Sunday, August 6, 2017

Is Scrum obsolete?

The blog title may be mischievous, but that thought did run through my mind when I last interviewed for a job. I had spoken to 4 companies at the time, and 3 out of those 4 places deployed to production at least daily. If Scrum is a series of time-boxed sprints or iterations what meaning does it have when you ship stuff daily? I'm not saying Scrum should die, but I do wonder whether it deserves to be the default choice at so many software development organizations these days. It certainly did not seem to be a good fit for those doing daily deploys. Should we assume it's a good fit for most places?