I blogged about Scrum before so when I read this excellent article on Gamasutra I thought it would be a good thing to mention this article here.
I really like this quote:
“I guess the biggest challenge for me, personally, coming from a producer background and had only ever worked in waterfall, was embracing change. Taking on the role of a ScrumMaster required me to complete change my style of management. As Lyssa Adkins said recently in her blog, and I quote, ‘You will have to give away your belief that having a checklist makes things run smoothly. You will have to stop chasing the perfect process and, instead, start cultivating your ability to trust the resourcefulness of others. You will cease using line items checked off on a plan as your measure of value. You will face your fears, all of them, about yourself and other people. You will stop making progress and start making products.’ I couldn’t agree more." – Kim Sellentin, Producer, The Creative Assembly, Australia
As with any new trick: It is so hard to adapt the process and not just the name.