Hello, Robert. On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 11:19:55 AM, you
> Your earlier message said:
>> Scrum works, in my opinion, because it requires two things:
>> 1. Produce Done-Done software on a regular basis;
>> 2. Remove every obstacle to doing item 1.
> I'm not sure I agree. In particular, it seems to suggest an absolute
> focus on
> software, and it seems to suggest seeing other things as obstacles to that.
OK. Why do /you/ think Scrum works.
> I think an important advantage of scrum, and other agile
> processes, is that they involve software development in a wider
> context, and in that wider context the development of software is
> unlikely to be the priority.
Interesting. What do you see in the definition of Scrum that leads
you to believe it is not focused on software? A reference would be
> So the advantage for software development is that the process is
> more likely to lead to software that helps in that larger context.
> This means it is important for everyone to realise that software
> development is not the ultimate goal, and that things that might
> seem like obstacles may in fact show aspects of the wider context
> that need to be better understood and may in fact change the
> nature of the software development.
So that whole "Agile Software Development with Scrum" thing was just
what ... a typo?
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's;
I will not reason and compare; my business is to create. --William Blake