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How to Iterate Your Project Off a Cliff

That is what this article should have been titled, as it completely and dangerously misses the key insight of Scrum. Scrum is not merely a sequence hoops to jump through.

Fundamentally, Scrum is a recognition of certain risk-bearing concerns in projects, and the assignment of those concerns to separate roles. The division of concerns sets up a structural tension that drives attention to risks, and which are necessarily resolved through open negotiation. To truly reap the benefits of Scrum is to appreciate the value and organic nature of this tension.

All the steps listed in the article follow from this basic understanding, but these steps do not entail the myriad supporting activities that make Scrum valuable.

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