I will be moving workplace in the near future and I believe they will be very interested in my experience of Scrum and how it may relate to their business. I am trying to understand if it will work in their environment.
My current place of work we have a 2 products/2 backlogs/2 separate teams. These backlogs are obviously prioritised based on what the business thinks it most needs for a platform that we develop. The place I will be moving to however has many projects on the go all at the same time with (2/3 individuals working on each), small bits of work come in and are fixed on a daily basis and I imagine all the customer deliverables are roughly equally as important.
So I'm wondering if anyone has experience of Scrum in a similar environment, what real examples have you got of things that worked? What didn't work? What considerations need to there for Scrum to work in this situation?
There are a few aspects that I'm not sure how would work out well:
- I believe people in teams will work across projects, and therefore potentially across scrum teams if broken down.
- How do you go about handling priority on so many moving parts which are probably changing frequently and have their own timescales?
- If you have a scrum team that works on several projects (some many only require 1 Dev) then how do you understand the context of the stand-up?