An anti-pattern (or antipattern) is a common response to a recurring problem that is usually ineffective and risks being highly counterproductive. read more at WikiPedia

  • Really worth reading if you are experiencing Agile Scrum development.


    I do think AGILE and SCRUM has its place.  It is just that I believe this place is running projects under 5 people and delivery durations of less than 6 months. At that level, employing the right people with the right skills and motivation frequently guarantees that MAGIC will occur. The new media industry proves this everyday, irrespective of approach /method used. Good people always have the potential to overcome deficiencies with methods /approaches and poor management. I have seen it time and time again.

    From AGILE /SCRUM Fails to get to grips with Human Psychology.
    Posted by Kevin Brady on Thu 17th August 2006 at 03:10 PM, Filed in Software Dev Methodologies,  Key Articles

    This is what I would call 

    anti patterns for Scrum

    I think you can learn a lot more from these anti scrum pattern failures than from success stories. The path to success is narrower than you may think!, and you can be on a parallel road leading to a failure. Take also time to read all the comments, some are really interesting.

    What is the most interesting is this article was written in 2006!

    AGILE /SCRUM Fails to get to grips with Human Psychology.

  • AntiPattern: "An AntiPattern is a literary form that describes a commonly occurring solution to a problem that generates decidedly negative consequences.

  • Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management and agile software development.
    Although Scrum was intended for management of software development projects, it can be used to run software maintenance teams, or as a general project/program management approach.

    And now visit the funny Scrum cartoons



    And there is a lot more HERE :-)