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Here's a great post called "Toward a Catalog of Scrum Smells
". This lists some "Management Smells": specifically doing clumsy, ineffective things and calling it "Scrum".
interesting to me is that (1) Scrum works -- or you'd have more horror
stories -- and (2) people do it wrong all the time.
of the Scrum-Done-Badly smells amount to management-as-usual. Rather
than empower the developers, managers insist on long, stupid status
meetings the purpose of which is to inform management. Rather than
trust the developers to get things done, managers insist on detailed
plans of little value to the developers.
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