I was pondering this image - and relate it to “Waterfall” or “Scrumfall”, in either case - how larger organizations tend to arrange work:
I made some interesting discoveries when comparing this to how most larger organizations do Scrum:
It gets even worse when we have “Pure Scrumfall” where each work step is done by a separate Scrum team:
Or, in other words: “Doing Scrum could slash your performance in half if you’re optimizing for utilization rather than throughput.”
I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader what happens when we optimize activity “G” for utilization (e.g. cutting headcount until they’re 100% utilized in each Sprint).