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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, Second Edition by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 2. Getting People on Board

M. Scott Peck wrote, “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

As much as teams might complain, people are often all-too-comfortable with their ruts and their unhappiness. After all, as bad as their current situation may be, at least they know the terrain and rules. Scrum offers a way out, but it brings with it a new, unknown, unfamiliar way of working. When faced with the choice between the known and the unknown, people are often hesitant or even downright reluctant ...

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