Please Help Me List the Problems with Using Agile or Scrum

I'm trying to create a list of the biggest, most common, or hardest to overcome agile problems that a team might face when adopting Scrum. I could really use your help by contributing to the list by adding a comment to this post. I'm thinking of things like:

  • We have five product owners. What do we do?
  • We drop work from every sprint. How do we get out of that habit?
  • We can't ever get things "potentially shippable" at the end of a sprint. How can we?
  • We spend forever in planning meetings. How can we spend less time doing that?
  • etc...

So, what agile problems have you encountered or heard of teams encountering? Thanks for your help.


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As the founder of Mountain Goat Software, Mike Cohn specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile processes and techniques to build extremely high-performance teams. He is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. Mike is a founding member of theĀ Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Mike can be reached at [email protected]. If you want to succeed with agile, you can also have Mike email you a short tip each week.
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