#166 – Using Scrum to Become Agile

Adopting Scrum will not magically turn your organization into an agile one. Just like a scale only shows your current status on a weight loss journey, the scale, itself, will not make you lose weight—changing your eating habits and exercising will.

The root causes of why your PBIs get blocked are often good indicators of the systemic changes that your organization needs to be agile. E.g., if a team’s stories get blocked because they need the Data Warehouse team to make a database change, or because a security clearance is needed from the InfoSec department, building up these competencies within the Scrum Team (and taking the needed political battles on a Management level to allow it) is a way of “losing weight”.