A PMP® and a Scrum Master® were having lunch together on a park bench debating the relative merits of Agile as opposed to traditional waterfall project management. They were making the arguments one would normally expect. At one point, the traditional PMP felt the need to prove his devotion to his profession by pulling out his wallet to show the Scrum Master his PMI membership card. As luck would have it, a thief was passing by and, seeing his opportunity, snatched the wallet and ran off.
In recent Certified ScrumMaster courses, it has occurred to me the volume of companies who continue to perceive Scrum and Agile approaches as “project management methodologies” despite intentions of their creators for these methods to be different.
It begs the question “Why do these organizations want to adopt Scrum”? Adopting Scrum does not mean that those formerly known as Project Managers are out of a job. The job just becomes different. The project world by definition is temporary. Every project has a start and end.