“Introducing Scrum at P2P” in Larson and Gray, 6e, Pages 609-613.

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Please read and study the case “Introducing Scrum at P2P” in Larson and Gray, 6e, pages 609-613. Please prepare your answers to the following questions (1.5 line spacing, maximum 4 pages) and submit your answer document to Canvas. Please also bring your answers to class for our discussion. Part A: 1. How well is Scrum working? The case is basically a tale of two sprints. During the first sprint, Scrum guidelines were adhered to and significant progress was made on the project. The team has evolved into self organizing group and is energized. Unfortunately during the second sprint, the project deviated from Scrum guidelines and the team seems less energized and productivity has declined. 2. What are the issues confronting…show more content…
Still on the surface Isaac appears to have justification for making changes if his assertions that much of Sprint 2 work would otherwise be a waste of time. This reflects a dilemma when using iterative methodologies like Scrum. On the one hand the purpose of locking in Sprint work is to provide focus and certainty so that the team can work uninterrupted on the project. On other hand, the Sprint Planning meeting is based on the best information available at that time, and what to do when contradictory information surfaces is problematic. Most Scrum advocates argue that you have to trust the process and that in the end you are better off adhering to the rules. Conversely, a case could be made that in situations such changes would be justified. Ultimately this is a judgment call, but such instances should be rare and clearly warranted. At first glance Prem’s violation of the Scrum rule that Sprint deadlines can not be changed seems minor compared to his other transgressions. Still this can quickly become a slippery slope if it becomes the norm rather the exception. The purpose of having set Sprint times is to take time out of trade-off equation. The team focuses only what it is capable of accomplishing given its resources within the sprint time frame. This forces the team to tackle tough questions early rather than later. 3. Assume you are Kendra. What would you want to say at the retrospective? How would you say

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