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I recently had an impromptu lunch conversation with a small group of agile consultants and developers. We had all come together at a conference and coincidentally sat down at the same table. The developers were explaining how their team was trying to use agile but was not having success. They were almost at the point of giving up and going back to their older processes. The consultants—trained and experienced scrum masters—started asking some probing questions. Was the team customer focused? Check! Did they have a trained scrum master? Check! Did they all receive training? Check! Did they use sprints? Check!
From the answers they gave, everything seemed to be in place. I decided to jump in with a few questions of my own.