I am a developer on a Scrum team which I joined in September and for reasons which will be evident, I want to leave and am trying to figure out resume lines.
The Scrum team I'm working in is problematic in ways like:
- The other devs don't finish their stories or the specs are absurdly wrong and it is a "team failure."
- We are 6 sprints in and it seems that there is no meaningful difference between finishing one's work and just not finishing.
I hate this kind of environment as I have always been an individual technical performer and am not willing to drag others along. Teamwork is great, but only if others pull their own weight.
My current situation:
At this point I am just overestimating how long work will take, coding to the spec (no matter how absurd) and funneling the rest of the sprint time into Udemy courses, but I can only do that so much to add technologies to my resume after weeks. I maybe need 15 hours to complete all my work and am doing the same number of points as the other developers.
As it stands, I seem to have no oversight (I speak to my manager maybe once a week and he doesn't work on the same projects I do). Heck, I am openly working on Udemy courses and nobody has said anything. We don't seem to have individualized evaluations of any sort.
I am looking to move on...
I am certainly not staying the length of the project, so I can't put that on a resume.
What is the best way to extract an individualized benefit out of a Scrum environment? I don't get a defined project area. I am not responsible for any given components outside the two weeks of the Sprint. I am basically a generic factory worker. Factory workers might at least be ranked by widgets (points in scrum) relative to peers, but we don't keep track of that either.
In terms of "achievement" what should I be putting on my resume when I try to exit at 6 months?
I suppose this question is a bit off topic, but how is the "succeed or fail as a team" in Scrum supposed to work? Whether the team succeeds or fails seems immaterial to my interests, so a Scrum worker wouldn't do anything special to make it succeed unless they are a company lifer. Same with the "eliminate waste and increase velocity" thing.