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Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

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Chapter 2. ADAPTing to Scrum

Lori Schubring was among the first to realize that things had to change. An application development manager for a large manufacturing company, Lori realized that its development process had become “so formalized that we hindered our ability to remain flexible for the business. It got to the point where we weren’t turning around project requests fast enough” (2006, 27). Aware of the need to change, Lori attended a free, half-day seminar introducing Scrum. What she saw there was a better way to develop software, a framework she thought might help her organization. As such, Lori developed the desire to change to Scrum. Next, she acquired the ability to do it by participating in a ScrumMaster class, attending an agile ...

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