Adopting Scrum: Incremental or all-in?

When a team decides to adopt Scrum, is it best for them to go all-in, adopting all of the practices, to the best of their ability, at once?  Or is an incremental adoption, picking the practices that the team thinks will help them meet their, a better approach.

During this moderated panel discussion, four panelists who have worked on a number of different agile teams in a variety of roles will answer questions about Scrum adoption, covering the relative merits of the all-in vs. incremental approach, when one approach might be preferred over the other.  The panelists will provide examples of both success and failures from their own teams.

We will take questions (and answers) from the audience throughout the session.


Outline/Structure of the Panel

We'll spend about 5 minutes introducing the panelists.  The rest of session time will alternate between questions from the panel moderator, and questions taken from the audience.

We will also encourage the members of the audience to contribute their answers and examples of successful approaches to Scrum adoption.

This is characterized as a Beginner session, but is really appropriate for all levels.  It is assumed that the audience has an understanding of Scrum practices.

This session could be done in 45 minutes instead of 60 if necessary.

Learning Outcome

Participants should be able to identify the advantages and disadvantages of an incremental vs. all-in approach to Scrum adoption.

Participants should be able to identify situations when one method will work better than the other.

Target Audience

Coaches, executives, ScrumMasters ... anyone interested in the relative merits of an incremental vs. all-in approach

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