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Stories of Scrum Adoption in China

by Jacky Li and Deborah Hartmann Preuss on Apr 18, 2008 |
In a recent inquiry by InfoQ China editor Jacky Li, five very different cases of Scrum adoption in China were compared - both successful and unsuccessful implementations. Jacky asked each one the same questions, and got very different replies. Despite the small sample size, it's an interesting comparison, pointing out that improvement doesn't ensure success.

The questions asked by InfoQ were:
  1. Why did you use Scrum on your project?
  2. How did you adopt Scrum on the project, and why?
  3. What was the biggest problem during the adoption, and how did you solve it?
  4. What's the benefit that Scrum brought to your project, your company?
  5. Why didn't you adopt Scrum successfully? Would you please describe the process?
The sample size is small, and the companies didn't take the same steps, yet by looking at how they adopt Scrum (whether successful or not) we can learn a lot from them.

Please view the full InfoQ article: Improvement, Success and Failure: Scrum Adoption in China

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nice post by M Naveed

A very good article. Responses from different individuals makes it an interesting read. A week ago I joined as a ScrumMaster in a company in China. Though this company has been working on Agile dev for quite a while but I did not see the effects of Agile methodology. Sprint1 has already started (it was planned well before I joined and my team was not involved at all) and my team has little or no information on Scrum methodology. Do you think Scrum for this team will succeed? I bet. Do you think this is the right way to go about Scrum? No. Before something is started, one needs to prepare. Without preparation, it all goes waste.

I hope to read some more on how Scrum is doing in China. Keep up the good work.

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