Accidental Adoption - The Story of Scrum at Amazon.com
This report describes how scrum was adopted by more than half of the software developers at Amazon.com (and counting). The adoption was due largely to the efforts, both accidental and purposeful, of an internal employee. Amazon’s corporate and development cultures played important roles, both positive and negative. With no executive sponsorship, adoption occurred primarily a team at a time. The wide range of success across teams and organizations leads to a number of important lessons learned with regard to enterprise scrum adoption. The lesson: you can cause this to happen.
This will primarily be a storytelling presentation with minor support from slides.
- The value of simply explaining scrum to anybody who is interested.
- The value of an internal, corporate Scrum Gathering.
- The value of an internal scrum-interest email list and how to use it to grow a community.
- The value (or not) of certified scrum training and trainers.
- The value of coaches.
- Monitoring an enterprise-wide scrum adoption in a completely decentralized environment.
- What management really wants from scrum and how to get them comfortable enough with it.
- The things you can do to improve the health of your scrum adoption.