On Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 5:03:19 PM, Simon Baker wrote:
> The situation you describe is indeed similar. I was both the coach
> and acting scrummaster. My difficulty was, i couldn't escalate to
> management because, sadly, they really didn't want to know. They had
> bigger issues deciding on strategies and company direction. It was a
> huge time of flux. As i intimated, in the situation a decision had
> to be made given the bigger picture, and unfortunately i was the
> only one inline to make it. Ultimately, scrum did fail in this
> environment because of the politics.
Yes. I think I should have gone above them all, to the CIO. That
would have brought the situation to a head, one way or another.
> As an independent coach, the biggest challenges i encounter usually
> relate to product owners.
That's interesting ... how about a new thread on that?
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. --Seneca