In a new talk, Scrum cofounder Jeff Sutherland makes a compelling argument for Scrum, XP and Lean as the basis for “hyper-productive” companies. The potential improvement is on the order of a factor of 10(!). But to get those gains, you have to adopt Scrum and adapt yourself to Scrum, not the other way around.
The actual competitive advantage which can be achieved by consequently deploying the principles and practices of Scrum, Lean and XP have coincided with substantial revenue gains for the companies concerned:
BTW – “ScrumButt” companies score 7 or less on the Nokia test.
His recommendations to investors:
His recommendations to managers: