Pitfalls in Agile Scrum
Many things can go wrong when working with Scrum. Let’s discuss some common pitfalls.
User Stories on the backlog are not very SMART.
No proper sprint planning is done.
No tasks are defined.
Team members are not transparent on what they are doing.
Administration is done in a tool, but the team misses the overview.
The Scrum Master has to do all the dirty work.
The way of working looks like Scrum, but is actually Waterfall.
The Product Owner is not clear on priorities.
The backlog is a mess.
Retrospectives are always about other teams.
No common understanding of Scrum.
No collaboration with other teams.
People hide behind procedures.
Documentation is poor.
Discipline is low.
Product Reviews are too technical for the Stakeholders.
Stakeholders do not visit the Review/demo.
The sprint is constantly interrupted by incidents and other priorities.
Too much dependencies with other teams constantly hinders the team.
Impediments are not solved.
Tasks stay in progress for ever.