Why No One Understands Agile, SCRUM & DevOps & Why Perfect Technology Abstractions Are Sure To Fail

The problem with Agile, SCRUM and DevOps – and all abstract solutions – is that expectations are always set too high toward unachievable goals.  Requirements management and applications development are just parts of a continuous journey, not the destination, because there is no final destination. Agile is a strategic attitude, not a CPA exam.

It Always Sounds Better Than It Is

Whether it’s Agile, DevOps, SCRUM, enterprise architecture, digital transformation or even cloud computing, we always wax poetic about how they will save a fortune, generate new revenue and, OMG, change everything.  Technologists write business cases, sell them to non-technology executives and then proceed with unjustified optimism.  This time it’s Agile methodology and its cousins SCRUM and DevOps. 

Agile projects fail almost as much as all the others.  Yet we still sell “Agile” as an elixir:  “If we only had an Agile environment, an Agile team

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Scrum Ventures Launches Food Tech Studio – Bites!

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scrum Ventures today announced the launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites!, a global community of stage-agnostic startups who share a common vision of solving key challenges plaguing our food supply chain today, including (but not limited to) safety, waste reduction, and health. Scrum Ventures’ Food Tech Studio – Bites! is the latest series of studio programs aimed to reinvent the antiquated accelerator process and will facilitate lasting relationships between a range of global food tech entrepreneurs, Japanese corporations, and industry thought leaders that are deeply immersed in the changing food landscape.

The launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites! comes at a time where COVID-19 and the ongoing climate crisis has threatened the global food supply chain and left millions of people around the world without food security and nutrition. In fact, research from The United Nations World Food Programme

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