Zombie Scrum, WaterScrum, Cargo Cult, ScrumBut, FrAgile, TrAgile… and other ways how NOT to do Scrum
What you’ll learn
- Waterfall and Scrum hybrids: Water-Scrum-Fall, ScrummerFall, WaterScrum
- FrAgile, TrAgile
- Cargo Cult Agile, Cargo Cult Scrum
- Dark Scrum
- Lipstick Agile
- Cowboy Agile
- Zombie Scrum
- Be familiar with Agile and Scrum concepts
- Stay positive and not get easily offended by names/labels
There are many ways companies routinely misuse Agile Scrum. In fact, some misuses are so common they even got their own nicknames!
This course will shed some light on various nicknames and terms used by the Agile community. You will learn about Fragile Agile, TrAgile, WaterScrum, ScrummerFall, WaterScrumFall, Cargo Cult, Zombie Scrum, Dark Scrum and more.
Sometimes controversial, sometimes insightful, I will give you information (as well as my own biased opinions) on the most common mistakes and failures, discuss what they mean in practice, and how to avoid them in your own work.
The course is meant in a lighthearted way, so please do not get upset if you recognise any of the faulty behaviours or practices in yourself or your team. The idea behind inventing those names is not to put labels on or criticise other people’s work but rather to raise awareness of the common issues experienced by Agile teams and help them overcome those issues moving towards a more successful and sustained adoption of Agile.
Who this course is for:
Agile and Scrum practitioners of any levels
Agile Scrum and how NOT to do it by Kate N, what is included (Content proof: Watch here!)
Introduction 2 lectures 3 min
- Welcome to the course!
- Meet the instructor
The power of words 7 lectures 28 min
- Getting started
- A quick disclaimer
- What’s in a name?
- The game
- Running sprints
- Sit-down standups
- Vocabulary – final note
Fragile Agile 4 lectures 17 min
- FrAgile overview
- Partial adoption (e.g. Lipstick Agile)
- Cargo Cult Agile
- TrAgile (e.g. Cowboy Agile)
Water-based Scrum 5 lectures 14 min
- Waterfall vs Agile overview
- Hybrid approaches overview
Other forms of non-Scrum 4 lectures 20 min
- Zombie Scrum
- Cargo Cult Scrum
- Dark Scrum
Summary of the course 1 lecture 6 min A one-page summary diagram 05:38 Final Quiz 0 lecture 0 min Final quiz for the course 8 questions
Kate N PhD
My background includes consultancy, product management, academic teaching, scientific research, and technical support roles. I enjoy working with students and creating a productive and positive environment for them to learn in.
I hold Professional Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master certifications, a PhD in Computer Science and a PGCert in Academic Practice. I’m also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.
I live in London, UK.