In this video, Gerard Beckerleg – Solution Architect at SSW – is asked by Adam Cogan what he thinks are the various dysfunctions developers have when they use Scrum.

Gerard gives his 3 top pain points he sees for developers using the Scrum methodology:

  1. Teams taking on extra tasks mid-sprint (given by the Product Owner)
  2. Teams who are not clear on the Acceptance Criteria
  3. Daily Scrums(standup) – Teams turn these short 10-15 minute synchronization meetings into long ‘show and tell’ meetings (see this video on Microsoft doing Daily Standups)

Plus Adam throws in his own favourite dysfunction that he sees teams facing when using Scrum:

  1. Teams not preparing before the Sprint Review

At the end of the video, Gerard gives some insights into how you can save a project from going south when using Scrum.

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About the speakers

About the speakers

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Gerard Beckerleg is a Solution Architect at SSW in Sydney since 2011.

With ten years industry experience, he is from the new breed of software architects who are able to combine excellent technical skills with great communication and commercial awareness. Although specialising in Web E-commerce solutions, Gerard has extensive experience in Microsoft.NET and loves working with C#, MVC, SQL Server, Umbraco, Kendo UI and SharePoint.

As a qualified Professional Scrum Developer, Gerard is capable of working as part of a Scrum Development Team or in the role of Scrum Master. His experience as a Scrum Master covers a wide range of clients and industries including McDonalds, Sydney Airports, National Australia Day Council and TAFE.

An established and confident speaker and trainer Gerard has delivered numerous courses including SharePoint 2010 at the University of Technology in Sydney.

In his spare time, he is an active soccer player and enjoys keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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