Scrum Masters don’t own the process.


  1. Believing that following a process will somehow make you agile and;
  2. Violating the first value of the agile manifesto:
  • In martial arts, Shu would normally practiced in a controlled and safe environment. This is almost always not the case when introducing scrum (or any other agile framework).
  • Unlike a martial art where occasionally you might find yourself in need of delivering results/ defending yourself, if your team is following scrum then it is likely that they are already in an environment that expects them to deliver frequently.

Shuhari as a maturity model




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Austin Mackesy-Buckley

Austin Mackesy-Buckley

An Agile Coach and dad who writes from time to time about his thoughts and experiences of work and life.