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Dec. 14th, 2014 @ 11:12 am December Days: Dream Job
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From:pw201
Date:December 16th, 2014 10:52 am (UTC)
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I've found that the planning meetings are tedious and annoying to teams who've previously been used to getting project managers to do all that stuff. Scrum does push some of what had been project management onto the team, and they don't always like that.

Also, at some point in the Scrum fad at my previous employer, there was an idea going around (as the teaching of some Scrum trainers, I think) that it was bad for a single person to work on a story. Again, if you've been used to being left to get on with it, that can be annoying.
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From:andrewducker
Date:December 16th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
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"Scrum does push some of what had been project management onto the team, and they don't always like that."

My view would be that this is a feature, not a bug. Teams should be heavily involved in the project, understand it on a wider level, and feed into the planning/scheduling. The idea that management, who are by definition further away from the work, will know best is a pretty silly one.

(Management provide constraints, communication channels, and external resources - I'm not saying they have no use at all.)