What is WaterScrumFall?

WaterScrumFall -- /wa-ter scrum-fall/ -- noun
1. A mutation of the Waterfall and Scrum processes; considered harmful

Symptom 1

Two week engineering cycle, but Customers get new software quarterly.

Symptom 2

Product requirements something something

Symptom 3

Incremental releases, but no change to backlog after each release

Recent Outbreaks

Our community seeks out and documents the occurrence of WaterScrumFall accross all industry sectors on all continents.

Telecoms

A leading Telecoms provider in Dubai found symptoms after commencing a requirements phase.

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Online Journalism

You won't believe which website we found to be infected.

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Manufacturing

An anonymous source in Cologne (Germany) identified burnout and frustration in their engineering teams.

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Social Media

Most young and growing startups believe themselves to be immune. They aren't.

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Travel & Tourism

Despite stringent controls, an occurrence has been reported in an Operations team in Mumbai.

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Education

Even being the smartest of all industries hasn't stopped the spread in this industry (Oxford, England)

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Financial Services

An inflow of sticky notes has failed to prevent widespread infection in the financial sector (New York)

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Dating

Use protection. Especially within your own organisation. (San Francisco)

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Our Community

As agilists, it is our mission to eradicate the waterfall method from the face of the earth within five years. Ours will be the last generation to suffer squeezed test phases, change request boards and endless contract negotiations.

Education

Understand the causes. Recognise the symptoms. Learn how to respond.

Eradication

Using specialised tools and techniques to rapidly eliminate bad practices

Vaccination

Instigate long-term protection to prevent against resurgence

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