We all bring assumptions and expectations when we’re trying something new. Sometimes our expectations are well-founded and reasonable, and sometimes they’re not so much. You might be wondering.
How much do my expectations about Scrum match reality?
This article will walk you through some common expectations I’ve seen people bring to Scrum.
Scrum is simple to learn, but it takes time to master it
Expectation: Scrum is only for software developers.
Reality: You can apply Scrum across many domains.
Scrum originated in software development and is still where you will most commonly find it. However, I’ve seen scrum applied to creative design, marketing, content creation, personal development, and many other disciplines. The trouble is most resources are still written primarily for software audiences. This lack of resources is why I created the What is Scrum? Guide to help people apply Scrum to new contexts.
Scrum has a lot of meetings and it can be hard to keep them straight, especially when you're getting started.
The Scrum meeting checklist has all the details you need to run effective Scrum meetings.