For all its popularity, Scrum is often misunderstood. Let’s deubunk some common misconceptions about the framework. For a relatively simple development framework, Scrum is often misunderstood – even by experienced IT leaders. As a certified agile practitioner and project management professional with over 25 years of experience delivering software development and IT products and services, I felt it was high time to debunk some misconceptions about Scrum:
Myth #1: Scrum teams should be co-located. Myth #2: Product backlogs must have user stories. Myth #3: Burndown charts are an artifact of Scrum. Myth #4: SAFe and Scrum are the same thing. Myth #5: Scrum masters are project managers. Myth #6: Scrum is a methodology. Myth #7: Certified Scrum masters are the experts.
Scott Abate is a certified Agile practitioner and project management professional at digital business solutions provider Anexinet with over 25 years of experience delivering software development and information technology products and services.