser filters used in fiber optic networks. To say the least, I don't know
the technology, but we used Scrum - daily Scrums and prioritized backlog - to
keep the entire team focused on getting these subsystems ready for the March
show - and nothing else. And CoreTek succeeded.
It seems like one of the primary benefits of Scrum is focus and removing