I don't know whether I should laugh or cry.
Honestly, it is getting difficult. After yesterday's "Scrum but" episode, this friend of mine came to me telling that the manager actually asked for an official written definition of this new approach. He was then told that whatever is not scrum should be considered "Scrum but". But he insisted.
And so he was told: there is nothing in written, there is no such thing. If you want to do scrum, start by knowing what it is and read the scrum guide, it is made of 17 wonderful pages.
At this point my mouth is still open wide in shock, but then again I believe a new business opportunity has been found.
And today there was still more. The third episode I've been told after lunch, involved getting an organigram where these wonderful roles for the scrum-but approach have been defined. And my friend has full empowerment to make whatever changes are found necessary. Given that the manager keeps his definition. Which means: "don't change anything because I won't consider it, but please, feel at ease and provide your suggestions and improvements".
I like this man's definition of empowerment. Setup things for people, establish them as rules and then stay on top breathing on their necks controlling. Quite an interesting way of doing it. #irony
(oh, and I've been told that after hearing such an ironic sentence he still said he never de-authorized anyone, he just wants to be present at all times)
What can I say? (my mouth will stay open wide in shock for quite a while)