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how to know when things aren’t going well

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why isn’t it always this obvious?

i worked at the place the above picture is from not too terribly long ago.  there had been some major product upheaval, toes were stepped on, and teams were redistributed.  people were not happy.  one guy took the time to type and print a 2 page list of all of the bad things that had happened in this particular sprint.  we all knew things were going poorly.  within four weeks that entire scrum team had quit working at the company and moved on to other jobs with varying degrees of happiness.  sometimes its very obvious when things aren’t going well at a company.  i’m finding that is rarely the case though.