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The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year 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 we might complain, we are often all-too-comfortable with our ruts and our unhappiness. After all, as bad as our current situation may be, at least we 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, we are often hesitant or even downright reluctant to change. It ...

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