today’s organizational paradigm: agile scrum – pros and cons

July 20, 2016


In a previous post, we have already mentioned one of the advantages of Agile method, is that each sprint yields a shippable product or deployable service. It may not have all the attributes you wanted, but every selected attribute is 100% complete. Each iterative sprint adds more 100% achieved attributes to the shippable product.

Another advantage of Agile is that it is proven to ensure effective use of time and resources, thereby saving time and money. Large objectives are divided up into smaller, achievable attributes. Daily scrum meeting give everyone clear direction and sprints provide plain view of progress.


On the negative side, Agile Scrum is the leading cause of scope creep. Often times, there are no definitive end date. It’s usually defined as when funds run out. Without end date, and the iterative nature of sprints, it is very tempting to add additional functionality, demand additional features (before the money runs out).

Agile scrum could be very stressful. Common feedback is that the Agile process is rather intense for members. The need to really complete each feature 100% within each iteration, and the relentlessness of iterations, can be exhausting and takes mental tolls.


One Response to “today’s organizational paradigm: agile scrum – pros and cons”

  1. Annalice Chang said

    what exactly is scope creep?

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