I am a software lead who is just kicking off my first project (into the 4th sprint) at my new company (I have been here three months). One of the reasons the company chose an outsider was to help transition to a more Agile model. They also invested in training a Scrum master for the project.
Here is the problem. While things started off fine, things have slowed to a crawl. Developers aren't engaged and spend a lot of time goofing off. Planning poker estimates are soaring. Resignations have arrived. More bugs are making it to production.
I am going to try and have some conversations, but I like to walk into conversations prepared. What is it that makes certain devs averse to Scrum? Why might they be disengaged? Does it only work with certain devs? What questions should I be asking them during these conversations?
It did wonders at my old company, but is seemingly sinking the team at this one.