What do you think are the challenges of using Scrum?
I am a firm believer that there is one and the most significant challenge – to help your team reach maturity.
To enjoy the magic of Scrum to the fullest you should set everything up properly. At first, you might think it’s quite easy. Yes, you can start using various Scrum rules and tools like organizing events, sorting out the backlog, starting the sprint, etc. But this is only the tip of the Scrum Iceberg, and the main challenge is hidden under the water.
People are the heart of Scrum. And they are complex and unique. Each one has their own character, desires, needs, view on the problem, personal goals, ambitions, expectations, leadership qualities, values, etc. Members of the team can differ dramatically from person to person, and the main challenge of Scrum is to make them all work together as an organism: interact, listen, and hear each other for achieving a common goal. After you pass this challenge, you’ll enjoy the tremendous power of the strong mature team, in active and deep listening, in trusting relationships, and, of course, in the scrum values.