While it is commonplace to see the term “scrum” in either Agile circles or when discussing the sport of Rugby, I have recently noticed that the term scrum is being used in political and media circles more and more (see three recent news articles below). While I suspect that the usage of scrum is really coming from those familiar with Rugby, I wonder if there are those in the media or politics that have an affinity with those who work in Agile and Scrum related circles? What do you think?
It would be interesting to see if more and more Scrum and
Agile related terms become infused into our political, media, and other lexicon. In any case, I wish you all a very happy and
successful New Year!
- Senate in last-minute scrum for deal - http://bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2012/12/30/senate-leaders-scramble-find-formula-avoid-fiscal-crisis/tCAbkkZhesZD5cq5vdN7BJ/story.html - Dec 30
- Judges scrum over 'double-dipping' for pension - http://news.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20121224/NEWS010801/312240014/Judges-scrum-over-double-dipping-pension - Dec 22
- Chinese Media Digest includes the statement, "This media scrum should not develop into a political show" said the article..." - http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/752191.shtml - Dec 25
- Media scrum is now a Wikipedia entry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_scrum
Cheers to one and all!