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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber

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Company Goals at TechCore

In this section, we’ll see how an executive at TechCore in a mad dash to make a success of his company is unable to keep his priorities straight—until he starts using Scrum. Michel felt as though he had to chase down every lead, but pulling together a Product Backlog enabled him to see that the real money could be made by focusing attention on product development. Within four months of implementing Scrum, he had more than achieved his goals: his company’s prospects had improved so much that a previous offer to buy out TechCore was reinstated at a significantly higher amount.

TechCore was one of the many startup telecommunications companies in Boston during the late 1990s. The cry at these companies was "more bandwidth, ...

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