Scrum does not apply to all situations and will show friction points when ill-applied.
Signs of poor fit include:
- Sprint plan includes space to accommodate unknowns.
- Sprints are frequently canceled for unforeseen work.
- Sprint backlog changes frequently.
- Team is resigned to always having work to carry into next sprint.
Dustin Moris Gorski, “When to Use Scrum? Waterfall vs. Scrum vs. Kanban vs. Scrumban - Dusted Codes,” Dusted Codes (blog), November 8, 2015, https://dusted.codes/when-to-use-scrum-waterfall-vs-scrum-vs-kanban-vs-scrumban. (See notes.)